If you want to capture and share your Xbox One X footage looking its absolute best, you’ll be wanting a 4K-capable capture card. And right now for the Black Friday weekend our current top pick, the AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K, is discounted to a price you simply shouldn’t ignore.
The RRP for the Live Gamer 4K is $300, and more recently it’s been holding steady around the $270 mark. Black Friday has seen it drop to a new low price that makes it an absolutely killer buy.
The Live Gamer 4K is well worthy of being our top pick for Xbox One X gamers. It handles 4K capture and passthrough at up to 60 FPS, while also supporting HDR capture and passthrough, too. It’s an internal capture card that docks into a vacant PCIe slot on your desktop rig, and gives you as close to zero latency as possible.
The Live Gamer 4K also supports surround sound passthrough, so you can capture your games without impeding your live experience, and for PC players it’s pretty handy too. Not only can you capture high-frame rate video, like 240 FPS at 1080p, but it’s also handy for ultrawide gamers since it will capture the entire display at up to 4K resolution.
The one downside, if there is one, is that this capture card is only good for you if you have a desktop PC. Fortunately, AVerMedia also has an excellent external capture card capable of handling 4K video with its own hot discount.
The Live Gamer Ultra is almost the same as the Live Gamer 4K, save for a few limitations that come from operating over USB compared to PCIe. It can still passthrough 4K video at up to 60 FPS, but it will only capture at 30 FPS at that resolution, while HDR can’t be captured at all at 4K, only passed through to your display. If you step down to 1080p however, you can grab all that glorious HDR goodness.
High-frame rate passthrough is also supported for PC gamers, but the maximum capture frame rate at 1080p is reduced to 120 FPS. Which is still pretty good considering you’re connecting this over a USB cable potentially to a laptop!
I’ve tested both of these extensively and they’re absolutely worthy of high praise. AVerMedia products work incredibly well and reliably, and while there’s a companion app available, it’s not necessary to use and there aren’t any driver issues to overcome in my experience. Simply plug, play, and capture stunning looking content.
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