Recording 1920x1080 Computer Games to HDV For Computer Playback

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Will, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. Will

    Will Guest

    I'm trying to find a way to capture computer game sequences playing under
    Windows at 1920x1080 HDTV resolution. I need a fluid 30 fps capture and
    I've had problems getting that from any of the software based tools that
    capture video sequences, such as Camtasia Studio . Is there any way to
    get what I am trying to achieve here?

    Has anyone created a device that takes DVI video signal from a Windows
    computer in and passes the DVI signal back out, copying it as it passes
    through? That way the device would be completely passive and not take up
    CPU that the game itself is already competing for.

    If that doesn't exist, then I guess I could try the idea of using an HDV
    camera to point at an LCD screen and capture the HD output with HD
    resolution. Does anyone make a frame or stand that is specific to this
    application, to maintain the proper camera angle, distance from the LCD,
    etc? I'm guessing this would also require some kind of collar for the LCD
    to stop reflections, create ideal lighting, etc?

    I really don't want to build all the pieces from scratch and am hoping to
    just buy a shrink wrap solution.
    Will, Jul 16, 2006
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  2. Will

    Larry in AZ Guest

    Waiving the right to remain silent, "Will"
    Folsom's ImagePro-HD. They can be rented from any decent Audio-Visual
    rental house.

    It will not "copy" the computer video, but will convert it to any
    recordable format you want. No DV, Firewire, etc., however. Uncompressed
    SDI and HD-SDI otputs are available.

    It's not easy to set up because of the hundreds of available settings in
    the menus. You'll need a bit of training...
    Larry in AZ, Jul 16, 2006
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