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HDMI to USB or Composite Cables to USB

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    The problem is that I want to try recording gameplay on a PS3 but I want a Composite Cables to USB converter or a HDMI to USB converter. I can plug the usb part to the computer or laptop and record from there. Will it work or not? My other question is that would it be in the same quality as a PS3. If anyone know more about this please respond.
     
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    Would it still remain quality though? If I put it into a laptop will it automatically show the PS3 screen into the laptop or do I have to use software to show the PS3 screen onto the laptop.
     
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    You have to use the software that comes with it. Quality shouldn't be too bad considering the small size of the laptop screen. It won't be HD as you'd need component or DVI/HMDI and I do not believe such a device exists in USB or that USB could handle that.
     
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    Thanks and how much are capture cards usually. I think there are around 40$ right.
     
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    Yup around there, I have a link in my first post to several.
     
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    So there isn't any hdmi to usb converter like hdmi cable that goes to the capture card and usb cord connects to the computer only composite to usb right. If so they should make a hdmi to usb converter for gaming.
     
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    It may not be possible or economical. USB 2.0 isn't the greatest interface for video and even PCI cards that do HDMI capture/input are rare and cost more. And the gaming market that records their game play with a laptop requiring a USB version is extremely small.
     
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    How about computer. Would it be converterable if we put HDMI to VGI. I think that is possible right.
     
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    In a desktop system you would get a PCI or PCI-Express capture card. AverMedia and BlackMagic both make cards with HDMI inputs.
     
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    What is a PCI capture card and what does PCI stand for.
     
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    PCI & PCI-Express are two internal slot types found in desktop computers.

    A capture card is the device that takes an input from an outside source and allows it to be used with a computer.
     
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    I read that PCI is usually intergrated in the motherboard now but there are expansion slots for PCI. I looked at some expansion slots and I thought they kind of looked like where you would put RAM.
     
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    Thanks for the information. I think I know what to do now. There a few capture cards that I like and will probaly use. I think the composite capture card is the best since there is no hdmi to usb converter and the only way to record with hdmi is using PCI I think. If that is the case the best choice is the composite capture card. I will try to look for a hdmi to usb capture card even though they don't make one.
     
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