Take a look at the chart below to see some of the differences in the three gaming capture cards.
From the above chart, you can see that if you want to record your xbox 360 in HD quality, you should go for the either of the two Roxio cards. I only listed the Dazzle on here because it actually is a popular card as it is an entry level card. I go into a little more depth about each of the three cards below.
On this site, I compare the top three capture cards that you can use to record your xbox or your ps3. Take a look at the video below that I recorded using my Roxio Card. TIP: Remember to change the settings to 720p so that you can view the video in HD. Then check out the side by side comparison table that follows.
OK, the Dazzle card. A very popular card, but definitely only an entry level card. The videos that it produces are very low-end and blurry with the text being difficult to read. It uses RCA and S-video connections and therefore does NOT record in HD. HD requires component cables or HDMI. There’s also no passthru so you will need splitters if you plan to play your game on the TV while you record onto your PC. Note: you must play in standard mode (Non-HD) when recording. If you are on a budget, and can not afford an HD card, or you don’t have HD capabilities anyway, then you may want to look into the Dazzle Card. It’s a low end card for the Xbox & PS3 systems, but it will get your videos on youtube.
Roxio Game Capture
This is my favorite of all the cards (and the one I continue to use). As you can see from the videos on this site, the results are very impressive (FYI: make sure you set the youtube settings to 720p). It’s price is midrange compared to the other cards, but if you want great quality HD videos, then it’s the one I recommend for recording your gameplay. The Roxio card uses component cables to record in 720p HD. It’s also a passthru device and therefore allows you to record and play simultaneously in HD. Let’s not forget the included software: The Roxio multi-tracking software is excellent for editing your videos and adding voiceovers and text. I already own Pinnacle Studio and Sony Vegas Pro, yet I still use the Roxio software to edit my game videos. Why? because it’s simple and easy to use; allows you to quickly edit and export your videos with no hassles. Visit Roxio’s site here: Roxio Capture Card.
Roxio Game HD Pro
UPDATE as of 11/21/12: This is the newest Roxio card and it features what the people have been wanting! Along with everything that the original Roxio card had, the NEW HD Pro features HDMI inputs and ouputs! Another feature that we all were waiting for was voice overs while live streaming. The new Roxio Card has it! The HD Pro has new effects such as the slow motion effect and fast forward. Lastly, this card can record at 1080 60i or 1080 30p. This is my new favorite card. I’ve already ordered it. I’ll post some videos once I get it. Visit Roxio’s site here: Roxio Capture HD PRO.
Below is another video recorded with the Roxio card. Make sure you set the YouTube settings to 720p so that you can view it in HD quality.
FYI : If you already have a capture card, click here for recording tips.