At long last, I finally got my much-awaited new tool for video capture, the Hauppage HD Personal Video Recorder. The successor to my old Archos AV700 PVP is, while bigger than it's predecessor, surprisingly light and apparently made mostly of plastic, making it seem toy-like and fragile. However the proof is in the pudding- the Hauppage does what it's supposed to do- capture HD video- easily, quickly and smoothly. Setting up the device in my room was pretty easy, mostly plug-and-play, though it was good foresight on my part to have in advance acquired an extended USB 2.0 cable to connect the PVR to my Mac, on the other side of the room from the TV and game consoles. Really, who would have their TV right next to their computer?
Anyway, once everything is connected, opening up a third-party app (EyeTV) and turning on the Hauppage and the video source (PS3) immediately opened up a lovely view of streaming 720p footage on my desktop, ready for recording. The slight wrinkle is about a couple of seconds delay between what's showing on your TV and what's recording on your computer monitor, but that's no biggie. Recording is easy as pushing the record button on the virtual remote control on your desktop, and that's that! Recording is almost instant, and once you stop it's there ready to be exported to your desktop or anywhere else in a flash. The files I got were H.264 video (mp4), which can be easily viewed in Quicktime.
After a couple of hours of initial testing and recording of vids from Tekken 6, the PVR did so admirably with crisp, clear video that captures the awesome detail of the game's graphics. It totally delivers on its promises, for which I am truly overjoyed. All I can do now is keep the device well-maintained and dust-free, safe on its new place in my headquarters.
Anyway, I've posted some test vids and more stuff from Tekken 6, so check out the awesome loveliness of hot, buttkicking barefoot game babe action in luscious 720p.
Asuka (looking cool and fresh in her tank top and bandage shorts) battles the walking tank, Ganryu.
Lili battles Anna (maybe she can strip off those stockings and heels afterwards..?).
Lili and a pretty creepy Yoshimitsu battle it out in the Graveyard stage.
Asuka takes on TKD Maestro Baek in Rustic Asia.
Lili's turn to give old man Baek a beating...
These match vids are pretty much raw footage, with just a bit of trimming. I can't wait to start doing edited barefoot babe features- Tekken 6 KO ryona, Soulcalibur IV FMN Knockouts, CASplay matches- in HD! Man, this is gonna be fun. Anyway, that's that for the technical side of things. Now the real work (or fun, actually) begins. Later then!