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Standalone Video Capture and Streaming - HDMI or Component, 1080p - USB 2.0

Capture high-definition video to a PC, or to an SD card without a computer, and stream live video over the Internet in real time

Product ID: USB2HDCAPS

  • Standalone video capture using SD storage
  • Standalone video streaming using the built-in LAN port
  • Capture video to your computer through USB
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  • Hassle-free operation
  • Easy-to-use software included
  • H.264 encoding
  • HDMI video passthrough
  • NTSC and PAL systems supported
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Overview

This high-definition capture device lets you record an HDMI or component video source, with audio, through a USB port on your computer.

With two standalone modes for recording or streaming, the capture device lets you record directly to an SD card for standalone capture, or use the built-in LAN port to stream video over the Internet. 

Capture or stream 1080p video 

This versatile capture device features an SD card slot, which lets you record video directly to a card without having to connect the capture device to your computer. It’s the perfect way to save time, while adding support for non-Windows® based platforms such as Mac computers or Android™ tablets. Software is also included enabling you to stream or record content with your Windows based computer.

For hassle-free video streaming, the capture box also has a built-in RJ45 network port that enables you to connect the capture device directly to your router or switch. With this standalone network connectivity you can instantly stream your video source over the Internet using streaming services such as Twitch®.

Easy-to-use software

The device encodes in H.264, the most widely adopted video codec in the world, so you can rest assured that your video captures will be compatible with almost any device platform with no editing or converting required. H.264 is also widely supported by most software titles including Adobe® Premiere® and Windows Media® Encoder. 

Plus, the included software lets you take screenshots, schedule recordings and instantly stream your video source over the Internet. The software is compatible with NTSC and PAL systems, which is perfect for professional video archiving applications where source media can change from project to project.

Hassle-free operation

This device features one-key capture for simple push-button video recording using the included software, or push-button capture and streaming while in standalone mode.The built-in video pass-through ports enable real-time video review while you capture or stream content.

To maximize portability, the capture device is USB powered, so you don’t have to use an additional power adapter or find an available wall outlet. 

Notes: 

  • This USB video capture device will not record digitally encrypted content.
  • When streaming standalone video without the PC software, the maximum supported resolution is 720p.
  • Standalone streaming supports SD cards up to  64G (FAT32 File system), HiSpeed (Class 10) SD Card is recommended.

The USB2HDCAPS is backed by a 2-year StarTech.com warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Archive videos in a digital library

Create walkthroughs and how-to tutorial videos

Capture video for screencasts, product demonstrations, online tutorials, classroom lectures, presentations, or conferences

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
AV Input Component
HDMI
HDMI
AV Output Component
HDMI
USB
Chipset ID Analog Devices - ADV7513
Industry Standards NTSC, PAL-M, PAL-60, PAL
Video Encoding: MPEG4/H.264
Performance
Important standalone operation notes
Maximum resolution for standalone video streaming is 720p.
Your SD card must be formatted in FAT32.
Maximum supported SD card size is 64 GB
Class 10 or above SD card is recommended
Audio Specifications HDMI or Component RCA Stereo
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 100 Mbps
Maximum Digital Resolutions Video input: 1080p/30/50/60
Video capturing: 1080p/30
Software Video streaming: 1080p
Standalone Video streaming: 720p/30
Supported Resolutions 1080i/p, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - Component Video (3 x RCA) Female Input
1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female Input
1 - Stereo Audio (2 x RCA) Female Input
1 - USB B (4 pin) Female Output
Connector B 1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female Output
1 - SD / MMC Slot Receptacle
1 - RJ-45 Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 10 (32/64bit), 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Vista (32/64bit), XP (32/64bit)
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Video Source
1 - USB (Power)
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 20%~80%
Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
Storage Temperature -5°C to 60°C (23°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 1.1 in [27 mm]
Product Length 5.4 in [138 mm]
Product Weight 5.6 oz [160 g]
Product Width 3.4 in [86 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 1.2 lb [0.5 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Capture Device
1 - USB 2.0 Cable
1 - HDMI Cable
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 10 (32/64bit), 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64bit), Vista (32/64bit), XP (32/64bit)

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(3 stars) NO S-Video!!

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Tech specs list S-video in and out. There is neither. I was planning to use S-video output to a monitor but that's not possible. Would be nice to have some option other than HDMI. I don't need HDMI quality for monitoring purposes. Tech specs need to be corrected.
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Stefan , Customer Support
Thank you for the feedback on our USB2HDCAPS. We sincerely apologize for the misinformation on this product. We are correcting this now, thank you for bringing it to our attention. For an S-Video capture device, we recommend the USB3HDCAP. Please note it does not have S-Video out, and also requires a USB 3.0 port.

(5 stars) This device is a dream to use

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Very pleased with how small and light this capture device turned out to be. USB powered is an added bonus and reduces cable clutter. Setup was easy though the included streaming software is light on features. I was able to get it working with OBS with relative ease and was immensely impressed with the output quality. I would definately recommend this device to anyone looking for a small, light, capture card capable of high quality output. I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.
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(3 stars) Mixed feelings on this one

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This is an interesting product but I did have some issues with connections dropping. I was using this unit with windows 10 and was using a fairly powerful pc. Installation appeared to be easy and i had no issues. I was using an old dvd/vcr combo unit to bring in some old tapes. The software works easily enough but for some reason it would occasionally just drop out and I would loose connection. I have used an internal card before and have never had this drop out. I am assuming it may have to do with it being Usb based. I am going to attempt direct to sd which i think will be just what may do the trick for me. Overall the quality was ok. I just have this drop out which to me is frustrating. I received this in exchange for an unbiased review
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(5 stars) Excellent Video Capture and Streaming

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I have been in the AV/IT Integration space for over 30 years. I found this unit easy to setup and use on my Microsoft, Android and Apple devices. I like the SD card slot, which lets you record video directly to a card without having to connect the capture device to your computer. The included software enabled me to stream and record content with my Windows computer and take screenshots, schedule recordings and instantly stream video over the Internet. A bonus feature is that this device is USB powered, which eliminates an additional power adapter. What is Included: 1 - USB 2.0 Cable 1 - HDMI Cable 1 - Driver CD 1 - Instruction Manual Note: “I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review.”
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(5 stars)

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(1 star) Constantly dropped connection to twitch

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I was trying to livestream a wedding to Twitch and it was constantly dropping the connection every 20-30 seconds and then it would reconnect. With that kind of flakey connection, it was completely unusable. I ended up using a laptop and a hangouts livestream to youtube which worked perfectly (and proved the internet connection was not the issue). I can't comment on the SD card because I never used that feature. If you are considering this product for live streaming, you may want to look at Teradek.
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Response from StarTech.com:
Malcolm, Customer Support
Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We apologize our USB2HDCAPS didn't work as needed for your important event. If you still have the unit, and intend on using it in the future, we would like to help. Have you been able to test the USB2HDCAPS at a different time with a different network setup, to see if the issue persists? We have Technical Support Advisors available 24 hours, 5 days a week. Please chat with us at https://chat.startech.com or give us a call so can troubleshoot this issue if it's still happening for you.

(1 star) doesn't work for live streaming to youtube

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We bought it as it was supposed to work with live streaming to youtube. But sadly, it does not work. the audio of the live stream is so choppy that it is unusable. Very disappointed.
Quality of Product (1/5)
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Response from StarTech.com:
Barry, Customer Support
Hello Jim, Thanks for your feedback and review. We are sorry for any inconvenience you encountered with this product and wanted to offer some assistance. When we originally launched the USB2HDCAPS product it did offer YouTube Live support. However, with YouTube Live still being a beta product, changes made to the Live service broke our ability to stream to YouTube Live. We made the difficult decision to remove support for YouTube Live with the USB2HDCAPS until Google/YouTube finalize the Live service and remove the beta tag, since more changes are likely to occur before then. We do however offer YouTube Live streaming functionality with our capture devices that use StreamCatcher software. Information of which products use StreamCatcher and therefore work with YouTube Live can be found here: https://www.startech.com/faq/video_capture_cards_stream_catcher_youtube We hope this helps and should you have any further questions of concerns please get in touch with our Technical Advisors by clicking "Support" at the top of our wbesite. Thank You.

(5 stars) WORKS GREAT

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REALLY WORKS AND CONNECTS FINE (it don't play well with WIN 10)
Quality of Product (5/5)
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