HDMI to USB C Video Capture Device 1080p 60fps - UVC - External USB 3.0 Type-C Capture/Live Streaming - HDMI Audio/Video Recorder Adapter - Works with USB-C/USB-A/Thunderbolt 3

HDMI® Recorder| USB 3.0 | USB Video Class | USB-A Cable Included

Product ID: UVCHDCAP

2.7 stars (3 reviews) |
  • HD VIDEO CAPTURE: Bus-powered USB 3.0 capture device records HDMI video to USB-C, TB3 or USB-A computer | 1080p 60fps, 3.5mm 2ch audio, HDMI pass-through, H.264 software encoding (MJPEG/MPEG-2/MPEG-4)
  • USB VIDEO CLASS: UVC ensures an easy setup w/ driverless, automatic install in Windows (7 & up), Mac (10.11 & up) & Linux (4.x LTS); Capture device is compatible w/ DirectShow & QuickTime applications
  • APPLICATIONS: USB video grabber to record video, conference calls, camera feeds w/incl. or 3rd party software (OBS); Live streaming on YouTube/platforms w/ RTSP; Use w/ collaboration apps Teams & Zoom
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$259.99USD
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This HDMI® to USB-C™ video capture device lets you record HDMI video to your USB-C, USB-A or Thunderbolt™ 3 computer.

Easy Setup, Easy Capture

For hassle-free recording, you can install the HDMI capture device by simply connecting it to your computer. The capture device features USB Video Class (UVC), a video capture standard that’s natively supported by Mac, Windows® and Linux®. Unlike other capture devices that require proprietary driver installation, UVC based capture devices install automatically for a truly plug-and-play solution. Also, with this recorder you're not limited to the included software; you can use any third-party software that uses UVC compatible frameworks such as Quicktime or DirectShow®.

Capture HD Video

Record 1080p video at 60fps (frames per second) from your Windows PC, gaming console, camera (and more) so you can save, share or edit your content. Capture meetings, presentations, conference calls and security footage directly to your computer.

Stream Your 1080p Content

Stream video over the web using Twitch™ or other third-party streaming platforms. With the included software or third-party UVC compatible software like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS), you can live broadcast video over the internet using third-party video streaming platforms.

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

Note: This device is HDCP compliant, and will not capture copy protected video, such as Blu-rays or the video output of Mac computers. However, this device will capture video to Mac computers and will capture non-encrypted video.

Applications

  • Capture meetings, presentations or conference calls directly to your computer
  • Upload recorded videos or live broadcast your signal to any online video platform
  • Record training and tutorial videos from your laptop or game console

Partner Numbers

  • ASI 218859
  • D&H UVCHDCAP
  • Ingram Micro USA 3GU671
  • UPC 065030876025

Compatibility

  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Linux logo
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) logo
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13) logo
  • macOS Catalina (10.15) logo
Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
MacOS® 10.11 to 10.15
Linux 4.x (LTS Versions only)

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) Connector A 1 - HDMI (19 pin)
Connector B 1 - USB Type-B (9 pin) USB 3.0
Connector A 1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature -5°C to 40°C
Humidity 20-80% RH Non-Condensing
Hardware AV Input HDMI
AV Output USB
Audio Yes
Industry Standards MPEG4 (H.264)
USB Video Class (UVC)
Chipset ID Mstar - MST3363CNK-170
Packaging Information Shipping (Package) Weight 0.9 lb [0.4 kg]
Package Length 8.5 in [21.5 cm]
Package Width 18.5 in [47 cm]
Package Height 18.5 in [470 mm]
Performance Maximum Digital Resolutions 1920 x 1080 60 FPS
Supported Resolutions 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Audio Specifications 2-channel stereo audio
Physical Characteristics Color Silver & Black
Product Length 3.6 in [9.2 cm]
Product Width 2.4 in [60 mm]
Product Height 0.9 in [2.3 cm]
Weight of Product 3.0 oz [86 g]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
MacOS® 10.11 to 10.15
Linux 4.x (LTS Versions only)
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - capture device
1 - USB-C to USB-B cable (1m)
1 - USB-A to USB-B cable (1m)
1 - HDMI cable (1m)
1 - quick-start guide

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

This video capture card uses a DirectShow compatible driver and can be used with many third-party video capture applications. The driver for your video capture card still needs to be installed. You can find the driver by entering the product ID at http://www.startech.com/Support.

StarTech.com does not officially support or endorse the use of third-party applications. Any use of applications not provided by StarTech.com with our hardware must be independently supported.

Yes, if you use this capture card with third party software, it is possible to turn your video camcorder into a webcam.

Although third-party software might work with this video capture card, StarTech.com does not officially support or endorse the use of third-party applications.

Certain StarTech.com video capture cards are compatible with DirectShow and will work with many third-party video capture applications that are compatible with DirectShow. For more information on DirectShow compatible video capture cards, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/video-capture-cards-directshow.

Although third-party software might work with this video capture card, StarTech.com does not officially support or endorse the use of third-party applications.

Due to High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), it is not possible to record from certain gaming consoles. HDCP content (for example, movies) are protected, but the console itself may or may not have permanent HDCP enabled on the HDMI output.

For more information about consoles and their permanent HDCP enforcement, consult the following table:

Console Permanent HDCP

PlayStation 3

Yes
PlayStation 4

Optional. You can change the settings in the menu.

Wii U

No

XBox 360

No
XBox One No

You can use a video capture card with consoles that do not have permanent HDCP enabled.

Troubleshooting

A Windows 10 update may prevent a Capture Device from being detected by your Computer. Enabling access to your Camera and Microphone will resolve this issue.

To enable access to your Camera:

  1. Click the Start icon.
  2. Click the Settings icon.
  3. Click the Privacy tile.
  4. Click Camera.
  5. Locate the slider that says Let apps use my camera. Toggle this slider to the On position.

To enable access to your Microphone:

  1. Click the Start icon.
  2. Click Settings icon.
  3. Click Privacy tile.
  4. Click Microphone.
  5. Locate the slider that says Let apps use my microphone. Toggle this slider to the On position.

How To

  1. Open a web browser and navigate to https://www.youtube.com/live_dashboard.
  2. Under Encoder setup, copy the Server URL from the bottom of the page.
  3. Add a slash mark and your stream name or key to the end of the URL (for example, rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2/USERACCOUNT-8033.d1fj-m8d7-ds8y-41qj).
  4. Copy the RMTP link (you will need it to complete step 8).
  5. Open Stream Catcher.
  6. Click Settings Streaming Settings.
  7. In the Streaming Protocol Type drop-down menu, click RTMP.
  8. In the Streaming Public URL field, paste the link that you copied in step 4.
  9. On the Stream Catcher home page, click the blue record icon.

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
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Does not sync sound with video

By: Spartan - 05/06/2019
I had high hopes for this video capture device, which is branded as being plug and play and easy to use, and while functions that do work are in fact fairly intuitive, after many repeated attempts seems impossible for this device to synchronize sound with video. The image capture is vibrant and bright, as strong as the source material record off the HDMI cable, is compact and runs off a downloaded software from the manufacturer that integrates with the device through a USB-C cable. The operational controls are fairly basic, though no instruction is offered, and it does take a while to figure out how the files are stored on the device. Though they have seemed to work out The video portion of the capture, the device fails entirely in synchronization. Effectively it is only good for silent film endeavors or narrative where synchronization is not required. I try to multiple sources stream sites from Vimeo and YouTube to direct taps from DVD players and satellite receivers and the problem remained throughout all test, in very short order the sound will lag behind the video and the longer the video the worse the synchronization issue becomes. What is truly odd is both the visual component and the audio component seem fine on their own. The video quality is good and the frame rate seems consistent, while the audio file is clear and does not seem accelerated, but the delay between video and audio grows with each passing minute making this device essentially useless. One can hope this is a software flaw there may be a remedy in the form of a patch in some future update, But one cannot rule out that the flaw is in the hardware. So I would not recommend this product until there is certainty of its reliability. Extremely disappointed.
| Helpful?
Matt, Customer Support on 6/3/2019 10:28:06 AM
Hello Michael, Thank you for your detailed feedback. We’re sorry to hear that you're experiencing de-synchronization issues with our UVCHDCAP. This can be caused by a lack of resources on the computer. Ensuring the power settings are set to "maximum performance" and not "balanced" or "power-saving", along with closing resource-demanding programs may help the laptop process the signal from the capture card so that this does not happen. If you need any assistance, we are happy to help and can be reached at www.startech.com/support. Our Technical Advisors are available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week to provide support.
(4 Stars)

Did What I needed

By: Chuckman85 - 03/20/2020
Needed to bring a HDMI signal from a video switch and audio from a mixer into a laptop for streaming. Setup was a little flaky at times, but that may have just been the software side of things. In the end, I got the system up and running as needed. AV sync was good despite coming from two sources. Even used the HDMI pass-through to connect another streaming computer for redundancy. So far, no real complaints.
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(3 Stars)

Hardware works ok. Software doesn't open.

By: Ken92592 - 04/14/2020
It works out of the box no problem connected to iMac 10.15.4. But the UVC Utility for the Mac will not open. It says it can't be opened when I try to launch it.
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Stacey, Customer Support on 5/13/2020 2:09:54 PM
This is now supported in macOS 10.15 as well. Please free to contact us if you require any assistance.
Matt, Customer Support on 4/17/2020 4:33:25 PM
Thank you for sharing your review of our UVCHDCAP. Unfortunately, the issue you're experiencing is due to the software being 32-bit software and macOS 10.15 requiring 64-bit software, which is why we state in the Technical Specifications that this adapter is currently only supported in macOS 10.11-10.14.
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