Colossus HD H.264 PCI Internal Video Recorder

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Colossus records HDMI video from PC gaming systems in HD, plus can record HDMI directly from an Xbox 360 or from a PS3 using Component Video input. Colossus also records Component Video (YCrCb) from cable TV and satellite set top boxes, with a built-in IR blaster to automatically change TV channels for scheduled recordings. With the Colossus HDMI input port, you can record HD video at up to 1080i from any un-encrypted HDMI source! Note: Unencrypted HDMI comes from the Xbox 360 plus most video cameras. Most cable and satellite TV set top boxes encrypt HDMI output, so you cannot record from these sources. Audio is recorded using two channel stereo or optical audio with five channel Dolby AC3. The optical audio for AC3 is a passthrough: whatever format AC3 comes in gets recorded (and also output through the optical output connector). The recording format is AVCHD, which can be used to burn Blu-ray compatible DVD disks. Two hours of HD recordings, recorded at 5 Mbits/sec, can be burnt onto a standard 4.7 GByte DVD-R or DVD-RW disk for playback on a Blu-ray DVD player.

Product Information
Mfr Part#
Record high definition video using H.264 video encoding with digital audio. Colossus is an internal PCI Express board, full height, and runs with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP; Includes a built-in high quality hardware H.264 high definition encoder, for high performance, high quality video recordings; Record high definition video at up to 1080i resolution. Also records standard definition video. Record at datarates from 1Mbs to 20Mbs; Record your game play in HD (up to 1080i) with component video and digital audio (optical) from Xbox360 or PS3 game consoles; Record your favorite TV programs from HD cable TV and satellite set top boxes. Colossus connects to most HD cable TV and satellite TV receivers with component video and optical digital audio. Stereo audio inputs are supported, too; Burn your video game play or your favorite TV programs onto AVCHD disks in high definition using standard DVD media. These AVCHD disks can be played back on a blu-ray DVD player. Up to 2 hours of HD AVCHD video can be recorded on standard DVD-R disks at 5MBits/sec; Create HD recordings which can be played back on the Xbox 360 and PS3; Includes Hauppauge's WinTV v7 TV application for automatic recording of TV programs from cable or satellite set top boxes; Includes Arcsoft ShowBiz to record video game play. Burn HD disks or upload video game play in HD to YouTube; Colossus has component video plus stereo and digital audio pass through, to allow HD recording and viewing at the same time; NTSC and PAL support; HDMI input port included. If you have an un-encrypted HDMI video source, such as a digital SLR, you can record directly from this source; Note: most cable and satellite TV receivers do not support un-encrypted HDMI video; Includes IR blaster and IR receiver/learn cable. Colossus can "learn" your cable TV or satellite remote control and can automatically change the channel on your set top box
Digital Video Capture Specs
Digital Video Capture Resolution
NTSC: 720 x 480 @ 30 frames per second; PAL: 720 x 576 @ 25 frame per second
Digital Video Capture Speed
NTSC: 30 frames per second, PAL: 25 frames per second
Analog Video Format
Digital Video Capture Format
H.264 (MPEG-4)
Output Video Format
Output Audio Format
Ports and Connectors
Input Ports and Connectors
Component, Composite (with A/V Cable Input Adapter), HDMI, Optical Audio
Output Ports and Connectors
Component, Composite (with A/V Cable Input Adapter)
Video Input
Component, Composite (with A/V Cable Input Adapter), HDMI
Audio Input
Component, Composite (with A/V Cable Input Adapter), HDMI, Optical Audio
Composite A/V inputs
1 composite video input (RCA connector)
Component Video Inputs
1 Component Video Input
Composite A/V Outputs
1 composite video output (RCA connector)
Component Video Outputs
1 Component Video Output
System Requirements
Supported Windows Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7
Minimum Processor Required
Dual core CPU 2.0GHz or faster
Minimum RAM Required
256MB for Video Card
What's in the Box
Included Software
ArcSoft "ShowBiz"; Hauppauge WinTV v7 application
2 Years
2 Years