Live Gamer HD | AVerMedia

Live Gamer HD is a PCIe capture card made for hardcore PC gamers. The hardware encoder records and streams smooth, synced, and lag-free 1080p gameplay at the press of a button.

Picture Perfect

Live Gamer HD records at bitrates of up to 60 Mbps, indulging you and your viewers the pleasure of true-to-the-original picture quality.

Savior of CPU

The advanced H.264 encoder in Live Gamer HD takes the burden off your CPU. Your games will now run smoother, your videos will be lag-free, and kept at more manageable sizes too.

Tap and Go!

A simple tap is all it takes to start your recording or streaming session in our bundled software RECentral. The Hot Button also acts as an indicator. It flashes red when a session is live, so you'll know in a glance whether it's OK to go back to your normal self.

Your Choice of Application and Platform

Live Gamer HD works with any DirectShow compliant streaming application such as XSplit or OBS, and broadcasts to YouTube, Twitch, or Ustream right out of the box. You also have the privilege to record and stream with our exclusive RECentral.


Interface: PCI Express, USB (Hot Button)
Video Input: HDMI*
Audio Input: HDMI, 3.5 mm stereo
Video Output: HDMI pass-through
Audio Output: HDMI pass-through, 3.5 mm stereo pass-through
Maximum Capture Resolution: 1080p30 (60 Mbps)
Supported Resolution: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i
Encoding Format: MP4 (codec: hardware H.264 encoder)
Bundled Software: RECentral
Compatible Software: DirectShow compliant software such as XSplit or OBS
Dimensions: 4.8 x 4.1 x 0.9 in (123 x 104 x 22 mm)
Weight: 3.6 oz (102.5 g)
* Live Gamer HD does not support viewing/recording/streaming of HDCP protected signals

System Requirements

Windows® 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 7
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.8 GHz
VGA card** supporting DirectX 9.0c
Sound card
512 MB RAM
** Discrete graphics card recommended for HD video capturing

In the Box

Live Gamer HD
Hot Button
HDMI cable
DVI to HDMI adapter
HDMI to DVI cable
3.5 mm audio cable
Quick guide

Interface PCI-Express x1
Video Input Digital: HDMI / DVI-D
Audio Input Digital: HDMI
Analog: 3.5mm Audio
Video Output Digital: HDMI / DVI-D (Pass-through from HDMI Input)
Audio Output Digital: HDMI (Pass-through from HDMI Input)
Analog: 3.5mm Stereo (Pass-through from 3.5mm Audio Input)
Other USB Hot Botton
Resolution Input/ Pass-through:
640 x 480 (60p), 720 x 480 (60p), 720 x 576 (50p), 800 x 600 (60p), 1024 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 720p (50p), 1280 x 720p (60p), 1280 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 800 (60p), 1280 x 1024 (60p), 1360 x 768 (60p), 1440 x 900 (60p), 1680 x 1050 (60p),
1920 x 1080 (50i), 1920 x 1080 (60i), 1920 x 1080 (24p), 1920 x 1080 (25p), 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (50p), 1920 x 1080 (60p)
640 x 480 (60p), 720 x 480 (60p), 720 x 576 (50p), 800 x 600 (60p), 1024 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 720p (50p), 1280 x 720p (60p), 1280 x 768 (60p), 1280 x 800 (60p), 1280 x 1024 (30p), 1360 x 768 (50p), 1440 x 900 (30p), 1680 x 1050 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (25p), 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1920 x 1080 (24p)
Note: Upscaling is not supported
Chroma Subsampling Input/ Pass-through:YUV 4:4:4
Capture: YUV 4:2:0
Audio Format Input:
HDMI: Stereo
3.5mm Audio: Stereo

HDMI: Stereo
3.5mm Audio: Stereo
Hardware Extra
Codec Hardware H.264 encoder
Dimensions 12.3x10.4x2.2 cm
Weight 102.5 g
Software AVerMedia RECentral
Record Quality Maximum: 60Mbps@1080p30
Operating System Windows 8(32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
CPU Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.4GHz
AMD Athlon™ 64X2 Dual Core 2.8GHz
Memory 2 GB RAM
Graphics Card VGA card with support for DirectX 10.0c or above
Package Includes
Device Live Gamer HD
Cable HDMI Cable
DVI to HDMI Adapter 
HDMI to DVI Cable
3.5mm Audio Cable
Accessory USB Hot Button
Others Quick Installation Guide
Capture HD II
Max Resolution 1080p60 1080p60 1080p30 1080p30 1080p30 1080p30
PC Interface USB 2.0 USB 3.0 USB 2.0 USB 2.0 PCIe None
Ultra Low
Built-in H.264  
Software RECentral 3 RECentral 3 RECentral RECentral RECentral GameMate
OS Win/Mac Win Win/Mac Win/Mac Win None
Hot Button    
Advantage All-purpose
Plug and play
Top quality
and speed
Portable Compact PCIe solution Stand-alone



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