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Hauppauge Colossus: Internal PCIe HD PVR. Hi-Def Video Capture Device with Hardware H.264 Video Encoders & HDMI in*

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  • Quick Find Code: K185904
  • Manufacturers SKU: 01412
  • Product UPC/EAN: 0785428014128

Product Description

One of the popular uses for the Colossus is for recording video gameplay. As said on GeekTonic: Now I think anyone watching me play videogames is a sure-fire way to put them to sleep - or at least laugh at my videogame performance. But I know there is a very large number of videogamers using the HD-PVR to record their video gameplay. The Colossuss amazing recording quality allows personal archival of your favourite TV programs. Record your TV programs in HD, then burn them onto a standard DVD disk (up to two hours) in a high definition AVCHD format. Colossus connects to any component video equipped HD set top box. Colossus also has standard definition composite input so you can record your old home video tapes and then burn onto a DVD disk. (S-Video input available with optional cable.) You can also use Colossus to turn your old VCR tapes into Blu-ray disks. Record your video tapes using Colossus and then burn Blu-ray formatted DVD disks on your PC.  

Main Features:

  • 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 data-rates 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 favourite 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 favourite 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
  • 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
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MULTIMEDIA Video Capability H.264 AVCHD video encoder • AC-3 recording from AC-3 source • AAC audio encoding from PCM source • Recording datarate: from 1 to 20 Mbits/sec (user selectable in the ArcSoft ShowBiz application) • Recording format: up to 1080i from component video (YCrCb or YPrPb) • NTSC: 720p60, 1080i60, 480i60, 480p60 • PAL: 720p50, 1080i50, 576p50, 576i50, 480p50, 480i50 • Note: the video input format determines the recorded format. For example, 1080i input records at 1080i, 720P records at 720P, etc. Any other format conversions needs to be done with the MediaConvert program (supplied). • NTSC or PAL supported
DISPLAY Display Resolution Maximum 1080i Pixels
Video Component In 1 x Component Video
Video Component Out 1 x Component Video
Audio Line In Ports 3 x RCA, 1 x Optical
Audio Line Out Ports 3 x RCA
SYSTEM Software Included ArcSoft ShowBiz for video recording and authoring and burning of your TV recordings onto a Blu-ray DVD compatible disc • Hauppauge WinTV v7 application, with support for the Hauppauge remote control and IR blaster
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS System Requirements Note: when playing back video recordings made with the Colossus, a fast CPU and at least 256MB of graphics memory are needed. • Processor Requirements (minimum for HD playback): Dual core CPU 2.0GHz or faster • Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit), Windows Vista or Windows XP service pack 2 (32-bit) • Graphics with 256MB memory (or greater) • PCI Express x1 slot • Sound card for audio playback • CD-ROM drive for installing the Colossus software
PHYSICAL Form Factor Portable MultiMedia Recorder
In The Box Colossus PCI Express full height board • Hauppauge remote control • A/V cable adaptors (two sets supplied) • Component video cable set • IR blaster/receiver cable • Installation software on CD: WinTV v7 and Arcsoft ShowBiz applications • Quick Installation Guide
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