The Colossus has a Hauppauge card for the PCI Express x1 slot in the offer, which will enable different receivers, consoles and other video sources to record videos. Available for component, composite, HDMI and an optical input, what features are still offered, and what quality of the images illustrate, we have the following pages.
About HDMI picture and sound can be recorded alternatively can be picked up the sound via the optical input those with no modern equipment with HDMI output at its disposal, can also record via component and composite. Thus you can record video up to 1080i the worst image quality settings be 480i (NTSC) and 576i, which is the standard NTSC signal, the recordings are saved in H.264 format.
Other features include that picture and sound can be looped through signal via composite, component and optical inputs and outputs this allows videos to be recorded on the PC while the conventional monitor or TV can be used
alternatively, the recording will also be streamed live directly on the PC. In our case, the work by looping composite partially, while the PC is off but not disconnected from the power was sometimes, however, was the image signal is lost it probably depends on hardware that the PC must be turned on or not.
The last port on the card is intended for the so-called IR-Blaster it can replace the Infarotsignal a remote control to switch the receiver on another TV Kanels so by varying the included remote control which TV show to be viewed without the receiver can also operate it manually.
The software installation is quick and easy to do we have used the included driver CD on this there are driver and two programs that can be used for recording and playback.
The software ArcSoft ShowBiz is primarily used to start the recording and editing the final video so there are ready-made settings, including the recording of consoles. In addition, the various images on a timeline and strung together with transitions, effects and text are provided the result can be burned to DVD, upload to YouTube or save it as a file so that normal players cope.