Roxio plans to launch two solutions that allow gamers to easily capture video footage of PC and/or console gaming. The software-only edition for PC gamers arrives with a reasonable $49.99 pricetag. Console gamers will require additional hardware, jacking up the cost to a meatier $99.99.
According to the company, the Roxio PC Game Capture software grabs HD-quality gameplay footage in real-time, recording at full screen resolutions rather than locking users at a specific level. Once the raw imagery is collected, users can then edit the video by adding transitions, voice commentary, background music tracks and titles. Roxio PC Game Capture is compatible with DirectX 8 to DirectX 10, and OpenGL.
"Gamers can also tap advanced features including a 32-track timeline editor featuring picture-in-picture, animated credits, and special effects capabilities to further personalize their productions," the company said in a press release.
As for the console edition, the bundle includes the PC software and an additional USB-based capture device. This connects to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 by way of a component and RCA connection. That said, Roxio's console setup will only capture footage at 480p which can be converted to AVI, WMV, DivX and MP4 formats. Still image screen shots can be saved as JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP or GIF file types.
Once gameplay footage is captured and edited accordingly, players can upload their files from within the Roxio Game Capture software. "The products include simple upload features for directly posting completed videos to major online communities including Facebook, WeGame, and YouTube, including popular game play sharing channels such as http://www.youtube.com/user/machinima," Roxio said.
Roxio's software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP. It's also optimized for use on Nvidia CUDA and ATI Stream platforms for "maximum video encoding performance." It also takes advantage of Intel Enhanced for Core technologies (like Intel Quick Sync Video) for "great game play capture, conversion, encoding, and sharing."
The Roxio Game Capture console bundle will be available March 24, followed by the PC software-only edition sometime in Q2 2011. PC gamers may want to check out the system requirements before sinking $50 into the software, located here.
Roxio's game capture solutions arrive just in time for grabbing some raw Duke Nukem Forever footage. Bring on the how-to poop paintings!