From the hand of Inateck comes a video capture device for the perfect entry-level range for all those who do not want to spend a large amount of money on the highest-end capture devices: the VDC1001. This catcher is compatible with any console that can be connected via HDMIbe it a PlayStation, an Xbox, a Nintendo Switch and of course a PC.
This capture device has an HDMI Pass-Through port that allows us to transmit the video directly from the console to the television or screen with resolution up to 4K and 60Hz. When it comes to capturing and recording video, it allows us to record up to 1080p resolution and at 60 fps. Enough for any streaming that takes the first steps.
A good video capture device can easily exceed 250 euros. Even many models, get closer to 400 euros. But this model is different. Its standard price, without offer, is 49.99 euros. In addition, at Amazon, we can apply a discount coupon of 10 euros, keeping the video capture at only 39.99 euros.
How does it work
The connection of the card is very simple. We will connect the console or PC to the «HDMI IN» jack, and the screen (monitor, TV, etc) where we are going to play in «HDMI OUT». The image output is at 4K and at 60 Hz, so we will not have any problems. In addition, thanks to its zero latency system, we won’t have any delay in the image either, something very important to keep in mind.
To record or transmit the game we must connect this card to a computer. For this, we will use the USB type C port that is next to the HDMI. Windows, macOS and Linux should automatically detect the grabber and install the drivers. Once done, we will use a program, like OBS, to start the transmission to the platform we want. Additionally, if we want we can connect headphones and a microphone to be able to listen, and speak, directly from the capture device and further reduce possible delays.
It is true that we can consider this capture as an entry range, being very fair, in every way, for the most demanding players. But, for those who want to give streaming a try, it is more than enough, and the necessary investment to start is within reach of all pockets. Also, although it does not have many ratings on Amazon, most are between 4 and 5 stars, so it certainly does what it promises.