By PURPLELEC | 19 October 2023 | 0 Comments
How to record video from an external device via HDMI
If you want to record gaming or any other video on your TV, you can use an HDMI cable, a video capture device, and VSDC Free Screen Recorder. This method can be used when using a PlayStation, Xbox, other game consoles, or any video device that supports HDMI.
Basically, all you need to do is connect the device you are using as your video source to your video capture device using an HDMI cable; then, plug the video capture device into your computer, fire up the screen recorder and start playing the video.
In the following tutorial, we will break down the entire process into easy-to-understand steps.
Step 1. Connect the video capture device to the computer
There is no shortage of HDMI video capture devices on the market for any price. It is the cheapest capture card and is suitable for sending HDMI video output to a computer as it only serves as a connector to the computer.
Step 2. Connect the video source and capture card
The next step is to connect the video source (whether it's a game console or TV) and the capture device. It's simple: first find the HDMI port on your device and connect the cable; then plug the other end of the cable into your video capture device. That's it.
Step 3. Start VSDC screen recorder
You may wish to start recording after the game or video has started, however, we recommend starting the screen recorder in advance to ensure correct and timely recognition of all devices.
After launching VSDC Screen Recorder, click the gear to open settings and enter Mixer. The Camera settings should contain the name of the video capture device you selected.
If you want to record the webcam video at the same time, you can also do this. To do this click on the Enable Camera button on the dashboard. When you start shooting video, your camera output is in the lower right corner of the screen.
Step 4. Start recording
By default VSDC captures video in full screen mode, in other words, records the entire screen. When you're ready, just click Start Recording. The red line at the top indicates recording is in progress: the timer is displayed on the right and the screen resolution is displayed on the left.
If you want to change the output video resolution, you can do this before starting recording: open the settings menu, switch to Export, and then select the required parameters.
Step 5. Browse the results
When finished, click Stop Recording and click the Open Output Folder button to browse the results.
The output file format is MP4. Cut unwanted footage, add text, music and transitions with VSDC Free Video Editor.
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