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StarTech USB2HDCAP USB 2.0 HD PVR Gaming and Video Capture Device - 1080p HDMI / Component

  • Standalone SD video capturing
  • Standalone LAN video streaming
  • USB video capture
  • Video pass-through (HDMI / component / s-video)
  • NTSC & PAL support
  • H.264 encoding

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Learn more about the STARTECH USB2HDCAP




Video Capture & Editing
Converter Type: Format Converter

Industry Standards: NTSC, PALxM, PALx60, PAL Video Encoding: MPEG4/H.264

Connector B
-1 x HDMI (19 pin) Female
-1 x Component Video (3 x RCA) Female
-1 x Stereo Audio (2 x RCA) Female
-1 x SxVideo (4 pin; MinixDIN) Female

Connector A
-1 x Component Video (3 x RCA) Female
-1 x HDMI (19 pin) Female
-1 x SxVideo (4 pin; MinixDIN) Female
-1 x Stereo Audio (2 x RCA) Female
-1 x USB B (4 pin) Female

Maximum Digital Resolutions: 1080p/30/50/60 Video Output at 1080p/30

Supported Resolutions 1080i/p, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p

Audio Specifications: HDMI or Component RCA Stereo

OS Compatibility: Windows 8 (32/64bit) / Windows 7 (32/64bit) / Vista(32/64) / XP(32/64)

Power Adapter Included: USB-Powered

LED Indicators:
-1 x USB (Power)
-1 x Video Source

Dimension: 5.5"(L) x 3.5"(W) x 1"(H)

Weight: 5.3 oz(150g)


Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz
Graphics Card
1024x768, DirectX 9.0c Compatible Graphics Card
512 MB


Capture video from HDMI, Component, S-Video, or Composite input sources

1080p Video Capture (HDMI and Component)

Video Pass Through (HDMI / Component / S-Video)

Built-in H.264 and MPEG-4 hardware encoder

Supports 2-channel stereo audio (HDMI / RCA)

Still image capture supported

NTSC and PAL systems supported

16:9 and 4:3 Aspect Ratio

Package Contents

Package Contents
1 x USB Capture Device
1 x USB Cable
1 x Component Cable
1 x RCA Audio Cable
1 x Driver / Software CD
1 x Instruction Manual

Manufacturer Warranty

2 Year
2 Year
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Customer Reviews of the STARTECH USB2HDCAP

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  • Bruce L.
  • 5/20/2015 9:59:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat HDMI capture

Pros: Do download latest driver and editing software from site. It works great for 1080i and 1080p capture and it writes M2TS files, which edit great in Adobe premiere and after effects.

Cons: You have to buy extra HDMI cable to using in pass through mode.

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  • JOE M.
  • 4/21/2014 11:21:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAwful software

Pros: Tech supt people are nice. The device captured from VHS but only with outdated rendering engines so quality was poor.

Cons: The capture software they Require you to use is junk and the product only works 'with their software'. Written by KWorld the software would crash when I changed to the most current rendering format, EVR, the older ones are VMR7 & VMR9 from XP. How do I know it is written by KWorld? Select EVR in the settings and the software crashes with an error, the programmer can't spell Refresh, instead they coded it 'ReFlesh' the screen & the software crashed. Confirmed by tech supt.

Other Thoughts: This is the same box made by Diamond as the GC1000, chipset also by Fujitsu. Another program would partially recognize the device, but not let you use or capture with it.
If they could write their driver so it would work with other software, it could be a great selling product.

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  • Paul S.
  • 4/8/2014 6:50:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes the job

Pros: It did not work initially, StarTech's support sent me a newer driver which resolved the problem. StarTech's support responded in a fairly prompt timely manner.

Cons: The user manual is rather sparse, there are some unexplained settings. It comes with Viva Station software which is a very basic capture program, but it works well. Also included are two pieces of Cyberlink software which are totally useless. The Cyberlink software when you run and try and do anything with it immediately it wants you to upgrade for a fee $$$. The worst part is the Cyberlink software does not work with the device at all. Either include versions of the Cyberlink s/w that works with the device or dump it.

Other Thoughts: If you connect the HDMI input to something that uses HDCP encryption, the video is displayed and passed through but the record button is disabled.

I would have given it 5 eggs if not for the Cyberlink software.

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  • David U.
  • 3/27/2014 8:23:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDriver Crashes XP 32-bit

Pros: If the driver didn't crash the computer it would be a decent capture box.

Cons: It ran OK for about 3 days and then started crashing the computer. I can't even boot my PC with this plugged in.

There is no uninstaller for the USB driver on the CD, and the driver cannot be seen to uninstall in hardware manager with the USBHDCAP unplugged. I can't plug it in because it crashes my computer instantly. Likewise, driver updates cannot be installed because the installer will not run unless the USB2HDCAP is plugged in.

The unit supposedly has hardware capture for AVI, MPEG, WMV, and Apple formats. This is incorrect. It captures in MTS format only and then you have to run a conversion utility that is rather slow to get what you want. The conversion utility is stripped down and you have to pay extra money if you want all the HD formats.

Last: this goes in-line between the video source and monitor. It only captures and cannot be used to play back videos to the monitor. That is not exactly what I expected.

Other Thoughts: I'm returning mine.

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