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Maplin Game Capture Box

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About this product


  • Record your best gaming experiences in 480p
  • Capture gameplay in real-time from your games console like PS3, Xbox 360 or Nintendo Wii while still playing in HD
  • Perfect for showing off high scores, posting your own game reviews

Product overview

• Record your best gaming experiences in 480p
• Capture gameplay in real-time from your games console like PS3, Xbox 360 or Nintendo Wii while still playing in HD
• Perfect for showing off high scores, posting your own game reviews
• Save to your PC for easy editing with the included powerful video editing software then share on sites like YouTube™ and Facebook
• The easiest way to convert your videos into DVD or onto your favourite portable devices such as iPod
• Easily capture, edit, author, and burn any videos from any video source such as DVD Player / VCD / VHS and Camcorder
• Bundled with CyberLink PowerDirector 8. Advanced authoring tools improve usability and provide quicker operation

Package Contents:
• Game capture box
• USB Cable
• Component Cable
• AV Cable
• Quick start guide
• Installation CD
• Cyberlink PowerDirector 8 / PowerProducer 5

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good i use this for my youtube channel and the quality is ok for a £30 game capture and it works fine with open broadcaster software
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don`t think it was worth it I brought this to record videos for my youtube channel however dislike how certain volumes can make audio painful and ear splitting. I was unfortunant enough to lose the manual so was dissapointed that no online help or online manual was presented.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it says, unnecessarily complicated however Took around an hour of just setting up due to lack of clear instructions. A few logically arranged sentences could save a lot of trouble. Once set up, it worked fine. The software that comes with it is very easy to use. This is ideal for capturing gaming on a basic level, e.g. can be used to learn basics about game capture. Anyone that's serious I would recommend purchasing an HD device. For anyone having trouble with the setup (i.e. getting the VivaStation "no device" message), check these: - Video IN and Audio IN is where the device (Xbox 360 etc.) is plugged in. V/A OUT is where the TV is plugged in. - Ensure the device is set up accordingly to the capture device - it captures in 480p at 50/60hz, on my Xbox dashboard settings I have changed this in the Display Settings - Once everything is setup, unplug the USB from your computer device and then plug it back in again. This is just to check the device's drivers have installed themselves (again, not clearly instructed) My laptop is 4 years old and is capable of capturing Xbox 360 footage so compatibility and Specification should not be an issue. Small and light. Not the easiest to setup. No light on device to show if it's working/active. Once setup, it becomes very easy to capture footage. Sound quality is decent. Video quality is as good as 480p allows. Capturing is easy, just press record and then hit it again when you're done. File format and location can be selected before you record. Once you stop recording the file is ready and can be viewed instantly (e.g. on VLC player) Bought it because I was interested in capturing and uploading gameplay. Honestly was worth the money but only because it was at half price (?30)
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from this is a bad game capture I have got all the parts needed for it to work. It did not even work. DO NOT GET THIS PRODUCT. Get an elgato insted it's only Ј129
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from i bought this product to be able to play videos/game consoles through my laptop. it's been a lot of hassle and i can't find any software for mac, and it wont work when running in windows. could have done with a little more help in store. probably not worth the hassle.
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst capture card i had Maplin think this a great capture but it is not! it broke a year after i bought it and i spent 50 euro on it! Now i have to save up for a new one just great NOT!
Date published: 2016-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bought If For YouTube And Works Pretty Much The Same As A Elgato HD Does. For It's Cheap Price And Extremely Good Quality, I Hugely Recommend This Product
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from breaks to easy! I had the capture card for a few months! And now its broken i cant record videos anymore :( very poor quality >:(
Date published: 2016-04-01
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2x Twin Phono (RCA)


2x Twin Phono (RCA)



Compatible Devices:

Xbox 360
Nintendo Wii U




System Requirements & Software

Software Included:

Cyber Link Power Director 8


Package Contents:

1 x Game Capture Box
1 x USB cable
1 x Component cable
1 x AV Cable



Game Cature

Operating Specifications

Supported Resolutions:


Recording Formats:


does this filming product work on xbox one because i really hope it does

Asked by: tommy
you don't need one for xbox one, just stream on mixer, then visit site holds your video for upto 2 weeks HD no time limit.
Answered by: dave
Date published: 2017-10-28

Hi I've lost the cd is the window drivers around anywhere?

Asked by: dazzz
The drivers and software can be downloaded from the following link;
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-04-16

So im a small youtuber and i want to make good content for my viewers so im looking for a cheap but effective game capture card and i came across this one so all i wanna know it good?

Asked by: VenomGaming
Yes this will work fine in your intended application.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-04

Another question i want to record through HDMI is HDMI compatible? and is a PC needed?

Asked by: VenomGaming
Unfortunately not as there is no HDMI pass-through on this unit .
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-04

Is there any drivers for Mac? I have plugged it in and open my software (OBS Studio) I can't find it :s My other capture works though. Many thanks

Asked by: dazzle
Unfortunately this unit is not compatible with Mac.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-01-19

Will this record voice through an internal or external microphone?

Asked by: Unkown
This would require an external mic for example, if recording through an XBOX this would use the headset that is connected to your controller.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-12-31

Can you add voice-over or webcam to it? Also can you livestream from it?

Asked by: thelittlenipper
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-10-25

Hi is this compatible with xbox one

Asked by: Tracy79
Unfortunately not as there is no HDMI pass-through on this unit and no component output available on the Xbox One.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-10-15
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