Today Melissa takes a look at the new AVermedia Live Gamer 4K Capture Card as well as the Live Streamer Mic 133 v2. These are priced at £249.95 and £69.95 respectively in the UK so they are quite expensive – but with high specs they look sure to appeal to the demanding audience needing the maximum performance. Melissa gives her views on what she found during testing. Read more here:

Manufacturer AverMedia presents with the AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K (GC573) a modernized version of the popular video capture station, which receives games from an HDMI source with up to 2160p HDR with 60 FPS , with Full HD even 240 FPS streams. This capture device captures (4K) footage and guarantees a fluid 4K gaming experience, even with pass-through capability, thanks to a second HDMI port acting as an output. For the Capture Station to perform to its full potential, it is designed as a PCI Express card for a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot.

The AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K (GC573) at a glance:
– Maximum recording resolution of 2160p with 60 FPS (4K)
– 2x HDMI 2.0 (In / Out) with 4K HDR pass-through feature
– Useful features to perfect streaming & recordings
– Plug and play – easy installation
– RECentral and CyberLink Power Director software with powerful features

Stream, Record & Share Gameplay – Live Gamer Ultra makes it happen!
The AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K (GC573) hardly bothers the CPU during PC operation, leaving the PC with its full capacity to play. The MP4 / H.264 or H.265 format also generates small, space-saving files for 4K recordings, which can be edited with standard video editing software.

The hardware encoder guarantees stable transfer rates while playing, recording or streaming. With the support of a wide variety of resolutions via HDMI 2.0 , the AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K (GC573) offers maximum flexible connections with almost all modern gaming platforms and allows to record or stream games from eg Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, Nintendo Switch or a gaming PC and to add additional chats or comments on the PC.

Another feature is that the AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K (GC573) can also be connected directly to streaming platforms. For those who like to share their own gaming experiences with other players, the AVerMedia Live Gamer generates 4K (GC573)maximum high-resolution 2160p or 4K recordings at full 60 FPS and optionally also HDR, which can be posted in social networks. So live games on YouTube Live, TwitchTV and Ustream can be easily uploaded directly with your own account and it even allows individual RTMP settings.

Technical details:
– Dimensions: 151 x 125 x 21.5 mm (L x W x H)
– Weight: 208 g
– Interface: PCIe 3.0 x4

– 2x HDMI 2.0 (input / output, 4K pass-through function)
– Supported resolutions: 2160p to 60Hz HDR, 1440p to 144HZ / 1080p to 240Hz
– Maximum resolution (recording): 2160p @ 60 FPS
– Encoding format: MP4 (codec: H.265 + AAC, H.264 + ACC, MPEG4)

– 1x Live Gamer 4K (GC573)
– 1x HDMI cable
– 1x CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Key
– 1x Quick Start Guide

The AVerMedia Live Streamer Mic 133 is a unidirectional microphone with a 3.5 mm jack connector, and its cardioid polar pattern makes it ideal for live streamers, creators, and content creators who value high-quality sound when playing back their voices. The lightweight and compact design allows the use in different scenarios: as a table microphone or as an attachment for smartphones and different recording devices.

The AVerMedia Live Streamer Mic 133 at a glance:

Microphone with high sound quality and flexible applications
Unobtrusive and compact design for a tidy desk
Unidirectional condenser microphone for a clear voice
Simple and universal connection via 3.5 mm jack
Designed for gaming, streaming and VoIP

AVerMedia Live Streamer Mic 133: Good sound and simple design
The Live Streamer Mic 133 comes in a black, simple and unfussy design. Due to the compact and lightweight design, it is easy to carry and, in addition to the use as a table microphone, also perfect as an add-on for smartphones or cameras. So it gives all video recordings easily professional sound quality.

The unidirectional condenser microphone is connected to the corresponding recording device via the universal 3.5 mm jack connection. Two different adapter cables are included in the scope of delivery for use with different devices.

Technical details:
Dimensions (with stand): 70 x 83.3 x 132.25 mm
Weight: 80 g
Sensitivity: -37 dB ± 3 dB at 1 kHz, (0 dB = 1 V / Pa)
Frequency range: 20 – 16 000 Hz
Maximum SPL: 110 dB
Directivity: kidney
Weight: 60 g
Color: Black
Connection: 3.5 mm jack

Supplied with:
Microphone (AM133)
Elastic mount
Metal stand
3- pin to 3- pin 3.5-mm cable
4- pin to 3- pin 3.5-mm audio adapter cable
Quick Start Guide