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How do game capture devices work?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all,

I see alot of people buying capture cards but I really don't know how they work? I know that some have HDMI in and out but how exactly does it work? Do you connect the card to your monitor and it captures everything there and then put it to a hard drive you connected it to? 

Thanks in advanced

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HDMI out to your display so you can game and a USB out to your PC, so the program on your PC can record or stream the footage.

This is basically how all of them work.

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