If you're looking for a low cost, super easy to install and setup video capture device for video streaming or Skype, or to record game play, presentations and more the Epiphan AV.io is a fantasticv choice. In this review of the Epiphan AV.io you'll learn and see how amazing the video looks at multiple resolutions and settings. The best part of all is that it's pretty much automatic: AV.io HD is an external USB-based video grabber that doesn’t require drivers to be installed on your computer – it’s as simple as using a webcam! Using drivers built in to Windows, Mac and Linux AV.io HD is automatically detected when you plug it in.
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The AV.io HD video grabber from Epiphan Video is an extremely flexible and high-quality video capture device.
Captures your DVI, HDMI or VGA video source (audio capture over HDMI)
Easy to connect and share video from nearly any source
1080p at 60 fps to Windows, Mac and Linux computers and laptops
No software installation required, works just like a webcam
Made in Canada
Users will not need to install any proprietary software or drivers to use this video grabber, and it can even be used as a webcam in programs like Skype! Impressively enough, the AV.io is compatible with all major operating system platforms – Windows, Mac, and even Linux!
Epiphan does offer a configuration tool download on their website, which lets you customize how the device handles aspect ratio changes and things like that – which is a nice bonus.
Inside the box, you get a DVI-HDMI adapter for hooking up audio sources, as well as a DVI cable and a DVI to VGA cable, as well. If you wish to hook up component signal devices, you will need a component to HDMI converter for your signal, prior to it reaching the device. This also does not have video passthrough, so if you need your signal going elsewhere (such as to a TV or monitor) you will need to split it prior to connecting to the AV.io. read more...