Have you ever wanted to record the output of your HDMI device to your computer? Whether you’re wanting to capture gameplay footage or record a tutorial, it’s easy to do with the right tools. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to record HDMI output to your computer step-by-step. Let’s get started!
What You’ll Need
In order to record HDMI output to your computer, you’ll need a few things:
- An HDMI capture card
- A capture software
- An external storage device (optional)
Installing Your Capture Card
The first step is to install your HDMI capture card. This will allow you to connect your HDMI device directly to your computer. most capture cards will come with installation software that will walk you through the process. If not, don’t worry! It’s still relatively simple. Just follow these steps:
- Connect the capture card to your computer via USB
- Connect your HDMI device to the capture card using an HDMI cable
- Open up the relevant software and follow the on-screen instructions
Recording Your Output
Now that everything is set up, it’s time to start recording! The process will differ slightly depending on the software you’re using, but the basics are the same. Simply open up the software and hit record. Then, start playing whatever it is you want to record on your HDMI device. When you’re finished, hit stop and save your recording. And that’s it! You’ve now successfully recorded the output of your HDMI device to your computer.
Optional: Record Directly to an External Storage Device
One downside of recording directly to your computer is that it can quickly fill up your hard drive space, especially if you’re recording long videos or high-quality footage. One way around this is by recording directly to an external storage device instead. To do this, simply connect your external storage device to your computer and select it as the recording destination in your software instead of your local hard drive. Then, proceed with recording as normal. Once you’re finished, simply eject the storage device and store it safely until you’re ready to edit or view your recording.
Recording the output of an HDMI device to your computer is a simple process that only requires a few things: an HDMI capture card, capture software, and an external storage device (optional). Install the capture card by following the provided instructions or by connecting it directly to your computer via USB. Then, use the provided software to start and stop recordings as needed.
That’s all there is too it! With just a few steps, you can easily record whatever footage you need from your HDMI device straight onto your computer (or external storage device).