Hauppauge Launches HD PVR Rocket
Hauppauge Digital, Inc, the leading developer and manufacturer of HD video recorders, is launching its latest video recorder, HD PVR Rocket. HD PVR Rocket records video game play from PlayStation, Xbox and PC gaming systems in high definition resolution up to 1080p using H.264 video compression.
The most notable feature of the Rocket is that it functions independently of a PC, powered by USB from the console or PC. A press of the red button on the device will begin instant recording onto any size USB flash drive or powered external HDD over HDMI or component in H.264. The same format used by Blu-ray discs providing a crisp image and amazing digital sound. H.264 uses 1/3 of disk space compared to the popular MPEG-2 format – so when a 16 Gbyte USB thumb drive is plugged into the HD PVR Rocket, 4 hours video game play is HD PVR Rocket is the ultimate portable video recorder: it is small enough to fit in your hand and weights just 130 grams and complementing the next generation console’s in-built gameplay sharing features by adding a huge amount of recording flexibility.
What’s more, the HD PVR Rocket also has a built-in audio mixer so that gamers can record game commentary along with game audio. The in-built audio mixer will allow the addition of live commentary or background music over game audio by simply attaching a microphone, headset or mp3 player. A touch sensitive control panel situated next to the recording button adjusts the input volume and also features audio-level monitor, bass boost, audio-level lock and mute button. The HD PVR Rocket follows the HD PVR 2 which was introduced in September 2012. Whilst being the highest quality video game recorder on the market, the HD PVR 2 is designed for a studio game setup requiring a PC or Mac to store video recordings., whereas, the all new HD PVR Rocket is portable, standalone and does not require a PC