by Tim 'eagle' Brugman on December 20, 2012
With less than 48 hours before the world is said to end AVerMedia teases us with their next hardware release, planned for release somewhere in 2013.
In AVerMedia’s teaser video we see a first glimpse of the Live Gamer Portable, product code c875. The video itself only reveals that the device is an external unit, like their 2011 Game Capture HD. The text accompanying the video is a little more telling:
New game capture/streaming gear [..]
[..] new capture and streaming product for all gaming platforms [..]
The mention of streaming as well as capturing hints at, we think, the ability to stream from the device without the need for a production PC.
On AVerMedia’s microsite for the c875 we find some great specs that match the Live Gamer HD, but unfortunately don’t quite push the envelope. The device will use USB 2.0, take 1080p video at 60 fps but only record at 30 fps, and will use a hardware H.264 & AAC encoder.
From the info that is available at this time it looks like the Live Gamer Portable is exactly what the name says, arguably the best capture card on the market, but now in portable form.
However, AVerMedia leaves us with the notion that this is just a teaser and more information will be released on January 15th. What does this mean? Our guess is that day we will see how exactly the device works without a PC. Will it stream your input blindly, will there be on-board 3rd party software – AVerMedia has already partnered with XSplit before, or could we even have a miniature TriCaster on hands? Let us know what you think in the comments.