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Live Gamer ULTRA

The next generation of game capture is here. The Live Gamer ULTRA (LGU) brings 4K capture to the table while its pass-through allows gamers to fully experience what 4K HDR is all about. Not limited to 4K HDR, this compact device can pass-through high refresh rates of up to 240 Hz on a Full HD signal.

To see if LGU is compatible with your computer, please download and run our compatibility test tool.

4K High Dynamic Range Pass-through

Don’t give up 4K HDR content just to be able to record your gameplay. With 100% lag-free, 4Kp60 HDR video pass-through, the LGU allows you to enjoy the mesmerizing 4K HDR gameplay and record at 4Kp30.

High Frame Rate Capture

With its high frame rate capture ability of up to 120 fps for Full HD signals, the LGU positions itself as the first external game capture device in the market to bring super smooth recordings to your archives.

Full HD High Dynamic Range

Unique, simply one of a kind. While supporting 4K HDR pass-through, the LGU records HDR content for Full HD playback at 60 frames per second.

Easiest Setup Ever

The LGU takes full advantage of UVC technology, which basically standardizes video drivers across Windows and Mac. In other words, all you need to do is plug your LGU to your PC or Mac and it’s ready to record and stream.

RECentral—Powerful Streaming Software

First in its class! RECentral is the first gaming capture software able to record HDR content. And it doesn’t stop there, RECentral is also able to simultaneously stream to multiple platforms. For more information, click here.

GC553

Capture, Record, Edit 4K

Are you thinking about editing your 4K videos but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. The bundled CyberLink® PowerDirector™ 15 is a feature-packed, intuitive 4K video editor to kickstart your editing skills.

Technical Specifications
• Interface:USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type C
• Video Input:HDMI 2.0
• Video Output (Pass-Through):HDMI 2.0
• Audio Input:HDMI 2.0
• Audio Output (Pass-Through):HDMI 2.0
• Max Pass-Through Resolutions:2160p60 HDR /1440p144 / 1080p240
• Max Record Resolutions:2160p30 / 1440p60 / 1080p120 / 1080p60 HDR
• Supported Resolutions (Video input):2160p, 1440p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p
• Record Format:MPEG 4 (H.264+AAC) or (H.265+AAC)*
• Dimension (W x D x H):112.6 x 66.2 x 26 mm (4.43 x 2.6 x 1.02 in)
• Weight:116 g (4.09 oz.)
Notes:
*H.265 Compression and HDR are supported by RECentral
1. LGU does not support viewing/recording/streaming of HDCP protected signals
System Requirements
Operating sytem: Windows® 10 x64 (Support UVC Protocol) For 4Kp30 or 1080p120 (4Kp60 HDR pass-through supported) Desktop: Intel® Core™ i5-6XXX or above
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or above
8 GB RAM (Dual-channel)
Laptop: Intel Core i7-7700HQ or above
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX1050 Ti or above
8 GB RAM (Dual-channel)
For 1080p60 (4Kp60 HDR pass-through supported) Desktop: Intel® Core™ i5-4440 3.10 GHz or above
NVIDIA® GTX 660
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
Laptop: Intel Core i7-4810MQ
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M or above
4 GB RAM (8GB Recommended)

Mac system requirement : Operating system: MacOS High Sierra 10.13 Mac Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) Cable (0.8 m)
For 4Kp30 or 1080p120 (4Kp60 HDR pass-through supported) iMac: 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of VRAM
16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory
MacBook Pro: 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
For 1080p60 (4Kp60 HDR pass-through supported) : iMac: 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of VRAM
16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory
MacBook Pro: 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Notes:
1. LGU does not support USB 2.0
2. LGU does not support USB 3.1 Gen 2
3. We strongly recommended to use Intel chipset.
4. For 4K, HDR or High frame rate recording only NVIDIA graphics card are supported.
What's in the box
• Live Gamer Ultra (GC553)
• HDMI 2.0 cable
• Type C to Type A Cable
• Quick guide
• CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Product Key Card* Notes:
*4K video editing software. Does not support HEVC encoded files or HDR editing. Please note that this version of PowerDirector 15 is not the retail version and some functionalities may be restricted or require paid upgrades.
Connections
Interface USB 3.1 Type C (UVC)
Video Input Digital: HDMI 2.0
Audio Input Digital: HDMI 2.0
Video Output Digital: HDMI (Pass-through from HDMI Input)
Audio Output Digital: HDMI (Pass-through from HDMI Input)
Standards
Resolution Input/ Pass-through:
3840 x 2160 (60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25, 24p),
2560 x 1440 (144, 120, 60, 59.94p),
2560 x 1080 (144, 120, 60, 59.94p),
1920 x 1080 (240, 144, 120, 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25, 24p; 60, 59.94, 50i),
1280 x 720 (60, 59.94, 50),
720 x 576 (50p, 50i),
720 x 480 (60, 59.94p; 60, 59.94i),
640 x 480 (60p)

Recording:
3840 x 2160 (30, 29.97, 25p),
2560 x 1440 (60, 50, 30p),
2560 x 1080 (60, 30p),
1920 x 1080 (120, 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25p),
1280 x 720 (60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25),
720 x 576 (50, 25p),
720 x 480 (60, 59.94, 30, 29.97),
640 x 480 (60, 30p)

HDR Recording:
1920 x 1080 (60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25p),
Note: Upscaling is not supported
Chroma Subsampling Input/ Pass-through: YUV 4:4:4
Capture: YUV 4:2:2 or RGB24 (FHD)
Record: YUV 4:2:0
Audio Format Input:HDMI: Stereo
Capture:HDMI: Stereo
Applications
Software AVerMedia RECentral

Installing RECentral will automatically install “Stream Engine”. This plug-in will virtually remove any out-of-sync-audio situation you might encounter while using any 3-party streaming software . Please select “AVerMedia Live Gamer Ultra-Video Audio Stream Engine” in the audio settings of your preferred 3-party streaming software.

Record Quality Maximum: 240Mbps@4Kp30
Operating System Windows 10 (64bits) (Support UVC Protocol)
MacOS High Sierra 10.13
CPU For 4Kp30 or 1080p120:
• Desktop: Intel® Core™ i5-6XXX or above
• Laptop: Intel Core i7-7700HQ or above
For 1080p60 :
• Desktop: Intel® Core™ i5-4440 3.10 GHZ or above (i7-3770 recommended)
• Laptop: Intel Core i7-4810MQ + NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M or above

For Mac:
For 4Kp30 or 1080p120:
• iMac: 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
• Macbook Pro: 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
For 1080p60 :
• iMac: 3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
• Macbook Pro: 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
Memory For 4Kp30 or 1080p120:
8 GB RAM (Dual-channel)
For 1080p60 :
4 GB RAM (8GB Recommended)

For Mac:
For 4Kp30 or 1080p120:
• iMac: 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory
• Macbook Pro: 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
For 1080p60 :
• iMac: 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory
• Macbook Pro:16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Graphics Card For 4Kp30 or 1080p120:
• Desktop: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 or above
• Laptop: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX1050 Ti or above
For 1080p60 :
• Desktop: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 / AMD Radeon™ R7 250X or above are recommended
• Laptop: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M or above

For Mac:
For 4Kp30 or 1080p120:
• iMac:Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of VRAM
• Macbook Pro: Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
For 1080p60 :
• iMac: Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of VRAM
• Macbook Pro: Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
Package Includes
Device Live Gamer Ultra (GC553)
Cable HDMI 2.0 cable
Type C to Type A Cable
Others 1. Quick guide
2. CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Product Key Card*
*4K video editing software

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