Product Highlights
  • Up to 4K HDR @ 30 fps Recording
  • 240 Hz Pass-Through Support
  • 4K High Dynamic Range Pass-Through
  • Plug & Play
Avermedia GC553 Live Gamer ULTRA Avermedia GC553 Live Gamer ULTRA
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Overview

Live Gamer Ultra
Capture Like Never Before

An ideal HDMI/USB Interface/Capture card
for Collaboration Apps, LiveStreaming & Live Gaming.

Enjoy 100% lag-free HD or 4K30p capture with 4K60pHDR video pass through. By drawing in cold air from the top and venting hot air through the sides, this one-of-a-kind, plug-and-play video interface/capture device always stays cool.

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.

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.

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 mesmerizing 4K HDR gameplay and record at 4Kp30.

 

Stay Cool
With a powerful, silent built-in fan

Drawing cold air from the top and venting out hot air through the sides, your LGU will always stay cool in the heat of battles.


Customizable Resolution Utility

If you decided not to connect a display to the HDMI output (pass-through) of your LGU we got you covered! With the “AVerMedia Gaming Utility” you can customize which resolutions and corresponding frame rates you are able to preview and record without the need to connect a passthrough monitor.

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. 

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.

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.

Connections

What's Included

Live Gamer Ultra
HDMI 2.0 cable
Type C to Type A Cable
Quick guide
CyberLink PowerDirector 15 Product Key Card

Reviews

Product Specifications

Live Gamer Ultra

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)*
Dimensions (WxDxH) 112.6 x 66.2 x 26 mm (4.43 x 2.6 x 1.02")
Weight 116 g (4.09 oz.)

System Requirements

(For dedicated streaming PC)

 
 

Operating system: 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) *You have to set your memory on dual channel mode in your computer system. Please see attachment: attachment (Link)
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 2GB of GDDR5 memory
- 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 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.

Questions & Answers

Avermedia GC553 Live Gamer ULTRA

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