A Hardware Thing: $70 1080p60 HDMI Capture Card

We tested the HDMI to USB 3.0 Video Grabber (HG-11) with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The results were, surprising.

So, what do we think of the $70 USB 3.0 HDMI video capture, thingy?


  • It really does 1080p @ 60fps.
  • Does not overheat.
  • Completely plug and play.
  • Virtually lag free.
  • Priced to sell.


  • Occasional pixelation while recording.

After probing the hardware a bit, I’m 90% certain it’s using the same internals as the ExtremeCap U3 (not Linux compatible).

Setup: Open Broadcaster Software

SxS comparisons: Serious Sam BFE & The Talos Principle

Screenshots: Hollow Knight & Distance



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