Hauppauge HD PVR and Xbox 360 Settings

I recently purchased a Hauppauge HD PVR for capturing game play from my Xbox 360. I would like to share with you the settings I am using for both the HD PVR and the Xbox 360.

Hauppauge HD PVR Capture Module

This is the view of the Hauppauge HD PVR Capture Module (Arcsoft TotalMedia Extreme 2). I am capturing the output from the Xbox 360 in the “Playstation” (M2TS) format, at 720p, using a bit rate of 10.0MB, and AC3 audio encoding (2 channel).

Hauppauge HD PVR Format Settings (Video Proc Amp)

This is the view of the “Video Proc Amp” tab in “Device Settings”. Everything is set to the default except “Brightness” which I set at 128.

Hauppauge HD PVR Device Settings (Video Decoder)

This is the view of the “Video Decoder” tab in “Device Settings”. Everything is set to the default.

Hauppauge HD PVR Format Settings (Hauppauge H264 Encoder)

This is the view “Hauppauge H264 Encoder” tab in “Format Settings”. Everything is set to the default save the bitrate, which I set to 10.0MB.

My Xbox 360 video settings (found in System Settings / Console Settings / Display) are as follows:

  • HDTV Settings: 720p , Widescreen, Component (HD)
  • Black Level: Standard

The result of these settings is the video you see at the top of this post. It was not modified or retouched in any way before being uploaded to YouTube.

Please bear in mind that this is my first attempt at capturing video from my Xbox 360. It is very likely that these settings will change as I gain more experience with this hardware and software.

I hope you have found this post useful. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment or contact me directly.

About Mark Zolton

Mark Zolton is a professional programmer working in higher education. He can be contacted via all the usual methods.
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