A Closer Look at the Triple Play Feature of the Diamond Game-Caster GC2000

Not sure how you will be using Diamond’s GC2000? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Triple Play feature of the Diamond Game-Caster GC2000. The GC2000 is a powerful, yet compact game capturing device that captures, edits and streams your game-play in HD 1080P from all the major game consoles. You can upload and stream your edited scenes onto YouTube, Facebook, Twitch® with real-time Voice Commentary.

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The device itself is feature-packed and comes loaded with a host of connectors and ports. The Game-Caster GC2000 is designed to be used with your TV, game consoles, DVD players, set top boxes, router as well as your PC and laptops.

The three modes in which you can use the GC2000 are as follows:

  • PC (Capture/Edit) including real-time “Voice Commentary”
  • Standalone – Record directly to a SD card without a PC
  • Streaming – Stream directly to Twitch, Ustream or your Smartphone/Tablet

 

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The PC (Capture/Edit) Mode
You’ll want to use the PC Mode to directly capture, preview, edit and save your game-play as final files to keep on your PC or laptop. Add real Voice Commentary to every scene. Once it’s captured, you can burn a file to DVD format, stream it to Twitch or Ustream or upload to YouTube.

Connect your game console to the Audio right and left ports, as well as the Component ports on the GC2000, or if you’re using an Xbox1 or PS4, use the HDMI In port, then connect your PC or laptop to the USB 2.0 port. You’ll want to connect your TV to the HDMI Out port to play your game while your computer is doing all the capturing. To start the capturing process, just hit the Record button.

 

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The Standalone Mode
If you want to directly capture and store your game-play on an external SD card, you can use the Standalone Mode on the GC2000. This mode does not require you to be hooked up to a PC at all and gives you the flexibility to edit your files later. Again, connect your game console and TV to the GC2000 and push the Record button to start your capturing. Then take your SD card and transfer the files onto your computer for editing.

 

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The Streaming Mode
If you want to directly capture your game-play and stream it to websites such as Ustream or Twitch, you’ll want to use the Streaming mode. By connecting your router to the GC2000 via the Ethernet port, and using the Shareview software, you can also stream your favorite captured game-play scenes to your tablet or smartphone.

 

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Any one of the Triple Play modes of the GC2000 can be selected by the Mode switch so you can seamlessly go back and forth each mode.

When it comes to game-play, simply having the different options, of capturing and editing, can be a lot of fun and a great way to show off your skills. Diamond Multimedia makes it easy to share those skills. Looking for more information on the Game-Caster GC2000 or other really useful multimedia devices? Simply visit: www.diamondmm.com.

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Saving Time with Diamond Multimedia Products

Your time is valuable and it should be treated as such. There are many ways to save time when doing business, playing games or surfing the web on our PCs, laptops or tablets and smartphones. If you value every minute of your day, then saving time with Diamond Multimedia products is one way to ensure that you get projects done faster, upload and connect to online content quicker and waste no energy getting there.

For every menial task that takes up a minute or two every day, how much of that time translates into lost time away from doing other things in your life? Your time is worth more. Below are a few Diamond Multimedia devices that I find, are truly an asset to saving time and getting more tasks done by organizing your digital work space in a neat, efficient and timely manner.

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The Diamond USB303HE is a Super-Speed Hub with a Gigabit Ethernet port for faster internet and USB plug-and-play functionality. It’s simple, compact and goes with you and your laptop wherever you go. The 3 ports on the USB303HE can be used to plug in desktop peripherals that are stationary, so you don’t have to carry around a bunch of devices with you.

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The Diamond Ultra-Dock DS3900 is a Dual-Video docking station similar to the USB303HE but comes with much more connectivity. This device is a bit more sizable but still fits anywhere on your desk, vertically, saving you space and time. The thing I like about this product though, is that you can leave all of your desktop peripherals connected to it, and just plug and unplug your laptop, tablet or Ultrabook as you come and go. With an HDMI port, you can even have a large screen TV nearby and watch your favorite videos and movies.

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The Diamond Stream2TV WPCTV3000 is a wireless HD display adapter for your mobile device or PC. It wirelessly streams all of your content from your smartphone or tablet onto a big-screen TV. It also mirrors your laptop or PC screen. The WPCTV3000 also streams content to projectors and is very useful for educators and executives who want a fast, reliable way to convey their messages. With all the wires and cables of conventional methods of PC to TV streaming, the amount of time untangling and reorganizing your wires can lead to a lot of lost time.

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The Diamond BVU3500 is a multi-display adapter that can be used to connect your HDTV, projector, laptop, tablet, Macbook or Ultrabook. You can have multiple monitors set up on your desk and just use your laptop or tablet as your main PC. Have up to six monitors* set up and view more content than ever before. Again you can have everything hooked up and all you have to do is plug and unplug your laptop and you’re off.

*Each display requires its own BVU3500.

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The Diamond WR600NSI is a dual-band 2.4 GHz/5.0 GHz wireless range extender which can be plugged in anywhere in your home or office to provide a stronger and clearer WiFi signal. A wireless bridge support can convert your wireless signal to a wired Ethernet connection, connecting it to internet-ready devices such as HDTVs, game consoles, Blu-Ray and media players. The WR600NSI can also create a hotspot so you can quickly be online in places such as hotels.

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The Diamond Game-Caster HD GC2000 is a game capture device that lets you capture and edit your game-play from gaming consoles and upload them to YouTube, Twitch or Facebook. Its LOOP-THROUGH function lets you record and play simultaneously with no delay as well as provide real-time Voice Commentary.  The GC2000 is an all-in-one gaming console companion that will become an important asset for anyone who wants to quickly upload their game strategies and tutorials.

These are all devices designed to save you time and added expense, so take advantage of them by visiting www.diamondmm.com and invest in managing your time better.

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Preserving and Converting VHS Video Cassettes with the Diamond VC500 Video Capture

Before the age of the smartphone, social media and the modern day selfie culture, there was the VHS cassette. It was the only way to record and store all of our videos.

Some of my absolute favorite moments in life are on that outdated format – TV shows, music videos from the 80s, my Uncle Marty’s wedding. I was at a loss as to what else I could do with all these old tapes. Throw them out? There must be an easy way to preserve all this stuff… right?

The Diamond One-Touch Video Capture VC500 has become the most versatile and useful tool on my desk. It takes all the stress out of converting video from almost any source and converting and preserving them into digital files.

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The Diamond VC500 easily collects data from your original source, in this case a VHS player, and displays it beautifully on your PC or laptop. At the same time it is recording and saving it for editing later. Simply connect the composite cable to your VHS Player, Camcorder or other video source and connect the output USB connector to your Laptop or PC.

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What I like about the VC500 is the software that comes with it. It is easy to navigate and a joy to work with. The VC500 is designed as a very specific tool for a very specific task. I really enjoy having the application on my laptop as I can seamlessly go through literally an entire library of archived recordings. This is where the fun begins.

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The VC500 software is powerful enough to add storyboards, full-featured text edits and transitions and lets you create some really cool customized videos from existing analog VHS recordings. With this feature alone, you can spend hours creating new videos from old ones. After your editing is done, just burn it onto a DVD. Simple.

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The Diamond One-Touch Video Capture VC500 is ideal for those who simply want to turn their precious memories into moments captured forever. You can find this and all of our other really neat multimedia devices at:  www.diamondmm.com.

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