First, I want to say that I love the Roxio Game Capture HD Pro. It is a magnificent device and while there could be a few tweaks done to the card, it's definitely a recommendation. Speaking of those tweaks, I want to know when, or if, there will ever be a firmware update for the card. I'm aware that a while back, there was an update for the software, which was heavily requested. I'm assuming you might want a good reason for this, so I'll try my best to list those possible reasons.
- Enhance Wii U HDMI encoding while recording. As I've checked in several topics, people with a Wii U will have some form of difficulty with their Wii U's, ranging from desync to laggy previewing.
- Enable the ability to pass through HDMI to TV without the need of the USB plugged in the computer. Again, this idea is inspired by different topics, but it seems kinda weird have 1080P ability to record when you want to play any games through HDMI normally when the pass through needs the card to be plugged in the computer via USB.
- Seperate audio in PC recording. When I tried recording Sonic 4 Episode II via PC and commentary, the audio of the game's footage didn't go through once I played back the footage.
- Enhance video pass through, especially with Component. The encoding of the capture card is already great, but when I record and edit the footage via VideoWave for a presentation, even without compressing the video, it appears a bit blocky.
This update does involve the software, but this one I can wait for. This update is to have the option to stop video preview. People want to use that extra CPU for recording and it can help.
As you've noticed, I didn't ask for updates to copy the Elgato Game Capture HD's features, like Live Commentary. That's because I don't want the GC HD Pro to become a complete copycat and I don't mind editing the commentary to sync with the gameplay. It gives me a reason to use VideoWave or, if necessary, CyberLink PowerDirector 12, which is used for some effects that the VideoWave doesn't have.
Speaking of VideoWave, the ONLY update I could ask for is better snapping to objects for audio inputs, like commentary. This is also another reason why I use PowerDirector 12.
Well, that's all I have to say. Thank you for taking the time to read this.