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Record/Stream on PAL Console
Topic Started: Aug 30 2017, 12:54 PM (225 Views)
RVZER
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Greetings my fellow friends.

This will be a rather long post about me running into difficulties, while trying to record and stream from my N64 PAL Console. I will try to keep it as short as possible while also trying to not leave out information.

ANY help is more appreciated than you would think.

So, after reading numerous articles and watching several videos, I still can't come up with a good solution. First of all, I know, Framemeister Masterrace, but my poor student butt can't afford it, sadly. I also know the sad truth that N64 PAL consoles don't support RGB, well some early french ones can be modded to true RBG, I believe, but that would also be quite expensive. Well, nowadays I heard that any PAL consoles can be modded to RGB? I've found some sites that offer this service, but I don't know if it's legit or not.

What most people do is: av to a hdmi converter, to a capture card. I purchased a hdmi converter I saw in a couple of vids. Quality is fine but the performance is not. The video is choppy/laggy.

What I'm currently wating for is for my s-video cable to arrive: http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/b74AAOSwEzxYP9dC/s-l500.jpg (I only found out afterwards that http://www.consolegoods.co.uk/ offers special made s-video PAL cables. Maybe I'm copping that one too, just for reference.) In order to record/stream I will have to buy something like this https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61JTkkg-4XL._SL1500_.jpg But do these s-video to HDMI converters really do any good?

Another option would be s-video/composite to Scart https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71U-1mVokfL._SL1500_.jpg and then a scart to HDMI Converter https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71AkrynLcvL._SL1500_.jpg (I've read that simple scart to HDMI cables are 100% scam.) But is this setup any good too?

I mean I could also just go with composite and a dazzle, but that is a bit low quality for me.


Any advice is more than welcome.

Thanks in advance,
RVZER
Edited by RVZER, Aug 30 2017, 01:03 PM.
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Vaettur
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What is your current setup?

Personally I use a GV-USB2 cable for any console with composite / s-video. It's actually used by some of the more wellknown N64 speedrunners on Twitch as well.
There is some upscaling, minimal lag and it's fairly cheap.


Honestly, if you're looking for HD quality (or close to it), you've got to pay the price. There doesn't seem to be a cheap solution that's workable and personally, I don't mind seeing the N64's true resolution when streamed/recorded.
Edited by Vaettur, Aug 31 2017, 10:26 AM.
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D.J Cat
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Thanks for asking!

I really want answers to this question, I have content, knowledge and more that would entertain people out of their pants BUT my ability to work out how to actually make it happen is very limited (working 6 days a week doesn't help with the whole having time thing either)


Someone give some REALLY simple ways of making it happen.
For me, I don't care how much it costs (within reason) but I want to make this happen!

For now, this is the best I can give:


https://youtu.be/niEPPuKdnvk
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