It is popular nowadays to capture your console or PC gameplay and share it with your friends or subscribers. The ExtremeCap U3 is a video capture device from AVerMedia that uses the USB 3.0 interface, taking advantage of the high bandwidth to be able to capture even uncompressed Full HD (1080p) videos at 60 frames per second, from a video game console or a PC. See our thoughts on this product.

The small box of the ExtremeCap U3 is shown in Figure 1.

AVerMedia ExtremeCap U3Figure 1: box

Inside the box, you found the device itself, a video component input cable, a USB 3.0 cable, and the product manual.

AVerMedia ExtremeCap U3Figure 2: accessories

Figure 3 shows the top of the device. Here, there is nothing but a status LED.

AVerMedia ExtremeCap U3Figure 3: the AVerMedia ExtremeCap U3

There are no buttons, connectors or LEDs at the front of the ExtremeCap U3.

AVerMedia ExtremeCap U3Figure 4: front view


Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.