Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber grabs your 4K gamestream

Posted on Tuesday, June 12 2018 @ 9:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Pengo introduces the 4K HDMI Grabber, this is a small device that captures your 4K gameplay with full passthrough. Basically, you hook it up to a video game console and the device streams a copy of the image stream to your PC via USB 3.0. It's not cheap though, it's priced at $249.99.
Pengo, a new power-player on the video capture market is proud to announce the availability of the Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber. The Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber works with all latest 4K enabled gaming consoles such as the Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation4 Pro. It gives you the freedom to use any UVC enabled application to capture and stream with software you like, such as OBS, XSplit, and Bandicam. With lag-free passthrough of the HDMI signal and instant display of the captured video, you can game and stream with any performance impact. Unlike other options the lightning-fast video processor can grab your video stream without needing a powerful PC. Setting up the 4K HDMI Grabber is quick and easy with only HDMI and USB cables required, while you can additionally connect a headset and/or microphone to record your voice and team chat to the stream.

Lag-free 4K HDMI pass-through: YUV12 4:4:4 output
The Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber is powerful for its compact size, with incomparable pass-through capability at 4096x2160 @ 60 Hz and UYV12 4:4:4. Being lag-free is essential for gamers that want the highest visual fidelity. The Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber performs at its best no matter your PC’s hardware. It delivers lag-free, uncompressed 1080p 60Hz over USB 3.0. Older PCs with only USB 2.0 available will receive 1080p content with light color space compression.

Low power USB HDMI grabber
The Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber is functional, small, and lightweight with non-slip rubber bottom surface. Its all-aluminum casing is sturdy and makes it capable of going on bumpy LAN party trips while it only requires a single USB cable for power and video streaming. Pengo optimized the 4K HDMI Grabber for optimal compatibility and safety. The total current draw is only 700mA, well below the limit of 900mA for USB 3.0. In-house testing showed other USB capture devices draw up to 1500mA, risking damage to your PC or worse. This also makes the Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber small, cool and without needing an active fan, a noise-free, fit- anywhere, stream everywhere capture solution.

Dedicated audio connectors for voice recording
The Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber can record extra audio channels and has a separate headphone and microphone connector. This allows you to create voice-over and commentary on the streaming video, or have an extra connection for you headphone when gaming. Inside your streaming and recording app, you can even choose whether to use the stream with or without voice-over.
Pengo 4K HDMI Grabber

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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