Hauppauge HD PVR 2 manual

Hauppauge HD PVR 2
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You should now see live video from your video source in the preview window, and also hear audio.
You can adjust the recoding bitrate by clicking on Format Settings => Video Encoder. You can
set the bitrate from 1 Mbit/sec to 12 Mbits/sec. The higher the bitrate, the more disk space is used
but the higher the video quality. When recording game play, we recommend 9 Mbits/sec or higher.
The format created by the HD PVR 2 is a H.264 using AAC audio in an AVCHD (TS), M2TS or MP4
file format. If you would like to edit your videos with Sony Vegas, use the MP4 format.
Start recording by clicking on the Capture button. Recordings are stored in the MyVideos folder.
The default name of the video will be the date and time (i.e. 2008_3_20 _09_08_32.TS).
During recording, the Capture button will turn green and the button will change to a Stop button.
You can make a recording of a specified time duration by entering a value in the Capture duration
box. Click the Record button to start recording.
Video passthrough
Video passsthrough starts once you have chosen the correct source in the Capture application.
Until you do this, video passthrough is disabled.
Editing your video recordings
Click Edit to enter the video editor. Here, you can add videos together and trim your videos. Icons
of your recordings will appear in the box on the upper left side of the Edit window. Double click it to
add it to the timeline below. If you wish to edit a recording, first click on the clip in the timeline, then
click the scissors above.
In the trim window, you can remove unwanted portions of the video by using mark in at the start of
the portion to be removed and mark out at the end. Then click OK.
Using the Record button
The Record button is on top of HD PVR 2. When you push it, Capture is run and HD PVR 2
starts to record video. It uses the video source last selected in the Capture module. The Green
LED light ring will turn on when recording. When recording, you can stop recording by hitting the
Record button again.
Once you have added all media and made the desired cuts, click on Produce. In Produce, you can
upload to YouTube or burn Blu-ray compatible DVD discs.
Create file lets you convert the file to several available formats for playback on other devices such
as a personal media player.
Upload to YouTube allows you to upload video to your YouTube account.
Create AVCHD creates a disc that can be played back on a Blu-ray DVD player in HD. You can
record about 2 hours of HD video on a standard DVD-RW or DVD-R disc. If you choose to Create
AVCHD, you will be brought to the design screen.
This screen will allow you to cre-
ate menus for your disc. Once
you have created your video,
press Preview.
Preview allows you to test the
disc before burning. Produce
allows you to burn the project to
the disc .
video source. For example, if you are using ShowBiz and have selected HDMI and have a
active HDMI source, then you will see a yellow light on the front of HD PVR 2.
- Green LED ring: indicates that HD PVR 2 is recording video to your PC.
- Red light: this means the video encoder inside HD PVR 2 cannot send data to your PC. There
are a number of reasons this could happen. If your PC is running slowly and cannot get data
from HD PVR 2 quickly enough, the red light might go on for a few seconds until the PC can
accept data. If there is a problem with your USB cable or the USB port on your PC, the red
light might be illuminated. Change to another USB port on your PC, then power down HD PVR
2, wait a few seconds and power up again. If you continue to see the Red light while recording
and have checked your cabling, contact Hauppauge technical support.
Black screen in the ShowBiz Capture preview window:
Step 1: In the ShowBiz Capture module, make sure Hauppauge Siena Video Capture is listed
under Source. If not, then please check your USB cables and make sure the blue light is on on the
front of HD PVR 2. If you cannot see Hauppauge Siena listed, reinstall the Windows driver by run-
ning Step 1: Install HD PVR 2 Drivers from the Installation CD. Power cycle the HD PVR 2 and
reboot your PC after reinstalling the drivers.
Step 2: Check your cables. Try removing each cable and make sure it is firmly reseated into each
device you are using. If using an Xbox, try swapping the HDMI cable (you might have a bad cable).
Step 3: Check the Video input setting. If the Video input setting is wrong, you will get a black pre-
view window. Set Video input to HDMI for the Xbox and Component video for a PS3. Is the yel-
low light on on the front of HD PVR 2? If the yellow light is not on, then either you have the wrong
Video input source set or your game console is not turned on.
Step 4: On the PS3, disconnect the HDMI cable between your game console and your TV set.
Having HDMI connected at the same time as Component video will shut off Component Video and
you will not see video in ShowBiz.
Step 5: If you have confirmed your video source is on, the Video input is correctly set and the yel-
low light is on the front of HD PVR 2, if you still see a black preview window in ShowBiz, try captur-
ing some video in the Capture module. If you can successfully playback a recording but you cannot
see live video in the Preview window, there might be a video rendering problem (video card drivers,
hardware acceleration…) Check device settings for video decoder details. To enable hardware
acceleration, select “hardware acceleration” in ShowBiz Capture.
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If capture fails, it is likely something is wrong with the video input to HD PVR 2. This could be a bro-
ken or loose video cable or you plugged the cables into the wrong connector on HD PVR 2.
Pass through video problems
No video on my TV set or I see flashing or distorted video on my TV set:
Open ShowBiz and verify the correct Video input is selected. Video and audio input must be
set initially for passthrough to work (if you power cycle the HD PVR 2, it may revert to its
default setting and will need to be set again). Also, check the video mode on your PS3 or Xbox 360.
No video on my TV set but I can see video in ShowBiz Capture
Check that the HDMI cable from the HD PVR 2 (HDMI out) is connected to your TV monitor and the
TV is set to the correct HDMI port if multiple are available on yourTV.
Try changing the output resolution from your game console. Some TV monitors may not support all
HDMI output resolutions.
I do not get video on either preview or pass-through
1. If using HDMI, verify your source device does not use HDCP copy protection (the PS3 uses
HDCP on HDMI). If this is the case use the component video input.
2. If you are using a PS3, make sure your HDMI cable is not plugged in. If it was plugged in,
you need to reset your PS3.
Reset the PS3: Turn the PS3 off via the power button on the front of the unit. Then, PUSH and
HOLD the power button on the front of the PS3. Once you hear the second beep, release the power
button on the front of the PS3. Your PS3 video will be reset.
Reset the Xbox: Remove any games from the optical drive. Turn the Xbox 360 off. Turn the Xbox
back on via the controller. As the console starts, press and hold the Y button, and then pull the right
trigger at the same time. Your Xbox video will be reset.


What do the lights on front of HD PVR 2 mean?
- Blue light: When HD PVR 2 is powered on and ready to start recording, the blue light is on. When
the blue light is blinking, the HD PVR 2 is not ‘seen’ by your PC. Check the USB cable!
- Yellow light blinks once when Capture runs: the HD PVR 2 is ready to start recording.
- Yellow light on: this means video is present and HD PVR 2 detects video on the currently selected

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Host interfaceUSB 2.0
Video capture resolution (max)1920 x 1080 pixels
Capturing fromGame console
LED indicators
Analog signal format system-
Supported video modes1080i,1080p,480i,480p,576i,576p,720p
File formats
Video compression formatsAVCHD,H.264,MP4
Ports & interfaces
Composite video in0
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in-
S-Video inputs quantity0
Audio (L/R) in0
Headphone outputs0
HDMI ports quantity2
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports0
AV input
DC-in jack
USB ports quantity1
USB port
USB version2.0
Weight & dimensions
Width152.4 mm
Depth152.4 mm
Height38.1 mm
Weight340 g
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64,Windows Vista Business,Windows Vista Business x64,Windows Vista Enterprise,Windows Vista Enterprise x64,Windows Vista Home Basic,Windows Vista Home Basic x64,Windows Vista Home Premium,Windows Vista Home Premium x64,Windows Vista Ultimate,Windows Vista Ultimate x64,Windows XP Home,Windows XP Home x64,Windows XP Professional,Windows XP Professional x64
Mac operating systems supportedMac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Bundled softwareArcSoft ShowBiz\r\nPersonal Logo
System requirements
Minimum system requirementsCD-ROM
Minimum processor2.0 GHz
Minimum RAM1024 MB
Minimum storage drive space0.22 GB
Packaging content
Cables includedComponent,HDMI,USB
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