Support: Hauppauge Capture

The Hauppauge Capture application: Record, trim and upload your game play

  • Record and stream your game play with in-game chat with our microphone mixing feature
  • Simple and fast trim editor
  • Built-in YouTube upload
  • StreamEez for easy streaming with Twitch and YouTube
  • Logo inserter (HD PVR 2 and Colossus 2 only)

See Hauppauge Capture in action!

Hauppauge Capture Features

  • Record in HD from HDMI, component video or composite video sources
  • Stream with Twitch and YouTube with the built-in StreamEez support for all Hauppauge recorders including the Rocket and HD PVR 60
  • Multi-track audio recording. To turn on multi-track recording, click:
    Advanced -> Audio encoder and select Use Multiple Audio tracks. Click OK and then close and reopen Hauppauge Capture.
    Each of your audio sources will now be on a separate track, and can be edited in Sony Vegas. To check out the multi-track audio, we suggest you open your recording in the VLC media player and click on Audio -> Audio track and you can listen to track 1 (game), track 2 (microphone) or track 3 (PC audio).
  • Skipback: Skipback allows you to record in the past, with a setting for 1 to 1000 minutes
  • Hauppauge Capture now has three recording formats: M2TS, MP4 and TS
  • New function in Advanced: EDID option "HDMI Passthrough". This allows you to limit the resolution of your console to that supported by your TV, rather than the resolution supported by the HD PVR 2. This fixes problems with 720p TV's where you would not see the game console on the TV set but a good image in Hauppauge Capture.
  • New feature: Record hotkey. Alt + space bar starts and stops recording
  • F6 now launches the Webcam property page: adjust your webcam's image from the main Capture tab to see your adjustments in real time
  • Updates to StreamEez, with improved preview
  • Bug fixed with some webcams where there would be no video after enabling Facecam
  • Adds microphone recording to Colossus
  • Improved MP4 Export function
  • Fixes an issue where the mute state could get swapped after closing the application
  • Supports USB Microphones on HD PVR Rocket for recording (but not yet for streaming)
  • Added Microphone delay page to Advanced Settings for Rocket
  • Improved microphone delay slider, now supports +- 500 ms
  • Fixed upload to YouTube and YouTube live steaming log-in problems
  • Option to enable/disable 5.1 audio via HDMI is back

Hauppauge Capture Download

Hauppauge Capture version 36187

Hauppauge Capture supports the following products:

  • HD PVR 2 (all models)
  • Colossus 2 and Colossus
  • HD PVR Rocket
  • HD PVR 60
  • HD PVR model 1212

To install:

  • Click the download button and save Hauppauge Capture to your PC (do not select 'Run')
  • Once Hauppauge Capture is downloaded, run the Hauppauge Capture installation
  • After installation, you will be asked to reboot your PC. Please reboot.
  • While rebooting your PC, if you have an HD PVR 2, remove the power plug from the back of the HD PVR 2 for a few seconds and then plug it back in. This resets the HD PVR 2.
  • Once your PC is rebooted, you will see the Hauppauge Capture icon on your Windows desktop. Run it. No other setup is needed.

Bugs fixed in this version:

  • Fixes issue with "No Preview" option not being used
  • Fixes issue when moving monitors/changing resolution while recording, we previously had logic to handle this and start writing to a new file each time this happens (rather than lose the recording)
  • HD PVR 1 biterate selection now working
  • Double clicking to go full screen on secondary monitor now working (only worked on primary previously)
  • New HD PVR 2 driver (1.6.33232) included to help fix problems when recording at very high bitrates
  • Fixes issue with passthrough audio not working on HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition
  • HD PVR Rocket will not remux when Mic is set to none or set to the Rocket microphone thereby capturing raw TS output
  • Improvements to SkipBack
  • Cleaning up temp-x-xxx.ts files which might be left behind
  • Fixed issue where video could end up 15 seconds behind live, if signal dropped or HDMI cable was removed
  • Fixed issue with record button not working on HD PVR Rocket
  • Fixed issue where mute status could get in the wrong state after app restart (from Edit and Capture tabs)
  • Fixed issue with USB Mic levels were not set correctly on HD PVR Rocket
  • Fixed issue on HD PVR Rocket where it would show "Waiting for HDMI Input" rather than real resolution
  • Improvement in webcam mode for HD PVR Rocket
  • Fixed issue where HD PVR Rocket might not show video
  • Fixed an issue where turning off a DisplayPort monitor while recording could stop the recording from continuing

Comments, questions on this version? Please e-mail us at:

Hauppauge Capture Beta Version

None at this time

Hauppauge Capture Compatibility

Hauppauge Capture supports the following models:

  • HD PVR 2 (all models)
  • HD PVR 60
  • HD PVR Rocket (all models)
  • HD PVR model 1212 and other original HD PVR models
  • Colossus2 and Colossus (all models)

Hauppauge Capture image gallery

If you have any comments on the Hauppauge Capture application, please e-mail them to:
We'd appreciate hearing what you think!

Capture tab

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Edit tab

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Edit button

Upload to YouTube tab

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Upload to YouTube

StreamEez tab

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StreamEez button

Hauppauge Capture video tutorials

Recording and Editing Footage with Hauppauge Capture

How to add commentary and facecam with Hauppauge Capture

Adding your logo with the personal logo in Hauppauge Capture

Upload videos to YouTube with Hauppauge Capture

Recording and Editing Footage with Hauppauge Capture

Adding your logo with the personal logo in Hauppauge Capture

How to add commentary and facecam with Hauppauge Capture

Upload videos to YouTube with Hauppauge Capture

YouTube Live Streaming

Live streaming guide from YouTube

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Quick Setup Guide

YouTube Live Streaming Quick Setup Guide

Quick Setup Guide

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