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Based on the experience of Dave Jones (EEVblog) I am ordering an AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable. It is a small, simple box that records HDMI video up to 1080p directly to an SDHC card. Ref: Ref:


I would use three pieces of hardware for this task. A recording laptop. A device that allows you to input the HDMI to the recording laptop, aka, a frame grabber. An HDMI spliter. A recording laptop Any old laptop will do, really. It doesn't need super specs, like dedicated graphics, but you certainly want at least a mid-range machine. Like an Intel i5 ...


In the end, I found out that you can buy a dongle (in my case an INOGENI 4K USB) that will connect the camera to the computer via USB (amazingly, USB 3 is fast enough) or, in the case of BlackMagic Mini Recorder (which does 1080p only), thunderbolt. The next challenge is, of course, to encode 4K fast enough on a laptop.

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