[section_title title=”Specifications”]Specifications

Key Features

  • Pocket sized, stand alone video recorder. With built-in microphone mixer for recording game commentary.
  • Record Xbox, PlayStation and PC games.
  • USB powered for portable recording.
  • Also supports PC connect mode for recording and uploading to YouTube.

Record your game commentary with Rocket’s built-in audio mixer

HD PVR Rocket has a build-in audio mixer, so you can record game commentary while you record your video game play. Simply plug a microphone into the mic jack on the front of the Rocket, and then use the mixer panel (conveniently mounted on top of the Rocket) to adjust the volume of your microphone before it’s mixed with your game audio. Your recordings will have the audio from your game along with your game commentary!

Record your videos to a USB thumb drive

When used stand alone, the Rocket records your videos to a USB thumb drive. Simply plug a thumb drive into the connector mounted on the front of the Rocket, plug the USB power cable into a USB port on your game console, and start recording!

Make your own YouTube channel and share your best game play with your friends

Once you have made your recordings, you can share them with your friends on YouTube. Make your own YouTube channel and get famous!

Amazing HD audio and video quality

HD PVR Rocket records at resolutions up to 1080P30 using H.264 video compression. The H.264 format is used by Blu-ray discs and exceeds other video compression standards in quality and disk space consumption, providing a crisp image and amazing digital sound. H.264 uses 1/3 the disk space compared with the popular MPEG-2 format.

Rocket can also be connected to your PC to make game recordings directly to your computer’s disk

HD PVR Rocket also can be connected to your PC so your recordings can go directly to the disk drive inside your PC. Use the Hauppauge Capture application to record game play, trim your videos and upload them to YouTube.

HD PVR Rocket for PC gamers: your personal HD recorder for your game play

Record your best gaming moves without slowing down your PC. The video compression is done inside HD PVR Rocket so you can record your PC game play in HD without slowing down your PC. Simply plug the HDMI out from your PC gaming system into the HD PVR 2, and then connect HD PVR Rocket to your TV monitor.

Technical specifications
Hardware encoder:

  • H.264 AVCHD high definition video encoder, video encode up to 1080p30 from HDMI or component video.

No delay HDMI pass through:

  • HDMI or component in to HDMI out.

Recording data rate:

  • 1 to 18 Mbits/sec.

Recording formats:

  • MP4 in standalone mode, TS in PC connected mode.
  • USB thumb drive compatibility.
  • USB 2.0 or USB 3.0
  • Size: from 1GB to 32GB
  • Minimum transfer rate: 2.5 Mbytes/sec

External hard disc compatibility:

  • Any self powered external storage drive with at least 2.5Mbytes/sec transfer rate.

Audio mixer:

  • Mixes game audio with microphone audio
  • Supports both powered and unpowered microphones.
  • Microphone volume adjust, +20db boost and mute.
  • Input/output connections:
  • HDMI from Xbox, PC game systems or other HDMI sources without HDCP.
  • Component video in from a PS3 with stereo audio.
  • 3.5mm microphone jack.
  • USB thumb drive connector.
  • HDMI output.


  • 4.75 inches x 3.5 inches x 1.5 inches.


  • 5v @ 0.9 amps

Weight: 4.6 oz

  • Bundled with Hauppauge Capture software applicaiton:
  • Record your game play to your PC.
  • Record game commentary with game audio.
  • Fast trim.
  • Upload to YouTube.

System Requirements
Connected to PC:

  • Laptop or desktop PC with 3.0 GHz single core or 2.0 GHz multi-core processor (or faster)
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista with 1 GB RAM or Windows XP Service Pack 3 with 512 MB RAM
  • HD TV set with HDMI input
  • Graphics card with 256 MB memory
  • Sound card
  • 220 MB free hard disk space
  • (Optional) CD-ROM drive (software can also be downloaded from here)
  • Stand-alone mode:
  • USB Memory stick.
  • A USB port for power (can be powered by a games console).


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