I’ve been using an Avermedia Live Gamer HD (C985) internal capture card to capture from the same PC for years now, and was perfectly happy with it until I purchased, tried, and tested the Elgato HD60 Pro. Why did I purchase? Well, I had waited a long time for Avermedia (who I felt misplaced loyalty to) to come out with a card capable of recording 1080p60… They didn’t. So, I looked for an alternative…
Apart from the lack of a USB-powered record/stop button you can sit on your desk, both cards are fairly similar. They both have about the same quality per frame, but obviously the Avermedia card can only capture half as many (max framerate at 1080p is 30fps).
It was only after purchasing for that simple framerate increase and testing both cards alongside, that I also realized the Avermedia card was not showing me true colors; Black was not black.
To sum up: Very happy with the new card. I got the framerate and fluid capture of motion that I wanted, but unexpectedly gained a color-range improvement in my videos as well.