ShadowCast

ShadowCast

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 179 reviews

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$49.99

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Game Capture Card

Genki ShadowCast connects your favorite game console to the laptop. It allows your laptop to become a TV by converting HDMI output into a video stream that your computer can read without drivers. Once your game footage is on the laptop the possibilities are endless.
Compatible with Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, Sony PlayStation 3/4/5, Xbox Series S/X, MacOS, Windows

  • Video Capture

  • Camera Hack

  • Console Link

  • Multi-use

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Works with your NextGen Consoles

Shadowcast enables you to play on a laptop or any computer, REALLY!

TV Gaming on your Computer

As lifelong console gamers, we know there may be some PC master race gamers who gawk at the idea of playing Mario on their powerful gaming computer. But we say the more games we can play, on even more platforms, the better!

Our App Makes the Difference

TV Screen with Original Dock

Laptop screen with Shadowcast

Record and Stream Content

Record, edit, and stream your gameplay. While it may not be at the same level as a professional grade capture card that costs 5-10x more, it’s more than capable for most gameplay capturing needs while being much more flexible and easy to use across
multiple platforms.

Unlock New Possibilities

To maximize compatibility across as many platforms as possible, we’ve disguised
ShadowCast as a webcam so that it can do a few more party tricks. This means it can
actually be selected as a webcam under many typical apps popular today thanks to all
the remote working, including Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and FaceTime.

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HDMI input

4K/30fps or 1080p/60fps

Nintendo Switch, PS5, Steam Deck
USB C video output

1080p/30fps or 720p/60fps

USB-C, USB-A (2.0+), UVC Video and USB Audio UAC (L-PCM format)

How to use

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Specs & Details

Dimensions L x W x H:

2.04" x 0.98" x 0.35" /52 x 25 x 9mm

Packaging Dimensions L x W x H:

5.12" x 4.88" x 0.86" /130 x 124 x 22mm

Packaging weight:

74g

HDMI Input:

4K/30fps or 1080p/60fps

USB Output Resolution:

up to 1080p/60fps or 720p/60fps (MJPG)

Color Depth:

9/10/12-bit deep color

USB Support:

USB-C, USB-A (2.0+), UVC Video and USB Audio UAC (L-PCM format)

Software Support:

Any UVC software in MacOS, Windows, and Android

System Requirements:

Processor:

PC i5-3400 or above or NB i7-3537U 2.0GHZ or above

Graphics Card:

PC NVIDIA GT630 or above or NC NVIDIA GT735M or above Run

Memory:

4GB of RAM

Download

Genki Arcade

Windows

MacOS

Chrome

Insert ShadowCast into HDMI port of game source device

Connect USB-C 2.0 cable to computer and the ShadowCast

Install and launch supported software on the computer

  • Powerful Little Device!

    So I started recording gameplay for my YouTube channel and I had problems with a few titles lagging using my capture card. Then I tried the Shadowcast, and WOW! The difference was immediately noticeable! No lag, no hangups, and it even allowed me to record a game I didn't think I would be able to because there were loading issues using the previous card. Not so with the Shadowcast! Love this product, and I'll be purchasing a second in order to have a spare on hand!

    Heather D.
  • Very excited about the ShadowCast, the app needs some adjustments

    Was very easy to install and you can start to play instantly after installing the app for Windows or open it in Chrome. I really like the feature to switch between resolution mode and performance mode. Unfortunately, the app isnt't starting a second time after you played on it for once. It just opens and closes instantly. I rather have to use the Chrome version or reinstall the app to make it work again. This is very exhausting and annoying and would be an aspect to change. Therefor only 4 Stars. Besides this, the ShadowCast is a recommendable capture card for this price category and I'm very happy with it!

    Michelle S.
  • Seamless hardware

    Truly plug and play, software occasionally needs a restart, love love love the browser integration. Reduced the number of screens in my house plus I can pair headphones to the Mac to play whilst in a chat too!

    Ed B.
average rating 4.6 out of 5
Based on 179 reviews
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179 Reviews
Reviewed by Heather D.
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Powerful Little Device!

So I started recording gameplay for my YouTube channel and I had problems with a few titles lagging using my capture card. Then I tried the Shadowcast, and WOW! The difference was immediately noticeable! No lag, no hangups, and it even allowed me to record a game I didn't think I would be able to because there were loading issues using the previous card. Not so with the Shadowcast! Love this product, and I'll be purchasing a second in order to have a spare on hand!

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Reviewed by Catherine N.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Perfect streaming tool, and just all around fun

I work from my computer most of the time and it’s a nice tool to use so I don’t have to leave my desk to enjoy my switch. I can easily pop it into the dock and play from one of my monitors while I getting work done!! Really loving this shadowcast! Highly recommend it for streaming as well!

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Reviewed by Michelle S.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Very excited about the ShadowCast, the app needs some adjustments

Was very easy to install and you can start to play instantly after installing the app for Windows or open it in Chrome. I really like the feature to switch between resolution mode and performance mode.

Unfortunately, the app isnt't starting a second time after you played on it for once. It just opens and closes instantly. I rather have to use the Chrome version or reinstall the app to make it work again. This is very exhausting and annoying and would be an aspect to change. Therefor only 4 Stars.

Besides this, the ShadowCast is a recommendable capture card for this price category and I'm very happy with it!

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Reviewed by Jon W.
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Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Great budget capture card substitute, but has some significant issues

The pros

-inexpensive

-easy to use

-simple initial set up

-does what it says it will do

The cons

-the software is so glitchy that I have to hard reset the app on literally every start up (it takes an extra 15 seconds every time I launch the software)

-it gets warm as it never actually turns off (another reviewer pointed this out)

-sometimes even after a reset I can't get the audio to work (I use headphones if I'm desperate)

Overall this hardware is great, especially if you don't want to shell out a few hundred for a capture card. If you are a small stream without a ton of resources, this is 100% worth the purchase. I bought it through the Kickstarter.

But if you can get a legit, high quality capture card, just do that. I'm not sure how reasonable it is to have the same software issues for so long when the product is still for sale. For that reason I don't give it 3 stars. I use it often enough that I'm tempted to get rid of it and get something more reliable.

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Reviewed by Thomas M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great product

It's a great product to buy if you have a small budget.

Shipping time was also pretty quick so that's another factor.

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