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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, Sony PlayStation 3/4/5, Xbox Series S/X, MacOS, Windows

  • Video Capture

  • Camera Hack

  • Console Link

  • Multi-use

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Best  Capture Card 2023 🥇

"If you don’t want your streaming setup to require a ton of wires running to and fro, the Genki Shadowcast is what you’ll want."

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Works with your NextGen Consoles

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

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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

How to use

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:


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:


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


4GB of RAM


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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
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188 Reviews
Reviewed by Keita M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

good product!!

So easy !!!

I hope the arcade will be a little better.

Because,Sometimes the sound stops coming out and the movement gets worse, so I'm looking forward to the update.

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Hi Keita, sometimes the sound stops because the cable might not be plugged in properly.

Reviewed by Steven J.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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This is perfect ! Great Job ! Very fast Shipping to France :)) Impeccable

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Reviewed by Zafir H.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Not the best, but it gets the job done.

Works perfectly, though there's slight input lag and you can't have it at an optimal resolution. Still, it gets the job done and I'm happy with it.

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Reviewed by Kathleen M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Shadow cast

Works great was everything I wanted!

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Reviewed by AJ M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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So easy to use! I've never done streaming before but this was such an affordable and quick to set-up option. Image quality for Nintendo switch games is good on the 'Favor Performance' setting, and audio carries over seamlessly. Best of all, the ShadowCast came with a little adapter that worked with my old laptop's thunderbolt 2 port—no extra purchase necessary. This was everything I could ask for and more. Thanks Genki!

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