So, long story short I might soon buy a capture device deciding between the Avermedia Live portable and an El Gato the biggest thing is I want to be able to capture PS3 footage but I recall that it still has HCDP on it right? There has to be a way to setup the feed to bypass that right? Anyone who has any experience want to share with me?
You need the right kind of HDMI splitter, so if the one linked by Bocam is in the clear for this, great! Otherwise you'd have to ebay this one or go via ali for a better source. The old blackboxy types don't always work, even the Sewells, the little plastic dudes are fine though.
If you have the ability to, do not use your capture device passthrough, instead use the split. Noticeably better latency for nutbags like me (HDPVR2 claimed latency-free) and the image quality is too good to use the passthrough and ruin.