I've been planning on purchasing a Capture Card of some sort to record and upload my gameplay. I've been searching all over the internet for details, but only finding explanations and details that skip over some important information I need to know before going out and potentially spending hundreds of dollars. I am currently using an Xbox Elite with HDMI, 42" plasma TV and several compatible computers in the household to upload and install software/hardware relating to the Capture Card in question.
I wanted to know firstly, how the Capture Card really works. It sounds like you plug a HDMI cord from the Xbox to the Card, then another from the Card to the TV.
However from there I'm unsure how it works, do you need to enable it on the Xbox? A switch on the card? Or does it just record gameplay as soon as you power on the Xbox?
After the gameplay is recorded (however that happens), is the device just plugged into a computer and edited with an appropriate program or is there many more cords and additional accessories I'll need to purchase?
Any help would be much appreciated as I'm lost at where to search for adequate information. Just remember, I have no idea about this process so reply to me like I'm completely new to this :)