I have a Roxio Game Cap and it's actually pretty good for a beginner. I'm not into making Machinima's, but I do like to record and post gameplays every once in a while. With the right settings and a little color adjustment, you can make the Roxio look pretty
damn good. Got it for like $60 too when Machinima was having a promo for it. Not sure if the promo is still going, though.