Jun 28, 2016

PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Elgato Game Capture HD setup

Using your PlayStation 3 with Elgato Game Capture HD is easy, after a few minutes of setup.

 
Setup Video


Make sure an HDMI cable is not attached to your PlayStation 3 when you're setting things up, or you may not get any video.

Instead, you will be using a special cable that comes with Elgato Game Capture HD, that carries both audio and HD video.

This video mentions 1080i as the highest resolution.  That has now changed - the top resolution is 1080p.

We recommend selecting all possible resolutions in the Video Output Settings of your PlayStation 3.  That way, your PlayStation 3 will always choose the best resolution your TV can support, depending on which game is active.

 
 
Setup Instructions


Make sure an HDMI cable is not attached to your PlayStation 3 when you're setting things up, or you may not get any video.

Instead, you will be using a special cable that comes with Elgato Game Capture HD, that carries both audio and HD video.

1) Connect your PlayStation 3 to Elgato Game Capture HD using the supplied PlayStation 3 cable.

 




2) Connect your TV to the HDMI Out port of Elgato Game Capture HD using the supplied HDMI cable.

 




3) Connect Elgato Game Capture HD to your Mac or PC using the supplied USB cable.

4) Press and hold the power button of your PlayStation 3 for 5-10 seconds until you hear a second beep. This will reset the display settings.

5) On your PlayStation 3, navigate to Settings → Display Settings → Video Output Settings.

6) Select Component / D-Terminal and press X or the Right button to continue. Confirm your selection by pressing the X button and choosing Yes on the subsequent screen.

 


7) Enable 720p, 1080i and/or 1080p output.

 


We recommend selecting all possible resolutions in the Video Output Settings of your PlayStation 3.  That way, your PlayStation 3 will always choose the best resolution your TV can support, depending on which game is active.


If your TV supports up to 720p, check all resolutions up to and including 720p.

If your TV supports up to 1080i, check all resolutions up to and including 1080i.

If your TV supports up to 1080p, check all resolutions up to and including 1080p.


Press the Right button to continue and select Yes on the following screen. Press X to save your settings and chose Finish to complete the setup of your PlayStation 3.

8) Visit http://www.gamecapture.com/download to download the latest Elgato Game Capture HD software. Once downloaded, launch the Elgato Game Capture HD software.

9) Switch input in Elgato Game Capture HD to Component.

Now you're ready to use Elgato Game Capture HD with your PlayStation 3.

 
Improving Performance


Elgato Game Capture HD software works well if your computer exceeds the basic System Requirements.

If your computer barely meets the minimum System Requirements, then performance may suffer, especially if you are trying to do a number of things at the same time.

This article includes a few steps you can take to improve performance in such situations:

Improve Elgato Game Capture HD software performance


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