Oct 17, 2016

Compare Elgato Game Capture HD60 to original Elgato

Elgato Game Capture HD60 is similar to the original Elgato Game Capture HD in many ways, but it also has significant improvements.

 
1080p 60fps Capture


The biggest change is that Elgato Game Capture HD60 now can capture 1080p video at 60 fps. That matches the top output of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

 
Dedicated Analog Audio Input


Elgato Game Capture HD60 has an 1/8 inch analog audio input port. 

You can use a RCA to 1/8 inch adapter to input stereo audio. 

This port will become active if you select HDMI as your input, and “with Analog Audio”.

This port is not a microphone port.

 
Stream Command


Elgato Game Capture HD60 is ideally suited to use the new Stream Command feature, which lets you overlay webcam video or other graphics on top of your stream.

To find out more about Stream Command, see this article:

How do I use Stream Command with Elgato Game Capture HD 2.0 software?

 
Smaller and Lighter


Elgato Game Capture HD60 is smaller than the original Elgato Game Capture HD, and weighs less.

 
Faster Computer Needed


Since Elgato Game Capture HD60 can work with 1080p 60fps video, your PC needs a faster processor to use it.

2nd generation Intel Core i5 (i5 2xxx or comparable) is the new minimum computer speed.

2nd generation Intel Core i7 (i7 2xxx or comparable) is what you need to use the Stream Command feature.

 
Product Comparison Chart


Here is a detailed comparison between Elgato Game Capture HD60 and the original Elgato Game Capture HD.

 
  Elgato Game Capture HD60 Elgato Game Capture HD
     
1080p Capture with 60 fps Yes No
PlayStation 4, Xbox Input (HDMI) Yes Yes
PlayStation 3 / Retro Gaming Input (A/V In) No                Yes
Unlimited Capture to your PC or Mac Yes Yes
Flashback Recording Yes Yes  
Stream Command Yes Yes  
       
Technical Specifications      
       
Interface USB 2.0 USB 2.0    
Input PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Xbox 360  (unencrypted HDMI) PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Xbox 360 (unencrypted HDMI), PlayStation 3 (A/V In)  
Output HDMI (pass-through) HDMI (pass-through)  
Supported Resolutions 1080p60, 1080p30, 1080i, 720p60, 720p30, 576p, 576i, 480p 1080p60 (simultaneous 60fps pass through and 30 fps capture), 1080p30, 1080i, 720p (60 or 30 fps capture), 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i.  240i via composite or S-Video.  
Dimensions 112 x 75 x 19 mm / 4.4 x 3 x 0.75 in 73 x 24 x 109 mm / 2.9 x 1.0 x 4.3 in  
Weight 106 g / 3.7 oz 142 g / 5 oz  
       
System Requirements      
       
PC Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (or later) 4 GB RAM, built-in USB 2.0 port Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (or later) 4 GB RAM, built-in USB 2.0 port  
Mac OS X 10.9 (or later), 4 GB RAM, built-in USB 2.0 port OS X 10.7 (or later), 4 GB RAM, built-in USB 2.0 port  
Processor 2nd generation Intel Core i5 (i5 2xxx or comparable) 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo (or comparable)  
Stream Command 2nd generation Intel Core i7 (i7 2xxx or comparable)
Windows 7 or later; Stream Command for Mac coming soon.
2nd generation Intel Core i7 (i7 2xxx or comparable)
Windows 7 or later; Stream Command for Mac coming soon.
 

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