Sep 27, 2016

Elgato Game Capture HD60 Manual and User's Guide

Elgato Game Capture HD60 is designed to be easy to use, but it has many features to discover.

There are many instructive articles that cover these features, which can be found in a searchable database:

http://help.elgato.com/customer/portal/topics/686725-game-capture-hd60/articles

The following article is a logical presentation of that information, designed to be a great way for new users to find the information they need. 

If you would like more information about the Elgato Game Capture HD software interface, then see this detailed article:

Elgato Game Capture HD 3.1 Software Interface

 


General

Introduction
System Requirements
Inputs and Outputs
Capabilities

Setup

USB Setup
HDMI Setup
PlayStation 3 Setup (Not Supported)
PlayStation 4 Setup
Xbox 360 Setup
Xbox One Setup
Wii U and Other Consoles Setup
Setup - Other Video Sources

Software Features

Capture Section
Edit Section
Sharing
Live Streaming
Live Commentary
Headsets
Settings
Preferences

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting - Video
Troubleshooting - Audio
Troubleshooting - Status Messages
Troubleshooting - Other

Extras

Other Features
 


 
YouTube, Facebook and Twitter


There are a lot of resources available via our YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ElgatoGaming/playlists (includes Reviews, Tutorials and Unboxings)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elgatogaming

Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/elgatogaming

 
Introduction

 
You constantly push the limits, and so should the gaming gear that powers you. With superior H.264 hardware encoding, Elgato Game Capture HD60 raises the bar to a whole new level.

Easily capture stunning 1080p with 60 fps, and enjoy incredibly smooth footage in easily manageable files. The next generation of gameplay sharing has finally arrived, and it's the perfect match for your Xbox One or PlayStation 4.

When you're in the zone, you shouldn't have to worry about your capture. With Flashback Recording, Elgato Game Capture HD60 has your back - simply slide back in time on your PC or Mac and hit the record button retroactively.

The lag-free passthrough to your TV will let you focus on your game, until you're ready to marvel at your feats. Re-living greatness has never been this easy.

Nothing beats sharing your journey right when it happens. The built-in Live Streaming feature gets you up and running on Twitch, YouTube or Ustream in a snap, but it doesn't stop there.

Now, puts you in charge: easily add your webcam and overlays, and change your stream layout on-the-fly with scenes. Add your voice with the built-in Live Commentary feature, and you're all set for the big show.

You've achieved epicness, and with Elgato Game Capture HD60, there is no limit to what you'll be able to do next. Seamlessly capture hours of your best moments in unmatched quality and access them directly right where you need them - you'll be instantly ready to create history.

You don't even have to choose between live streaming and high quality capture. No matter what resolution you stream, you can simultaneously capture full resolution 1080p, with separate tracks of all of your stream elements. Now, your stream archive is only the beginning.


 

 
 
System Requirements


PC and Mac System Requirements

 
Inputs and Outputs





 
Elgato Game Capture HD60 has two inputs, and two outputs:


HDMI In

This connects to a game console or other video source.  Signals protected by HDCP can't be used.


Analog Audio In

This connects to an analog audio source, using an 3.5mm cable.  This is audio line in, and not a microphone port.


USB Out

This sends the H.264 encoded video to your computer via USB 2.0. The signal is delayed from live. The USB cable also powers the Elgato Game Capture HD60 hardware.


HDMI Out

This sends the HDMI signal in real time to a TV or display, so you can play your game normally.


 
Capabilities


Elgato Game Capture HD60 can capture up to 1080p (1920 by 1080 pixels) via HDMI.


60fps Capture

Maximum Bitrate

Compatible HDMI Sources

 
USB Setup


Elgato Game Capture HD60 connects to your computer using USB 2.0.  It comes with an USB cable that has a Mini USB connector on one end, and a standard USB 2.0 connector on the other end.

The USB connection to your computer offers a delayed view of the game, due to the H.264 compression process.  To play the game in real time, you can use the HDMI Out port on Elgato Game Capture HD60 to passthrough video to your TV.

The USB cable also powers the Elgato Game Capture HD60 hardware.


Maximum USB Cable Length
   
 
HDMI Setup


Elgato Game Capture HD60 connects to modern game consoles using HDMI.  It can passthrough video to a TV set also using HDMI.  An HDMI cable is included in the box.

The HDMI passthrough offers real time video of the game, so you can play while watching your TV.

Signals protected by HDCP can't be used.


Use Standard (Bi-Directional) HDMI Cables

Compatible HDMI Sources

 
PlayStation 3 Setup (Not Supported)


Elgato Game Capture HD60 does not have an analog video input, so it can't connect to the PlayStation 3.

The HDMI output of the PlayStation 3 is protected by HDCP, and thus can't be used.

 
PlayStation 4 Setup


Elgato Game Capture HD60 connects to the PlayStation 4 using HDMI.  It can passthrough video to a TV set also using HDMI.  An HDMI cable is included in the box.

Before you set things up, make sure to connect your PlayStation 4 directly to your TV set or display via HDMI, without using Elgato Game Capture HD60.

Then, visit the Settings > System section of the PlayStation 4 interface, and turn off Enable HDCP.

After that, you can use your PlayStation 4 with Elgato Game Capture HD60.

 

 


PlayStation 4 (PS4) Setup

PS4 Game and Chat Audio Setup


 
Xbox 360 Setup

 
Elgato Game Capture HD60 connects to the Xbox 360 using HDMI.  It can passthrough video to a TV set also using HDMI.  An HDMI cable is included in the box.


Xbox 360 Setup

 
Xbox One Setup


Elgato Game Capture HD60 connects to the Xbox One using HDMI.  It can passthrough video to a TV set also using HDMI.  An HDMI cable is included in the box.


Xbox One Setup

Xbox One Game and Chat Audio Setup

 
Wii U And Other Consoles Setup


Elgato Game Capture HD60 connects to the Wii U using HDMI.  It can passthrough video to a TV set also using HDMI.  An HDMI cable is included in the box.

Elgato Game Capture HD60 cannot accept analog video, so it can't connect to older consoles using Component or Composite.



Wii U Setup

Other Game Console Support

 
Setup - Other Video Sources


Elgato Game Capture HD60 can work with a wide variety of digital video sources.

HDMI input is supported, as long as standard TV resolutions are used. PAL, NTSC and SECAM are all OK.

720p, 1080i and 1080p sources can be used as well.


Supported Resolutions

Compatible HDMI Sources

Composite and S-Video Are Not Supported

Using Video Cameras

Recording From A DVD Player, Blu-ray Player, or VCR


 
Capture Section

 
The heart of Elgato Game Capture HD software is the Capture section. When you start the software this is the first section you see, and it lets you view and record video, and also access other features like Live Commentary and Live Streaming.

 
Video Capture

Tags

Flashback Recording

Screen Shots

Scythe foot switch

Fullscreen Playback

Timed Recordings Are Not Possible

Elgato Game Capture HD60 cannot
play live games on the computer display

 
Edit Section


The tailor-made Elgato Game Capture HD software allows you to quickly trim your gaming scenes and pass them on to your favorite editing software.


Play Recorded Video

View Library

Search Library

Delete Recorded Video

Editing

Change Editing Timeline Size

 
Sharing


With Elgato Game Capture HD, it’s not just about you and the game anymore. With one click, you can share your gameplay with your friends and fans on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.


 
Share A Recording

YouTube Sharing

Twitter Sharing

Facebook Sharing

Email Sharing

iMovie Sharing

Movies folder Sharing

iPad Sharing

iPhone Sharing

Apple TV Sharing

Shared Video Upload Status

 
Live Streaming


Capturing gameplay is great – but what if you want to entertain your audience in real-time? It doesn’t get easier than with the Live Streaming feature. Elgato Game Capture HD is the world’s first solution with built-in, one-click streaming to both YouTube and Twitch. And if you want to go pro, masterfully direct your performance with XSplit or OBS, which directly support Elgato Game Capture HD.


Stream Command (with Elgato Game Capture HD 2.0 software)

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Streaming

RTMP Streaming

Twitch Streaming

March 23, 2015: Twitch security issue - reset your password and stream key

Ustream Streaming

YouTube Streaming

Xsplit Streaming

Adjusting the XSplit Audio Delay

 
Live Commentary


Use any microphone that’s connected to your computer, find the perfect balance with your game audio and even automatically lower the volume of your game whenever you speak. With the Live Commentary feature, all of this is only a click away. Now it’s up to you to think of something brilliant to say.


Live Commentary

Separate Audio Tracks

 
Headsets


Gaming Headsets

PS4 Game and Chat Audio Setup

Xbox One Game and Chat Audio Setup

 
Settings


Finding Video Attributes (Resolution, Bitrate)

Capture Settings

Audio Settings

Picture Settings

Picture Profile Sharing

 
Preferences


Recording Storage Location

Moving The Recording Storage Location

 
Troubleshooting - Video


Video appears on the passthrough TV, but not in the software

Video appears in the software, but not on the passthrough TV

No video plays at all

 
Troubleshooting - Audio


Audio plays in the software, but not on the passthrough TV

Audio plays on the passthrough TV, but not in the software

No audio plays at all

 
Troubleshooting - Status Messages


Status Message: No capture devices found

 
Troubleshooting - Other


Improving General Performance

Lights On Elgato Game Capture HD60 And Their Meaning

Uninstall Elgato Game Capture HD Software

Installation Error - "Object Already Exists"

Installation Error - "Install directory must be on a local hard drive"

Error Code 43

Xfinity (Comcast) Constant Guard may block software from launching

March 23, 2015: Twitch security issue - reset your password and stream key

 
Other Features


Keyboard Shortcuts

Elgato Game Capture HD can't show Closed Captions or Subtitles


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