Mar 04, 2015

Xbox 360 and Elgato Game Capture HD60 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.

Inputs and Outputs

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


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.


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


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

Setup Steps

Download and install the Elgato Game Capture HD software, version 2.0 or higher:

Connect your Xbox 360 to the HDMI In of Elgato Game Capture HD60 via an HDMI cable

Connect the HDMI Out of Elgato Game Capture HD60 to your TV or display via an HDMI cable.

Connect the Elgato Game Capture HD60 to your computer via a USB cable.

Troubleshooting - No Image Appears On The TV

If your TV only supports 1080i or 720p, and not 1080p, then you may not get a video image when Elgato Game Capture HD60 is first connected.  The video may still appear in the software, but not on your TV.

The solution would be to set your Xbox 360 to output video to 720p or 1080i - whatever format your TV can support.

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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