Jun 30, 2016

Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro Manual and User’s Guide

Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro 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:

Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro

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

Installation - PCIe 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
Settings
Preferences

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

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

 
The gaming experience is all about sharing. Stream and record your Xbox, PlayStation or Wii U gameplay and share your journey with friends, fans and generations to come.

With Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro, stunning 1080p capture with 60 fps is only the beginning. Instant Gameview feeds your stream with minimal delay, while simultaneous H.264 hardware encoding provides you with incredibly smooth footage in easily manageable files. Why would you ever settle for less?

Nothing beats sharing your journey right when it happens. The built-in Live Streaming feature gets you up and running on Twitch or YouTube in a snap, but it doesn’t stop there. Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro introduces Instant Gameview, feeding your stream with superior low latency technology.
 

Add your webcam, overlays and more with Stream Command, 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.

When you're in the zone, you shouldn't have to worry about your capture. With Flashback Recording, simply slide back in time on your PC and hit the record button retroactively. Seamlessly record 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.

Thanks to Master Copy, you don’t even have to choose between live streaming and high quality recording. Simultaneously save a full resolution 1080p60 recording, with separate tracks of your webcam and live commentary. Now, your stream archive is only the beginning.

No matter what content you create, Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro has your back. With the most powerful capture card, you can focus on what you do best, without compromises. Take your content to the next level, and share your legacy.


 


 
 
System Requirements


PC System Requirements

 
Inputs and Outputs





 
Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro has one input, and one output:


HDMI In

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


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 Pro can capture up to 1080p (1920 by 1080 pixels) via HDMI.


60fps Capture

Maximum Bitrate

Compatible HDMI Sources

 
Installation - PCIe Setup


Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro connects to your computer using a PCIe (PCI Express) slot. 

It supports a PCIe 2.0 or higher (x1/x4/x8/x16) slot.

 
 

 
 
 
HDMI Setup


Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro.

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 Pro.

 

 


 
 
 


PlayStation 4 (PS4) Setup


 
Xbox 360 Setup

 
Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro 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 Pro 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


 
Wii U And Other Consoles Setup


Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro 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



 
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 Pro has 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 Pro.


Stream Command

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Streaming

RTMP Streaming

Twitch Streaming

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


 
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
 


Improving General Performance

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


 
Other Features


Keyboard Shortcuts

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