Sep 27, 2016

Elgato Game Capture HD60 S Manual and User’s Guide

Elgato Game Capture HD60 S 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:

https://help.elgato.com/customer/en/portal/topics/919732-game-capture-hd60-s/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

Elgato Game Capture HD 3.1 Software Interface

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

 
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 S, stunning 1080p capture with 60 fps is only the beginning. Instant Gameview feeds your stream with minimal delay, while providing 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 S has 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.

No matter what content you create, Elgato Game Capture HD60 S 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 and Mac System Requirements

 
Inputs and Outputs




 
Elgato Game Capture HD60 S 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 USB-C port sends the raw video to your computer via USB 3.x. The USB cable also powers the Elgato Game Capture HD60 S 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 S can capture up to 1080p (1920 by 1080 pixels) via HDMI, at up to 60 fps.


Maximum Bitrate

Compatible HDMI Sources

 
USB Setup


Elgato Game Capture HD60 S connects to your computer using USB 3.x.  It comes with an USB cable that has a USB 3.1 Type-C (USB-C) connector on one end, and a standard USB 3.x Type-A connector on the other end.

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


Maximum USB Cable Length
   
 
HDMI Setup


Elgato Game Capture HD60 S 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 S 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 S 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 S.

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 S.

 

 


PlayStation 4 (PS4) Setup

PS4 Game and Chat Audio Setup


 
Xbox 360 Setup

 
Elgato Game Capture HD60 S 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 S 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 S 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 S 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 S 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


 
Software Features
 
 
 
For more information about the Elgato Game Capture HD software interface, then see this detailed article:

Elgato Game Capture HD 3.1 Software Interface

 
Headsets


Gaming Headsets

PS4 Game and Chat Audio Setup

Xbox One Game and Chat Audio Setup

 
Settings

 
For more information about the Elgato Game Capture HD software interface, then see this detailed article:

Elgato Game Capture HD 3.1 Software Interface

 
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"

Xfinity (Comcast) Constant Guard may block software from launching


 
Other Features


Keyboard Shortcuts

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