Oct 15, 2018

Using 4K60 Pro HDR passthrough with OBS Studio, Xsplit

Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro supports HDR10 passthrough.

In order to show correctly tonemapped SDR colors, Stream Link is required when using Elgato Game Capture 4K60 Pro with 3rd party software.

More info on this subject can be found here:

For correct video color when using popular streaming software such as OBS Studio or XSplit, follow the steps below: 

 
Stream Link and 4K Capture Utility


How to enable Stream Link in 4K Capture Utility:


1)  Open 4K Capture Utility (Requires 4K Capture Utility 1.2 or newer)

2)  Open the Settings at the top right.

3)  In the “General” tab, check the box labeled “Enable Stream Link (Beta)”

4)  Now click on “Apply”

 
Stream Link and XSplit


How to add Stream Link to XSplit:

Please Note: 4K Capture Utility must be running and Stream Link must be enabled before doing this.


1)  Open XSplit.

2)  At the bottom left, click on “Add”

3)  Hover over “Streams”, then “Newtek NDI stream (Beta)”, then you will see your PC name listed along with “(4K Capture Utility)”. Double click on that source.

4)  After a few seconds you’ll see the video feed appear from 4K Capture Utility. Drag the edges to fill out the scene.

 
Stream Link and OBS Studio


How to add Stream Link to OBS Studio.

Please Note: 4K Capture Utility must be running and Stream Link must be enabled before doing this.


1)  First, download and install the OBS Studio NDI plugin from here.

2)  Once the installation is done, restart your PC.

3)  Open 4K Capture Utility and OBS Studio.

4)  In OBS Studio, click the “+” button in your scene and add a new “NDI source”.

5)  Give the source a name like “4K Capture Utility Stream Link”, then click OK.

6)  Now a window for the properties of the NDI source will come up. If the source is not already correctly picked, choose the source title “your PC name (4K Capture Utility)”.

7)  Set the bandwidth to “Highest” and Sync to “Internal”, then click on OK.

8)  The Stream Link feed will take a second to show up.