Elgato Game Capture HD60 Review
Elgato Game Capture HD60 allows you to record your entire epic gaming moments with more ease and afterwards share them with your friends.
Their motto is “Your skills. Immortalized.” and today gaming is all about sharing due to channels like YouTube or Twitch. The Elgato Game Capture HD60 allows you to capture at a resolution of 1080p and at 60 fps from your PC, Mac or from consoles such as PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 or Wii U.
The device permits Live Streaming for Ustream, YouTube or Twitch in only a few minutes and you can modify the layout, add overlaps or customize the image in any way you like, making it a dream for streamers.
You will need a PC or Mac to install the software and capture or stream the video but once everything is set the device do its job and let you focus on the playing and talking.
The software has a feature called Flashback Recording and with it you can record some things retroactively, so even if you forgot to press the record button your great feats won’t be lost forever. This is done through the program buffering video from the HD60 even when it doesn’t record so you can recover what was missed over a period of up to an hour. Check out the video below to see how it works.
The output is made in the video formats of YouTube, Facebook, Apple TV, iPad and many others but there aren’t too many editing features except from zooming, cutting frames and the addition of the webcam. This isn’t necessarily a problem when there are so many video editing programs out there but it would have helped to have everything already included.
The Elgato Game Capture HD60 has a microphone port for narration recording, the output is HDMI (pass-through) and it has a USB 2.0 interface. You get the USB and HDMI cables with the pack and the dimensions of the device are of 4.4x3x0.75 inches.
At the price of $179.95 on Amazon this might seem like a large investment but it does its job with great efficiency and it remains one of the most powerful capture devices on the market.