Elgato HD 60 HD Capture Card Core Details Specs

  • Supported resolutions
    • 1080p at 60 FPS
    • 1080p at 30 FPS
  •  Compatabile with PlayStation 4, Xbox (via HDMI)
  • Unlimited Capturing to your PC or Mac
  • Flashback Recording
  • Stream Command
  • USB 2.0 Compatible
  • Dimensions: 112 x 75 x 19 mm / 4.4 x 3 x 0.75 in
  • Elgato Game Capture HD60, USB cable, HDMI cable Included

Elgato HD 60 Video Game Capturing System Review

Elgato releases a new video capture card capable of obtaining high definition video in 1080p at 60 frames per second.

Elgato HD 60 release date within the United States: 08/17/2019

Elgato is known as a live streaming industry as the standard for video game capturing and game capturing devices and products. They are the producer of high-quality live streaming solutions that help gamers and live streamers capture their video gaming content and share it with the world.

Once again, Elgato has released an industry-changing video game capturing card device that is extremely straightforwards and easy to use for capturing your video gaming adventures and uploading them online.

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1080p 60 Frames per Second Matters

The Elgato HD 60 will capture HDMI video input, along with the video audio, at a resolution of 1080p and at 60 frames per second. This is considered professional-quality video capture. The majority of Elgato’s competitors cannot offer video capture at 1080p 30 FPS, let alone at 60FPS like the HD 60 can.

The HD 60 creates a  high resolution and of high-quality capture of your video games on both PC, MAC, and all the popular next-generation video gaming consoles that at minimum have an HDMI output port.

If you are a gamer who uploads video game-related content to YouTube or a live streamer with Twitch or SmashCast, the Elgato HD 60 will give your videos the professional look that gains you viewership and a following. This capture card will also eliminate many of the hurdles video content creators run into that only leave a lengthy manual option overcome.

An additional point worth noting is content creators will save time with the HD 60, which time equates into money. Content creators, especially content creators with a large, substantial YouTube following, potentially could recuperate the initial cost of the capture device over the long run. Save time, save money.

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Product Details of the HD60 Capture Card

Pros of the Elgato HD60 Capture Card

A positive aspect of the Elgato video gaming capture card is it comes included with the required, and much needed, USB and HDMI cables (roughly a $50.00 purchase on its own). A content creator does not need to purchase additional data cables or video input cables. Unlike some other popular capture cards, HD60 comes with them.

Another significant add-on value that Elgato themselves includes when you purchase an HD60 is access to free, downloadable video editing software compatible with both PC and MAC. This is huge for some and potentially saves online video gamer live streaming influencers and content creators to save hundreds of dollars on expensive video editing software. The software Elgato includes at no additional cost with the Elgato HD60 will provide content creators all the popular video edit options and features, allowing them a customize the look to their videos as they upload them to YouTube or Facebook.

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Cons of the Elgato HD60 Capture Card

As of this the date this product review was written, the only negative point of the Elgato HD 60 would be the price. Elgato’s HD60 is one of the most expensive capture card devices on the market. The unit retails around the $200 mark.

Even though there is great value with this as a purchase, and significant savings are including with this all-inclusive capture card, this device is one of the higher-priced currently on the market and features a significantly steeper than normal price tag. The biggest drawback to the higher price is this will put the Elgato out of the price range of the consumer base who would most like be purchasing it. Rightfully so, the Elgato HD60 capture card is considered to be an investment rather than a last-minute impulse purchase.

Another downside of the HD60, but will be fixed and patched at some point is it currently requires a workaround to properly sync the captured audio with the captured video. Content creators need should remember the rule of thumb with all capture devices.

What goes through the HDMI input will be captured, and what does not go through the HDMI input will not be captured.

The current workaround for this is not to use HDMI audio but capture the video audio through the unit’s USB cable. This does slightly degrade the quality of the audio being capture and may require syncing the audio on a separate track within Elgato’s video editing software provided at no additional cost, but some additional work is required at this time to sync the audio properly with the video.

Elgato HD 60 Video Capture Card Inputs Output

The Spec List of the Elgato HD60:

Main Specs List

  • 1080p Capture with 60 fps          
  • PlayStation 4, Xbox Input (HDMI)            
  • Unlimited Capture to your PC or Mac
  • Flashback Recording
  • Stream Command

Additional SpecificationsList:

  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Input: PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Xbox 360 (unencrypted HDMI)
  • Output: HDMI (pass-through)
  • Supported resolutions
    • 1080p at 60 FPS
    • 1080p at 30 FPS
    • 1080i
    • 720p at 60 FPS
    • 720p at 30 FPS
    • 576p
    • 576i
    • 480p
  • Dimensions: 112 x 75 x 19 mm / 4.4 x 3 x 0.75 in
  • Weight: 106 g / 3.7 oz
  • Comes with: Elgato Game Capture HD60, USB cable, HDMI cable
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