Elgato - Game Capture HD

  • Model: 10025010
  • SKU: 8838042
  • Release Date: 09/02/2014
  • 4.6 (138)
When you pull off that insanely accurate headshot, drift a corner with awesomely smooth skill or defeat the big bad boss in minutes, you want to share it with your friends and with the gaming world in general, because nothing feels as amazing as pulling off a sweet move that few people can accomplish. With Elgato Game Capture HD, your proudest gameplay moments can quickly and easily be captured and shared on the Web, so the world can see how skilled you really are. So get ready to enjoy unlimited bragging rights, even if your amazing gaming achievements occur alone in your living room.

The compact size and easy setup of the Elgato Game Capture HD lets you immediately get started, with lag-free HDMI pass-through to the TV. Full HD 1080p capture ensures that your Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3 recordings are crystal-clear with crisp graphics and vibrant color, so every detail of your awesome moment is visible. If you weren't recording while a share-worthy gameplay event occurred, you can use the Flashback Recording feature to retroactively capture the video. Share your gameplay instantly with built-in live streaming to Twitch, or choose your best moments and spread them across the Internet with one-click uploads to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Don't let your pals tell you you're exaggerating or lying about a gaming achievement ever again. With the Elgato Game Capture HD, you can show them the meaning of gaming talent.
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Excellent Game Capture Posted by: from: Maryland on I was in the market for a game capture card because I wanted to start making YouTube videos. I started with the Roxio it was only $65 and had decent reviews. It was slow and choppy and the software to make the videos was horrible. Well you get what you pay for, and the Elgato Game Capture is worth the price! Set up is so easy! HDMI cable from the TV into it, then another HDMI from the game capture to the Xbox.(or PS3) And a USB plug in to the computer/laptop. I have a Mac so I can easily access my laptop when its right next to my 360. The software is user friendly(must install from the website) and the graphics are crystal clear while recording with no consequences on gameplay on your TV. Another good thing is live commentary, instead of having to record the gameplay then add commentary later. Overall for the value, it is a great recording device, and I recommend it highly.

30 out of 33 found this review helpful.

Good beginner capture device. Posted by: from: El Paso, TX on After extensive research and reviews, both online and from friends, I ended up getting the Elgato for my XBOX 360 game capture needs. It was easy enough to set up and get started, and as long as you have the computing power, it works great for capturing high def gameplay in short bursts and for hours at a time. Built in voice recording capability is a plus over other capture devices, and is also easy to use. Only downside I have encountered so far is that it needs to be powered at all times to maintain the display pass-through. To alleviate this, I got a USB splitter and plugged the Elgato into my laptop and a USB power supply.

10 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Awesome device! Posted by: from: Ohio on I was going to Best Buy to get a PS3 one day... they did not have one, I saw the Elgato was on sale so I had my brother flip a coin and I ended up getting it. I figured I would have a few days to see if I wanted it, it;s been a long while cause I love the darn thing! Tested it with my Xbox 360, Xbox One and my PS2 and works amazingly! I still have yet to try it with my PS4 but will try in the future when I can and am sure it will work just as well. Comes with smple instructions to get you going, just have to know your upload speeds to make sure your streams work right. It comes with pretty much all you need, USB cable, HDMI cord, PS3 component cable, and a genral component cable to hook up older systems like PS2 and Xbox, does not need a power cord! That is all I can think of to say, if you want to do game recordings or even record another computer this thing is so awesome, you can't go wrong!

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Great device, not so good for cable management. Posted by: from: on Purchased an ElGato months ago, extremely easy to set up and use. The software that comes with it, The cable management is the only difficult thing about this. There are ports on either side of the device itself, so cable management and tucking this device away is the most difficult thing if you don't like wires anywhere in visible range. The internal capacity for all the HD recording is great, I have yet to go in to delete unwanted clips or recording after months.

11 out of 11 found this review helpful.

Deal of the day Posted by: from: on I bought the Elgato game capture hd for $141 and it was the best purchase I made because it is so simple to use and setup. The editing software is minimal but good.

16 out of 16 found this review helpful.

Great for streaming live Posted by: from: Denver, CO on This product is very simple to set up and use, love it makes it very easy to stream live game play. Can stream in HD/ s

67 out of 75 found this review helpful.

Best Game Capture Device Posted by: from: Kennesaw, Ga on I recently got fed up with my HD PVR 2 (check my almost horrible review for it) and began looking online for newer game capture devices to record some MInecraft videos on my Xbox 360. I had my mind set on the Roxio HD Pro but when I read that this device could record your voice live, I was highly intrigued. I had been recording my voice over Audacity which worked great but I had to have the HD PVR 2 software ready to record and also have the Audacity program open. I would then click record on the recording software that was included with the HD PVR 2 and wait a few seconds then hit record in Audacity. Later I would have to match up my voice to the video which was not necessarily difficult but, a cumbersome ordeal that should not have to occur. Basically, all you should have to do is hit a button and it should record your video and your live voice a the same time. A simple concept but, only prevalent in the Elgato. SOLD! The Elgato is extremely easy to set up, with having an HDMI run into the input of the device and then running the output to your TV. A mini USB to USB cable runs from the device and then into an open USB port on your computer. That is it. The unit does not require an AC plug because the power runs from the USB cable from your computer to the device (so you would have to have your computer on, obviously). HD PVR 2 had several cables running about. I then downloaded the software as instructed and was recording in about 10 minutes. I found that the recording software is very basic but, that makes it really simple to use and there are links all over the interface that will teach you about how to use it if your interested. It also has some other cool features like recording backup. Basically, if you made that one amazing move/headshot/achievement or something that you know you would never be able to pull off again no matter how hard you tried, you would be able to 'go back in time'/rewind to an earlier part that you weren't recording and begin recording. You'd never miss that one opportunity again! The interface is simple and clean and is easy to use because it makes sense. When you download and use it , you'll know what I'm talking about. The editing is very basic (chop and upload). Didn't matter for though, because if you're really serious about editing, you'll have a program like Sony Vegas. Overall, if you're a serious game capture pro or if you're a first timer, you'll get the Elgato. Its simple, fast, easy, efficient, has the ability to record your voice while recording video, can live stream, and is also super compact for gamers on the go. If I would've known about this before that 'other' one, I wouldn't have had to waste my life away with frustration. If you're looking for consistency with awesome quality vids, buy this game capture device!

114 out of 117 found this review helpful.

Great product that works well Posted by: from: on I have tried other products in this category, and this one stands out as being above the rest. It is primarily meant for PS3 capture, as it comes with the appropriate cable to do so. If you want 60 fps capture from a more modern console, you should get the HD60 game capture card. Overall, a good product and one i would recommend.

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Does exactly what it says. Posted by: from: Houston, TX on Well, this is the best capture device on the market for good reason. It supports pretty much every console from the NES on (no RF cable support but really, who uses RF in this day and age?). The only thing is you'll need Windows 7 or better and a really powerful PC to be able to use it to the fullest extent (unlike Hauppauge products, this does NOT support Windows Vista or older Windows OSs). Great quality and the software is getting better now that a new version of this capture device (Elgato HD Capture 60) is out in stores now (sadly, the HD60 only supports HDMI, no analog). Best part is I no longer need XSplit to stream, unlike with Happauge's PVRs. So I can finally kick XSplit and Hauppauge to the curb. Great capture device despite the price.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Great product, easy to use, good quality video Posted by: from: Illinois on I use this device for recording HD video for PIV experiments (i.e., having a computer automatically track where certain miniature objects in a video move - so it requires very good video). Setup was easy and the biggest win with this device is the capture software that the manufacturer provides as a courtesy download - really make a complete package. When I bought this, I gave it to one of my students who is an A/V neophyte and he had excellent video captured in a very short period of time. Honestly, most of the technology I tend to see these days is useless and I could care less about video games, but this device has been exceptionally useful to me - I wish I would have purchased it a long time ago.

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

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