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Elgato - Game Capture HD60 S - Black

Model: 10025040SKU: 5187800

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 430 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect but very close

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    AnthonyR
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    Great product for recording console gameplay. I use this to capture in 1080p @ 60fps. Despite knocking off one star for the cons listed below, this is still probably the best device on the market for its intended purpose. Pros: - Super easy to set up, record, and stream - Fantastic capture quality - Instant gameview with USB 3.0 is a very helpful feature - Automatic export to MP4 if you'd rather use a program like Adobe After Effects or Premiere to edit video Cons: - If you don't have a desktop gaming setup (i.e. you game from your couch), you will have to keep connecting and disconnecting the device when you want to use it so there aren't wires all over the place all the time - If you also use your XBox as a media streaming device (Netflix, Hulu, etc.), you have to keep toggling the HDCP on/off and connecting/disconnecting when you want to use the device - Streaming options, while powerful, are not as user-friendly as OBS (one thing I don't like is you have to manually set the streaming upload speed) and still lack some functionality

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You need a USB 3 on the desktop/laptop's end

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    Jonathan
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    Make sure you realize that 1. You need to use USB 3. 2. The USB 3 goes to the laptop, not the device. THe USB C in the product description goes to the device itself. ANyways, had no issues except for Elgato Sound Capture. However, that is a software issue and not a hardware issue. Connecting my console's display input through the ELgato has slightly lower color range- I can see clearly the anti-aliasing fails in colors such as grey, and dark spaces. However, the display reacts just as fast to input, and seems no slower than the connecting the console directly to the TV. So if you're worried about keeping the ELgato connected while gaming casually, it's no problem. The quality of the stream is going to depend more on your internet instead of your laptop's performance. Of course, desktop/laptop performance is important, but it matters not if your internet isn't fast enough. This is the buyer's issue, not the Elgato's

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not really impressed but I’m not a 15yo

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    ibuy2muchstuff
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    Basically it’s the previous model except you can live stream. When you shut your computer off there is no signal pass through when the elgato is not powered so you have to disconnect it from your Xbox if you want to use your Xbox for Netflix or anything else that is viewable on your tv. Seems like more effort than necessary for people who don’t have a dedicated set up. Not sure if other manufacturers have a workaround in box for that I didn’t compare and it’s not even mentioned it was a “oh that’s inconvenient” found moment after already setting it up and using it. It does pick up game audio but not from the actual user, you need a separate microphone even if you already have a game mic/headset that plugs into your controller...why? lol Read the box. The system requirements really are the minimum system requirements. They are not suggestions. You need a quad core. Once you meet or exceed all the requirements it works as it should. Usb3.0 ports are usually blue btw.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nintendo Switch + Mac

    Posted
    CE33

    While I may utilize the capture and streaming capabilities this product was designed for in the future, I actually bought the HD60S because it allows me to connect my Nintendo Switch to my iMac display. On one hand it's a pricey solution for these purposes, but I don't have a TV that I'd connect the console to, and I'm not going to buy one, so it evens out. Other than a couple restarts of the Game Capture HD software due to the audio cutting out, everything's been working great. I think you need a pretty fast processor for optimal performance (I have a i7 4.2 7700K cpu). I stream full 1080p @60fps, with no perceptible lag from the wireless controllers. Everything looks great and runs smooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome portable capture device

    Posted
    TechShopper
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    Okay, so first of all I am new to this game capture area. I bought the elgato hd 60 s based on features and reviews. Honestly its been awesome so far, the streaming, commentary and game capture is awesome, the only downside is the setup because their instructions are not the best, and also the settings on the software should have instructions for lets say xbox one , ps4, and such. Remember to buy the chat link cables on amazon, it doesn't come in the package so you have to buy it yourself to record game chat. I think thats a downer because the hd60 has it included but the 60 z doesn't. Overall its great for beginners , the software lets you customize the recorded videos as well. Also you have to really play with the balance between the volume of game chat, and game sound, lots of trial and error.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty okay

    Posted
    Mjeku
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    This is a game capture device that in reality is fairly simple to use. It seems to have a few bugs that make it operate funny at times, and I'm not smart enough to really figure it out. It can record audio/video pretty easily, though getting a proper balance is difficult. Exporting from the software is super simple. I still don't really know how to get this to work in concert with adobe suite software to really make my audio sound good, since it's just not great with this alone. But that's my own shortcoming since I don't know how to use Adobe's stuff. All in all, it does what it's supposed to do, but it's not quite perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Records with great quality with a few drawbacks

    Posted
    Zach
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    The Elgato HD60 S is great for recording gameplay! If you want to record anything else, though things start to get complicated. I had a project for class where I needed movie clips, and I wanted them at a super high quality, so I planned on using the Elgato to get the clips. The Elgato would not let me record the video because of how it was encrypted; HDCP. HDCP encryption will come from Blu Ray players, XBox Ones, Play Staytions (you can turn it off on Play Staytions), and even a cable box, and will only occur when something is copyrighted like a movie. Ignoring my issues with HDCP, the Elgato records at a great framerate, and the audio is also spot on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hated this thing at first...

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    John
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    Hated this thing soo much that I returned it. Hated the fact that I needed to buy a chat link for this to work with PS4 and the 2 i purchased didn't work. Even went out and bought new wired headset because you cannot use this with a bluetooth headset. After returning it, i went out and purchased an external mic and went through several laptops as the Alienware, MSI and HP Omen had different audio profiles for connected headsets that didn't work well with this in combination with Streamlabs OBS which is the main program I stream on. After figuring some things out and finally settling on the best laptop for streaming (IMO) I repurchased and now everything is running smooth!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Issues with OBS

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    liquid
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    Works great with Game Capture HD, it's proprietary software. But with OBS/Studio I get frame drops. Still seeking a reason for this as OBS/Studio gives you way more options compared to Game Capture HD. The card also tends to have issues from time to time actually pulling up the source, resulting in something as little as an unplug to something more substantial as a reboot of the system. I will note I am capturing from a PS3 which uses HDCP and in order to do so I have employed an hdmi splitter. This could be more the issue with capturing the source as opposed to the card it's self, but I feel it is something that should be noted to those looking to do the same thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not perfect

    Posted
    MillerTime
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    This capture device does an incredible job of capturing high-quality video, however there is a down side. Make sure you have a very good computer. I use it with my laptop that has an Intel i7 processor with 8 GB of RAM. It is able to handle the capture of 720p video, but it takes a couple of minutes to render it. The sound works with an adaptor I had to buy from Amazon, but it doesn't work with my headset. I have to use an external microphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for multiple purposes

    Posted
    Kicks
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    I bought this capture device for a few different reasons. I wanted to be able to stream Xbox One, PS4, and Switch gameplay while using a green screen and higher quality mic. I also wanted to convert some old mini-DV and VHS-C tapes to digital so that I could preserve the memories. A friend gave me their RCA to HDMI adapter and I was able to use that to capture video.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quick responsiveness but kinda a pain to set up

    Posted
    Pmontgom
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    This device is amazing for screen capture and can even allow you to stream while you play with the program it comes with. The biggest issue it has is that it is a pain in the butt to set up on any system except Windows 10 without digging around for an older software update. The quality you get from it once you actually have installed it however is EXCELLENT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good starter capture card

    Posted
    Flowerrpls
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    Too bad it doesn’t have Mac OS drivers compatible with OBS. Would be nice if el gato/Corsair company would actually create drivers for Mac OS & OBS usage. Mac users in order to have game audio you have to stream off the el gato software. It gets the job done the only downside with the software is if you have custom overlays you have to manually add them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works really well, still a slight delay

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    TrevorV
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    This has been working really well. Been recording gameplay videos for a couple weeks straight. I don't like that you have to plug it into something to use your device though. Sometimes I don't have my laptop nearby the xbox. Also, the Elgato software doesn't work that well. Usually use OBS instead. The live capture feature is cool, but doesn't work well, at least when I tried. Still a very slight delay from your gameplay to the computer. Even with the USB 3.0

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It’s pretty neat

    Posted
    Noodlehead
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    First time steamer. Does the trick. Though, I am on a Mac and it’s kind of booty considering you can’t use it on OBS and the game capture software for elgato itself is super booty and has close to zero customization. Only works well with good internet connection but that’s given for any capture card. Overall, a pretty solid product. Definitely would recommend. Windows users would probably love it more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tricky but will work!

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    ChaoticOverdrive
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    This thing was a headache at first but I don’t think it’s the devices fault. I was having issues with it capturing my Xbox video. Turns out, the Elgato program they tell you to download for the capture card, had to be completely uninstalled from the pc. Once I did that, it was able to pick up the video.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect.. but not with Alienware

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    Becky
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    I got this to stream from my Xbox to my Mac. The stream works great, no lagging or any other problems. But I have an Alienware monitor and for some reason the Elgato dims the screen. Without it plugged in the screen works fine. So as long as you don’t have an Alienware monitor it works great. Otherwise I love it and it works awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    Joel
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    Elgato/Corsair's HD60 S works wonderfully to capture and stream online 1080p60 content over HDMI from the current generation of video game consoles. Because it's an externally-connected USB device, it works perfectly with Macintosh and Windows PCs alike.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for live streaming

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    Stony1kenobi25
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    This is a very great product however, the box tells us the it’s compatible with Mac OS X which isn’t completely the case. Yes the software works fine but when connecting to OBS or other 3rd party like obs, the macs do not detect the elgato software within OBS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Elgato Game Capture HD60 S

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    Mike
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    It's designed for gamers who want to stream their gameplay on services like Twitch or upload Let's Play videos to sites like YouTube, and its USB 3.0 connection and video processing are fast enough to let you play through your capture software instead of relying on a pass-through video signal.

    I would recommend this to a friend