Elgato HD 60 Pro Game Capture Card First Look and Impressions
Hey and Hi! This is Gyoppa Gamer bringing you another blog post. I am super excited to doing this post cause I got my hands on a Elgato HD 60 Pro Card. The Elgato HD 60 Pro Video Game Capture PCIe Card can record in 1080p60, encodes in H.264. Whew! Got to catch my breath cause of that sentence. It’s a lot! Just what I was looking for for the longest time! I finally got one! Woo Hoo! Anyway, Where do I begin? I purchased the Elgato HD 60 Pro card for myself and so far, about a year later, I still love it!
It definitely has made my video game recording a whole lot easier. My previous experiences with the older external Elgato HD 60 game capture hardware was, oh how should I word it? How about use it only as a last resort, perhaps when I am travelling with my laptop! I thought I needed to get a computer engineering degree to get the previous external Elgato HD card to work.
The Elgato HD 60 Pro is a PCIe card, meaning you place it into a PCIe slot inside your destop PC. You can check out a video we did that shows you how to install the card at our official youtube channel of Gyoppa Gamer Online. We also show you how to fix a reverb echo that the card was causing before we did a few tweaks. After the tweaks, its perfect.
The Elgato HD 60 Pro card streams and records Xbox, Playstation, Wii U and your PC gaming in Mobile, Standard, 720p and 1080p resolution, 60 fps. I use it to record PC gameplay. You all get off the bottle and go to PC! Just Kidding. The product comes with the Elgato Game Capture HD60 Card, USB cable and HDMI cable. It cost me $250 plus shipping and handling for overseas shipping. It was worth it!
After I got the Elgato game card, I installed it into my pc, downloaded and installed the latest Elgato sound capture and game capture software from their website. It was very easy and user friendly to do and I didn’t feel like I was getting my teeth kicked in. The Elgato game capture software should be visible in the display drop down box in your display settings for resolution. You want to make sure that Elgato is picked. Check out the picture above to see what I mean. The sound capture software is a stable solid program. You have to install that and run it first, then run the Elgato game capture software. More on the reason below.
The first thing I noticed was that I had to start the sound capture software first cause I wasn’t getting any sounds to come out through my speaker and monitor speakers. Then I noticed that I was getting reverb echoes, loud ones, but I fixed that Elgato HD 60 Pro reverb echo issue. I keep the mute checkbox checked. That fixed the reverb issue. It seems to make my PC sluggish when checked, so I keep it unchecked.
Then I started the Elgato HD 60 Pro game capture software, tweaked the video game capture setting to 1080p, pointed to where I wanted the software to record the game play to and I was golden! I pointed my directory to my D: directory, which is my SSD hard drive. It was that easy! Also, I unchecked Enable Flashback Recording. This helped my PC because it uses less resources. Overall, a step up from their Elgato Game Capture HD60. As a Gyoppa Gamer, I am not knocking down that product, that would make me a hypercritical critic, since I used it for a while. But the Elgato HD60 Pro makes it so much easier to record gameplay, I feel like it scratches an itch I couldn’t reach until now.
After you record the gameplay, the size of the file may be too large. I usually edit it the video gameplay on my video editing software, Adobe Premiere Pro and export it for youtube. One thing to know. If you sneezed, farted or burped and want to cut that out, you can with Adobe Premiere Pro. That's good to know, right? You got an image to maintain!
Apparently, the Elgato HD 60 Pro can be used for livestreaming or video capturing video other than for gaming. One person I know uses it to video capture live stream events with OBS. This will require some geek nerd sweat and sleeve rolling to figure out. We will bring out a post on that later, so subscribe to our email list! You can use another game capture software like the XSplit with Elgato’s Sound Capture Software, so you are not tied to using Elgato HD 60 game capture software with the sound capture software.
Desktop PC Requirements:
- Windows 7 SP1 or later
- 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 CPU or later
- To Stream Command: 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 CPU
- PCIe x1/x4/x8/x16
- 4 GB RAM
- Internet Connection
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