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Elgato Game Capture HD

Last Updated: Nov 08, 2013 03:57PM PST
Name: Elgato Game Capture HD
Type: Streaming Hardware
Hardware Interface: USB 2.0




 

Features

HDMI Video/Audio Capture
 

HD Resolutions

1080p (simultaneous 60 fps pass-through and 30 fps capture), 
1080i 
720p (60 or 30 fps capture)
 

SD Resolutions

576p, 576i, 480p, 480i
 

LD Resolutions

288p, 240p
 

HDMI Passthrough

HDMI output is a mirror of whatever goes into input
 

Component Passthrough

Component output is a mirror of whatever goes into input
Component to HDMI Conversion
Component input is mirrored onto the HDMI Output
 

Powered by USB

No wall AC adaptor necessary
 

Package Includes

Elgato Game Capture HD
Quick Start Guide and software download card
USB cable
HDMI cable
PS3 AV Cable
Component video/audio adapter
 

Figures

http://www.gamecapture.com/download/Elgato_Game_Capture_Datasheet-EN.pdf
 

Inputs


HDMI
Video up to 1080p @60hz
Audio
PS3 will not work via HDMI (HDCP)

Component
Up to 1080p60 or 720p for Component
Audio via RCA (Red/White)
 

Software Compatibility

XSplit
Direct source input

Open Broadcaster Software
Direct source input

Wirecast
Will only work via a screen region capture
 

What You Should Know

There is a 1.5 second delay introduced by the hardware H.264 compression. 
All USB 2.0 devices will create a delay between input and PC Capture.
The software has features to mitigate this via Audio Delay.
By delaying the audio, your broadcast will be synced (good for audio commentary)
PS3 users must use Component Out - since there is HDCP Protection on the PS3, which causes all HDMI capture devices to fail
 

Recommended Usage

Console Capture
Console HDMI/Component > Elgato Game Capture HD > TV/PC
Use Included Software
Wirecast will only work via a screen region capture
PS3 will have to use component due to HDCP

PC/Laptop Capture at TV resolutions (1080, 720)