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It currently retails for $179.
00:47 – Hardware overview
02:00 – Minimum requirements (quad core processor)
03:22 – Low latency game capturing test
04:16 – Software overview
06:25 – Latency when overlaying webcam and broadcasting
07:34 – Processor demands
09:11 – 1080 60 fps capture footage
10:43 – Xsplit Test
11:41 – Conclusion and final thoughts
See my original Elgato HD60 Review and Footage:
See more sample footage here including a YouTube Live sample (at 3 megabits per second) and recorded output from Xsplit:
Elgato makes great capture hardware but I’ve found their software isn’t as good. The HD60 S does the job of bringing very low latency capturing to PCs but the lag will come into play when overlaying web cams and broadcasting to Twitch and other streaming services.
The hardware requirements are also very intense – quad core i5 4th generation (4xxx) or better. In my testing a Skylake 6th generation quad core i7 based machine had a hard time implementing all of the software features without introducing lag and audio dropoffs on the audio capture.
I had much better luck using third party software. Both xSplit and OBS (Open Broadcaster) worked better than the Elgato software and is what I’d recommend for streamers.
The Elgato software will do fine for basic recording and I really like its DVR functionality.
Bottom line on this one? If you don’t have a fast computer that meets the minimum specifications go with the HD60. That one will get by with a dual core i5 vs. the quad core requirement on this one.
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