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Elgato Game Capture HD60 S

Boost your gaming broadcasts.

The HD60 S looks and works almost exactly like its HD60 predecessor.

It takes an HDMI input from a game console, for example, and passes it through to a TV (with no latency that we could detect) and also over USB to its app on your Mac.

There you can record it or broadcast live — with optional overlays and a voiceover — to services such as Twitch and Ustream.

Its key feature is Instant Gameview. This reduces the latency seen in the preview on your Mac from the two to three seconds that previous models suffered to a tiny duration. This isn’t designed so you can play on your Mac’s screen, but to make life easier and your broadcasts potentially more professional by reducing the disconnect between screen and stream.

The need a fourth generation or better Core i5 processor and an AMD or Nvidia GPU may exclude your Mac from compatibility; it worked well on our MacBook Pro, though even that couldn’t deal with the app’s 60fps preview. Note that the frame rate on recordings is unaffected by this.

The design is streamlined and the case is exactly the same dimensions as the HD60, as is its weight. Other similarities include the recording limitations — the HD60 S can only record at up to 40Mbps, whereas the HD60 Pro can manage up to 60Mbps.

The software is pretty easy to use, too, and should be familiar to those who are upgrading from the HD60.

All up, it works well; however, there are cheaper options out there.

Alan Stonebridge

Verdict

A good tool if you’re serious about broadcasting your gaming.

9 Total Score
Elgato Game Capture HD60 S

A good tool if you’re serious about broadcasting your gaming.

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