Corsair-owned brand Elgato is one of the big names in the niche streaming device.At the moment, Elgato may be known for oddly specific streamer devices, like this green screen mouse pad (opens in new tab)and acoustic foam board (opens in new tab). But Elgato also makes a ton of devices with wider appeal, such as the Elgato Facecam webcam (opens in new tab)amazing streaming microphone (opens in new tab)and an excellent capture card (opens in new tab).
A capture card is a device that allows you to plug your source into your PC to capture footage. They are most commonly used for streaming and recording console footage, but can have other uses as well. Elgato has been one of the only reliable brands in the capture card market for the longest time, and it has just put the newest brand into the lineup.
This HD60 X is the new external capture card (opens in new tab) Starting from the popular, also our most recommended (opens in new tab) HD60 S+ cable. This upgraded version boasts high-quality live streaming at 1080p 60 FPS to services like Twitch or YouTube. While doing this, it can also record footage in HDR10 to your computer’s hard drive. This gives you the highest quality Twitch streams, while still recording sweet HDR footage for more visually intense video projects.
When gaming, you should be able to enjoy full 4K with the new pass-through technology. It also supports variable refresh rate pass-through and high frame rates on compatible monitors. This guarantees a low-latency experience when playing games through devices on PC. This is probably one of the most difficult things to do with a capture card without extra kit, so it’s a promising look for a new device.
The HD60 X also comes with 4k Capture Utility software. This allows users to aggregate all the sounds and recordings they want from their PC, including game chat, discord, background music, and possibly even turn off cutscenes, and capture them in 1080p60 HDR10 or 4K30 quality and 48kHz audio. The HD60 X can also feed it out to streaming software like OBS, which is a must for most streamers today.
The ports look neat, all on the back, and all in all, this looks like a nice upgrade for anyone using an external capture card.it is now available for purchase (opens in new tab) In most places, it’s $199.99, which is the same current price as the previous HD60 S+, making it feel like a fair upgrade price as well. If you’re looking for something fancier, the Elgato 4K60 S+ (opens in new tab) Still one of the most polished cards out there and doesn’t even need a PC to work.