Elgato Game Capture HD60 S+ Review // 2018 Mac Mini 4k Screen Capture

by birtanpublished on February 27, 2021

So you can game without compromise but you can still capture the resolution on your PC hey everyone Digital David here today in this video I'm gonna be unboxing and reviewing the elgato hd60 s+ capture card I did purchase this product myself and any opinion expressed in this video is strictly my own that being said if you're interested in this item or you want to find out more about it the link to it will be in my video description below so please go ahead check it out and do your shopping from there you can see how comes packaged in a nice and simple retail box I really like Al Gatos

Product packaging and their products I've used a lot of their products in the past so I'm excited to try this guy out today and see how everything does let's go over some of the system specs really quick so this does work with Mac and Windows you're gonna have to have a fourth-generation quad core Intel Core i5 CPU or similar or greater and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10x X so you can fill that in with your video graphics card so attend 7010 8010 60 10 50 anything that has GTX 10 and then a couple more letters after it and you're gonna have to have 4 gigs of RAM and a built in USB

3.0 port and obviously an internet connection so now that we went through those specs let's go over some of the tech specs so this actually supports 4k at 60 frames HDR pass-through so you can game without compromise but you can still capture the resolution on your PC at 2160p 30 frames 1080p 60 frames 1080p 30 frames 1080i 720p 60 576p and 480p in regards to HDR support that's gonna be on windows device is only so sorry if you're a Mac user not at this time now let's go ahead let's open it up and look at the package contents here all the package contents

First up we have your compliance documentation in multiple languages next we have your el gato sticker followed by your USB 3.0 cable this is really long guys and feels like it's made of X quality so it's over six feet in length and it has a USB type a end on this side and then we have your USB type-c end on the other side next cable we have is your HDMI 2.0 this is a little bit shorter probably closer to that four feet three to five foot range right there and then last but not least we have you our HD 60s plus you can see the really cool design how everything looks

We can see our HDMI out on this side we can flip it over to the other side so you can see we got our audio in or HDMI in and our USB type-c port that we can plug right into our computer with the included cable we can look at it from the bottom side as well – so really nice everything looks great I love just the feel of this I don't know it's just really sharp looking very compact and it's got the same build in style as the original HD 60 as well now guys on your computer go ahead let's get everything set up you're gonna need to download some additional software

Online they have a 4k capture software that you're gonna need to download and then you're gonna need to plug this in to try everything out and to get everything set up so what you're gonna do is you're gonna plug in your input source right here so from your console you're gonna plug in right to there then you're gonna use the USB type-c cable that they include plug this in and then plug this end into a USB 3.0 port on your computer and then on the HDMI out that's your pass-through so that's gonna go to your computer monitor if you want or your a TV or whatever you typically

Game on that's where you want your HDMI out to go so basically we're just gonna intercept an HDMI cable that you already have with your gaming set up and plug this in between it to capture it onto our computer so let's go ahead let's do that now and try it out so on your computer you're gonna want to visit El Gatos website you can see the URL right here so we can find their downloads this is the program you're gonna want to download it's the 4k capture utility for windows go ahead select download once you have it downloaded this is the screen you'll be greeted with where we

Can actually see what we're capturing in real time your screen is probably going to be blank in black right here we're currently having this record a man mini so we can actually see the source 2160p at 30 frames and our capture is at 2160p 30 frames I'm actually not a big gamer but I needed to have this capture card to record in 4k from my Mac for some upcoming Mac pas software tutorials to help you clean your Mac and remove viruses that sort of thing so be sure to go ahead and check out those videos on my channel so that's my Mac in real time right now that we're capturing let's go

Ahead let's look at some of the utility settings right here so we have our capture option right here this is the screen we're at we can also select library so have a lot of different file options right here let's go back to our capture settings and then we can see in the top right in corner we have our preferences so here we go we got our general so you can see the general settings we have we have our device settings here's our capture device our audio you can see all the different options that we have then we have our picture settings so we could adjust our

Picture settings we have our recording settings right here so your file locations your encoder the format you want so let's go and let's select format you can see all the different options that we have right here and then we have our bitrate our output now we can look at our mic settings as well so you can see here's the mic settings currently it's set to a logitech webcam so that's just a really brief overview of the software and I just want to let you guys know specifically if you're trying to record in 4k from a Mac or anything like I'm doing it was a little bit more

Difficult than I would have thought at first when I had this going I got my Mac set to 2160p 30 that took a couple of minutes to to get those display settings done on the Mac but the capture was still stuck at 1080p 60 or then 1080p 30 once I got the source set because my Mac by default the Mac Mini it's a 20-18 Mac Mini it was 2160p by 60 frames so I was able to change the frame rate but again it was still stuck at 1080p for the capture and I was like well that stinks like I really wanted to be able to work so that being said I did have

This format set correctly and it still didn't matter so now I want to show you guys a really important piece of information straight from al ghad' OHS website this will help you understand the windows resolutions and the Mac resolutions and what it's capable of so we can even see right here for 4k this is really important guys so here it is it says 2160p at 60 frames can't be transferred over USB from this device but you can transfer it at 30 frames so basically if your display is showing 21 60 by 60 then it will pass through as 21 60 60 but it only be captured at 1080p

60 now if the source is 21 60 30 it will pass through is 21 60 30 but you can actually capture it at 21 60 30 and then they have some other notes down here so again that's for PC users keep that in mind but I'm on a Mac so we have our Mac resolutions right here you can see all the different options here we go it says 4k capture not available with all software and then it's got the resolution this is a proper resolution what I needed which is what this video is that you're watching so here we go this is really important guys if you're having any of the same issues in trouble

That I was having same thing as windows 21 60 60 frames can't be transferred over USB by this device that's just a limitation by USB 3.0 so we have the same source thing right here if it's 21 60 60 frames it'll pass through is 21 60 60 but it'll only capture is 1080 60 but if the video source is 21 60 30 it will pass through is 21 60 30 but it'll show you in OBS it'll actually still be 21 60 30 but in the Game Capture software for Mac it'll only be 1080 30 so if you're using OBS which is what I'm using you're able to capture it at 2160p 30 and I can vouch

For that I'm doing it right now and again in their software it'll only be 1080 by 30 but I do want to point out for some reason after I got this set up in OBS and I went back into the software you can see it is showing the capture correctly right here at the top it is being captured at 2160p 30 in OBS so just keep that in mind it may still say 1080 30 or 1080 60 if you have your source set correctly but if you're using a Mac make sure it's set to 2160p 30 then go into OBS and then add this as a device and capture it at the correct

Framerate so let's go ahead let's go into OBS right now so we have OBS up right now and sorry about the Infinity loop right here it's kind of cool though a little bit trippy now you can see in OBS we're ready to add our new device so under sources select the plus icon then select video capture device we can name it if we want right here go ahead select ok now we can choose from this list which device we want to add here it is it's the game capture hd60 s+ so there we go we can see it right here we have a lot of different settings to adjust if we want so device defaults or we could

Set the resolution if we wanted to do custom so here's custom and then we can do the resolution right here there it is and then we can match the output fps if we want or just select 30 again it works by default or you could set these custom if you wanted and then we can go ahead select ok and now you can see we're recording our Mac in real time I'm moving around the mouse on the screen right there and everything works great you can even see – we're not dropping any frames or anything else like that down here and this is now our Mac being recorded at 2160p at 30 frames per

Second using the elgato hd60 s+ so I got to say overall I'm super impressed with this product guys it exceeded my expectations I'm so happy I can now record my Mac Mini in 4k resolutions to my PC to provide you guys with better quality videos in the future in case you're wondering I also tried it out 1440p I know a lot of you guys have those gaming monitors and want 1440p resolution and that worked just fine for my 2018 Mac Mini and my computer setup I'm using a 32 inch LG 4k monitor everything worked great no issues at all no leg or anything along those lines so

I'm really happy and impressed with this product well that concludes our video thank you so much for watching don't forget the product link will be in our video description below please go ahead check it out and do your shopping from there any purchase made through that link helped support our channel at no additional cost to you so we're really grateful and thankful for all of your support while you're at it can you go ahead hit that like button for us and subscribe to our Channel we have new content coming out daily and we don't want you to miss anything

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