With the Elgato HD60 X, the manufacturer has introduced a new capture card that builds on the already familiar HD 60 S+ with modern technology. It is fully compatible with the new consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S and allows recording in 1080p at 60 frames per second.
Elgato HD60 X with 4K60 HDR10 passthrough
The HD60 X is based on the renowned HD60 S+ and features a completely new architecture with connectors on the back for invisible cable routing. At the same time, the new capture card has shrunk in size and is barely bigger than a human hand. It simply connects to a console thanks to plug-and-play connectivity and is ready to go.
In addition, the HD60 X enables simultaneous streaming to Twitch or Youtube in full HD 1080p60 quality, as well as recording 1080p60 HDR10 videos to the hard drive. Thanks to Instant Gameview, game and stream are absolutely in sync.
The HD60 X also offers state-of-the-art passthrough technology to experience gameplay simultaneously without restrictions. Modern games from the latest PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles can still be played in 4K60 HDR10 quality. In addition, the capture card supports variable frame rate passthrough for smooth gaming without lag, stuttering or tearing on compatible VRR displays. HFR passthrough for fast-paced gaming at 1080p at 240 or 1440p at 120 fps is also supported.
4K Capture Utility
The Elgato HD60 X allows streaming from Windows laptops and PCs, Macs without many other systems. Apps like OBS, Xplit, Streamlabs, Twitch Studio and many more are natively supported and output to Zoom or Microsoft Teams is also possible.
The new 4K Capture Utility software (4KCU) is used. It captures all content such as gameplay, cutscenes, soundtrack and chat in high-resolution 1080p60 HDR10 or 4K30 quality with 48 kHz audio.
When not recording, Flashback Recording automatically caches several hours of gameplay. This makes it possible to record moments experienced in the game even after the fact. The Live Commentary function also allows you to save your own voice as a separate audio track and adjust it directly.
Recordings of games are saved directly to the hard drive in the space-saving HEVC format. Smart folders can be created within the 4KCU library, allowing users to find and group their own recordings based on search criteria. Files can be exported as AAF files for immediate editing in software such as Adobe Premiere or Vegas Pro.