Monday, November 6th 2017

Elgato 4K60 Pro Capture Card Lets You Record 4K Footage at 60 FPS Flawlessly

Elgato Gaming today announced that Game Capture 4K60 Pro, a first-of-its-kind capture card capable of flawlessly capturing 4K footage at 60 frames per second, will be available on November 22, 2017. Originally teased at Gamescom 2017, Game Capture 4K60 Pro will be the first consumer-ready 4K capture card to hit the market. Game Capture 4K60 Pro is ideal for capturing Ultra HD footage from a PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, PC, or any other unencrypted HDMI device. Pre-Orders for Game Capture 4K60 Pro are available from Elgato and Amazon for an MSRP of £359.95 GBP.

"4K content is here to stay and demand is booming. Content creators shouldn't be limited by the constraints of their capture hardware," said Julian Fest, General Manager of Elgato Gaming. "Game Capture 4K60 Pro gives creators the tools they need to stay ahead of the curve and give their audiences nothing less than the best."
Robust hardware, coupled with Elgato's custom-built software, provide a dedicated framework for maximum performance. This allows content creators to record with ease and export to their preferred editing application, crafting their final product on their own terms. Elgato's Instant Gameview technology powers creators' workflows with real-time precision and ultra low-latency - even when pushing an incredible number of pixels.

Game Capture 4K60 Highlights:
  • Ultra quality: capture your gameplay in immaculate 4K resolution at 60 FPS
  • Instant Gameview: power your workflow with superior low latency technology
  • Dedicated software: record with ease and export to your favorite editing app
Technical Specifications
  • Interface: PCIe x4
  • Input: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, unencrypted HDMI
  • Output: HDMI (lag-free pass-through)
  • Supported Resolutions: Up to 2160p60
  • Dimensions & Weight: 178 x 121 x 21 mm, 270 g / 7 x 4.7 x 0.83 in, 9.5 oz
System Requirements
  • Windows 10 (64-bit) 6th generation
  • Intel Core i7 CPU (i7-6xxx) / AMD Ryzen 7 (or better)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10xx / AMD Radeon RX Vega (or better)
  • PCIe x4/x8/x16 slot
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14 Comments on Elgato 4K60 Pro Capture Card Lets You Record 4K Footage at 60 FPS Flawlessly

#1
Durvelle27
I hope those requirements aren't required or that's really limiting
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#2
Roph
Lol? Ridiculous price. You can buy an RX 550 that encodes 4K in h265 and h264, simultaneously.

£350 for an HDMI input, eh?
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#3
natr0n
This is really for game console recording for streamers and such.
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#4
BadFrog
"Up to 2160p60 (4K)"

So I assume it will also record 1440p@60fps?
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#5
dj-electric
BadFrog said:
"Up to 2160p60 (4K)"

So I assume it will also record 1440p@60fps?
144 actually. Quite nice.
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#6
BadFrog
Dj-ElectriC said:
144 actually. Quite nice.
144? you mean it will record 1440p@144hz?!
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#9
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
This would be for people like me with a 21:9 monitor that wants to stream with a separate PC. You def do not want to stream above 1080p on OBS cause the network required would be high and the quality would get comnpressed pretty bad.
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#10
AnarchoPrimitiv
Octavean said:
There is no mention of an H.265 encoder.

I agree the ~$473 USD price is a bit much.

This sort of reminds me of the Hauppauge HD PVR and Hauppauge Colossus card but in a 4K version. Nice to see but I have no need at this point and time.

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This isn't expensive at all considering that the only card available PRIOR to this that could do 4k@60 over HDMI (and not something like SDI) was the Blackmagic decklink extreme 4k (which I own) that cost $1200+ USD
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#11
hat
Enthusiast
The disappointing thing about these capture cards is they don't do any encoding. Your computer still has to do all the gruntwork. You're literally paying that price for an HDMI passthrough with some recording software.
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#12
Prima.Vera
hat said:
The disappointing thing about these capture cards is they don't do any encoding. Your computer still has to do all the gruntwork. You're literally paying that price for an HDMI passthrough with some recording software.
Aye, only the HD60 Pro can do the encoding but that's only for 1080p. Pfff. Sorry, this card doesn't deserve its money, for what it can offers...
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#13
dirtyvu
I'm not sure what the true benefit of this card is. First, the card doesn't record HDR and doesn't allow HDR passthrough. That means without passthrough, you cannot play a game in HDR glory while still recording because the HDR setting will throw off the colors so the recording will look ugly. Not being able to record HDR means you aren't seeing the graphics as they're supposed to be.

And with no hardware encoder, that means you need a beast PC. The recording is completely dependent on what features your CPU/GPU has. So for example, the 580 cannot do 4k60 recording so therefore the Elgato cannot do 4k60 recording.
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#14
Prima.Vera
HDR. The most overrated gimmick and bullshit ever launched by tech companies. Put some color and contrast filters, pretend that 10-bit is a must for HDR and call it the most tech ever since the launch of slice bread. lol.
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