Tuesday, August 20th 2019

Elgato Launches 4K60 Pro MK.2 Capture Card

Elgato, the leading provider of hardware and software for content creators, today announced the launch of Elgato 4K60 Pro MK.2. Boasting the most advanced features in its class, 4K60 Pro MK.2 sports 4K60 HDR10 capture, ultra-low latency Instant Gameview technology, up to 240Hz passthrough, and more. Fitting easily into small form factor cases, this compact PCIe capture card is less than half the size of its predecessor, and with an MSRP of just $249.99, makes 4K content creation more accessible than ever.

Building upon the original acclaimed 4K60 Pro, 4K60 Pro MK.2 empowers content creators to capture gameplay in the highest resolution and dynamic range possible. 4K HDR10 capture at 60 fps (frames per second) lets you play high-fidelity games while simultaneously streaming to Twitch in 1080p at 60 fps and recording 4K60 HDR10 footage to your hard drive. Instant Gameview technology lets you monitor your capture feed with ultra-low latency, perfectly syncing your broadcast with your gameplay. Support for an impressive array of resolution and refresh rate combinations, such as 1080p 240Hz and 1440p 144Hz, enables high frame rate gameplay while capturing via a dual-PC setup.
Play in HDR while capturing in SDR thanks to advanced hardware tonemapping, ensuring perfect color reproduction without putting stress on your CPU. Support for multiple capture feeds means you can simultaneously send video to multiple apps, such as OBS and Elgato's 4KCU recording software. And multi-device support enables several 4K60 Pro MK.2 cards to be slotted into the same PC - so you can capture video from multiple cameras, consoles, and computers at once.

Elgato's powerful 4KCU software works side by side with 4K60 Pro MK.2, offering unmatched flexibility and control. Flashback Recording enables you to save your gameplay retroactively with convenient DVR-like controls, and Live Commentary allows you to record microphone audio as a separate track. Combined, these tools enable you to edit and arrange gameplay, game audio, and microphone audio independently in post-production.

For content creators who demand quality without compromise, 4K60 Pro MK.2 offers everything you need to capture flawless 4K HDR content.

Availability and Warranty
Elgato 4K60 Pro MK.2 is available immediately from the Elgato worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors.

Elgato 4K60 Pro MK.2 is backed by a two-year warranty and the CORSAIR & Elgato worldwide customer service and technical support network.

For more information, visit the product page.
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20 Comments on Elgato Launches 4K60 Pro MK.2 Capture Card

#1
Dazzm8
How does this work with ultrawide? 3440x1440.
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#2
HimymCZe
Dazzm8, post: 4101201, member: 186984"
How does this work with ultrawide? 3440x1440.
Good question..., I would also ask "Isn't HDMI obsolete since DP1.4?"
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#3
Kelarik
HimymCZe, post: 4101204, member: 168756"
Good question..., I would also ask "Isn't HDMI obsolete since DP1.4?"
Not many consoles out there running DP
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#4
stanleyipkiss
How does 1080p 240hz work through HDMI? And 1440p 144hz for that matter. I thought you had to have DisplayPort for that.
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#5
Dwarden
i was really looking on it
capture up to 2160p60
pass-thru 1440p@144Hz

but then i realized it's only HDMI and no DisplayPort 1.4
there is no information what HDMI version is that either (2.0, 2.0a, 2.0b, 2.1 ?)

also it needs PCIexpress x4 so i guess it's only 3.0 not 4.0
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#6
rblc
Dwarden, post: 4101410, member: 19833"
but then i realized it's only HDMI and no DisplayPort 1.4
Video/capture world is HDMI world. If you need DP on PC just duplicate DP port (output to monitor, 1080p240 for example) and HDMI port (output to capture card) in OS and graphic card will do it.

Dwarden, post: 4101410, member: 19833"
there is no information what HDMI version is that either (2.0, 2.0a, 2.0b, 2.1 ?)
also it needs PCIexpress x4 so i guess it's only 3.0 not 4.0
To capture 2160p60 HDR10 only HDMI 2.0a is needed. PCIe 3.0 4x is also more than sufficient, PCIe 4.0 is not needed.
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#7
CrAsHnBuRnXp
I literally just found out about this card yesterday and I have been talking with elgato on how to make it work on a single pc setup with a 3440x1440p screen and the rep assured me that it would work just fine and i would be able to game at 3440x1440p and output to 1080p with no issue. Now im trying like hell to find it in stock anywhere.
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Dazzm8
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4111469, member: 44048"
I literally just found out about this card yesterday and I have been talking with elgato on how to make it work on a single pc setup with a 3440x1440p screen and the rep assured me that it would work just fine and i would be able to game at 3440x1440p and output to 1080p with no issue. Now im trying like hell to find it in stock anywhere.
Hey, any luck with this? I'm really wanting to go this route myself!
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CrAsHnBuRnXp
Dazzm8, post: 4113407, member: 186984"
Sorry, I meant in terms of getting your setup at 3440x1440 to goto 1920x1080 for output on twitch/streaming/etc ?

I was aware the product was out though :D
Oh my bad :laugh:

Ill let you know when I get it.
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#12
Dazzm8
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4113423, member: 44048"
Oh my bad :laugh:

Ill let you know when I get it.
Ah nice, thanks! I look forward to it.

When are you planning on getting one ?
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#13
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Dazzm8, post: 4115310, member: 186984"
When are you planning on getting one ?
Already bought it and delivered to my house yesterday. :D

Dazzm8, post: 4113407, member: 186984"
Sorry, I meant in terms of getting your setup at 3440x1440 to goto 1920x1080 for output on twitch/streaming/etc ?

I was aware the product was out though :D
So it works exactly the way that I want it to which is great! My only downfalls I have are the following:

- Doesnt support Gsync or freesync. This is because they are a display port tech and you have to use hdmi with the capture card.
- While I can play at a refresh rate higher than 60Hz, but I cant seem to un-gray the option to increase my refresh rate from 60 to 100 which is what my monitor is overclocked to. It could also be that one of the HDMI cables im using from the GPU to the monitor isnt HDMI 2.0 but im not sure.
- Im playing at a locked 60 FPS despite vsync being disabled. I think it's locked with the refresh rate.
- In Streamlabs OBS, you have to set your source as a Video capture device and because of this, you cant capture just the game but rather your entire screen. Which is bad because if I alt tab, everyone can see everything im doing and I dont want that.
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#14
Dazzm8
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4115314, member: 44048"
Already bought it and delivered to my house yesterday. :D


So it works exactly the way that I want it to which is great! My only downfalls I have are the following:

- Doesnt support Gsync or freesync. This is because they are a display port tech and you have to use hdmi with the capture card.
- While I can play at a refresh rate higher than 60Hz, but I cant seem to un-gray the option to increase my refresh rate from 60 to 100 which is what my monitor is overclocked to. It could also be that one of the HDMI cables im using from the GPU to the monitor isnt HDMI 2.0 but im not sure.
- Im playing at a locked 60 FPS despite vsync being disabled. I think it's locked with the refresh rate.
- In Streamlabs OBS, you have to set your source as a Video capture device and because of this, you cant capture just the game but rather your entire screen. Which is bad because if I alt tab, everyone can see everything im doing and I dont want that.
So playing at 100/120/144hz is not possible since you need to be using HDMI to capture video ?

For me having a high refresh rate is a must, even if I can at least record at 60hz (1080P) I'd be fine with that..
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#15
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Dazzm8, post: 4115325, member: 186984"
So playing at 100/120/144hz is not possible since you need to be using HDMI to capture video ?

For me having a high refresh rate is a must, even if I can at least record at 60hz (1080P) I'd be fine with that..
Well the video that they linked me from epoxvos, he claims that you can. I just need to figure out how.
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#16
Dazzm8
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4115338, member: 44048"
Well the video that they linked me from epoxvos, he claims that you can. I just need to figure out how.
Hmm, that's good.

I await your findings!
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#17
rblc
Dazzm8, post: 4115325, member: 186984"
So playing at 100/120/144hz is not possible since you need to be using HDMI to capture video ? For me having a high refresh rate is a must, even if I can at least record at 60hz (1080P) I'd be fine with that..
It is possible, of course.

Connect graphics card and LCD display using DisplayPort-DisplayPort cable. In NVIDIA Control Panel select LCD display and set 1080p/1440p, 100/120/144/240 Hz. Set G-Sync, HDR, what you want, like always.

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Connect graphics card and and capture card (In port) using HDMI-HDMI cable. You will see two devices, your LCD display and capture card (4K60 Pro).

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Clone LCD display and capture card, LCD display (1) as source.

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Verify clone configuration.

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Verify output configuration to capture card. Select 4K60 Pro and you will see the same config (resolution, refresh rate) as on LCD display. 4K60 Pro configuration is grayed because clone source is DisplayPort (LCD display).

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Now you have the best settings for games on LCD display and at the same time graphics card will send the same using HDMI to capture card.
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#18
CrAsHnBuRnXp
rblc, post: 4116219, member: 171912"
It is possible, of course.

Connect graphics card and LCD display using DisplayPort-DisplayPort cable. In NVIDIA Control Panel select LCD display and set 1080p/1440p, 100/120/144/240 Hz. Set G-Sync, HDR, what you want, like always.

[ATTACH alt="1568403988489.png"]131825[/ATTACH]

Connect graphics card and and capture card (In port) using HDMI-HDMI cable. You will see two devices, your LCD display and capture card (4K60 Pro).

[ATTACH alt="1568407854321.png"]131840[/ATTACH]

Clone LCD display and capture card, LCD display (1) as source.

[ATTACH alt="1568404388241.png"]131828[/ATTACH]

Verify clone configuration.

[ATTACH alt="1568404795338.png"]131831[/ATTACH]

Verify output configuration to capture card. Select 4K60 Pro and you will see the same config (resolution, refresh rate) as on LCD display. 4K60 Pro configuration is grayed because clone source is DisplayPort (LCD display).

[ATTACH alt="1568404883798.png"]131832[/ATTACH]

Now you have the best settings for games on LCD display and at the same time graphics card will send the same using HDMI to capture card.
Ended up figuring it out. By accident actually just now. I wanted to follow what you have posted here but I decided to play around with it a bit before hand. Come to find out, I put my monitor in game mode which i suspect is the reason it locked the refresh rate at 60Hz and didnt allow me to change it.

Now, what I am trying to accomplish is; Im still streaming in 1080p while playing in 3440x1440 so thats good news. Now the only thing I need to figure out is since I have to have it in a mirror mode as the capture card is it's own "monitor" set at 1080p, how I get the capture card to read just the 1080p display with the game playing so I can do other things on my 3440x1440 when i have a few seconds of down time to do other things on my computer. like change music, read email, etc without anyone else seeing that im doing it.
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rblc
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 4116661, member: 44048"
Now, what I am trying to accomplish is; Im still streaming in 1080p while playing in 3440x1440 so thats good news. Now the only thing I need to figure out is since I have to have it in a mirror mode as the capture card is it's own "monitor" set at 1080p, how I get the capture card to read just the 1080p display with the game playing so I can do other things on my 3440x1440 when i have a few seconds of down time to do other things on my computer. like change music, read email, etc without anyone else seeing that im doing it.
Create another scene in OBS without Video Capture Device source and switch to this scene when you need to hide something. With Elgato Stream Deck it is quick and easy.
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CrAsHnBuRnXp
rblc, post: 4116721, member: 171912"
Create another scene in OBS without Video Capture Device source and switch to this scene when you need to hide something. With Elgato Stream Deck it is quick and easy.
I think this is what its going to boil down to but was really trying to avoid it. Was hoping I could somehow just capture the footage from the capture card "monitor" and leave it at that. But since the screens are duplicated, it doesnt seem that I can.
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