Elgato HD60 Pro and OBS Studio – Capture Your PS4 or Xbox One

Elgato HD60 Pro and OBS Studio – Capture Your PS4 or Xbox One


What’s up guys! Welcome back to the
Gaming Careers YouTube channel. We’re a YouTube channel completely
dedicated to teaching you how to livestream and create content within the
gaming niche so there’s loads of tutorials here helping you learn how to
do all of that and today’s video we’re looking at capturing from a games
console using a capture card. So if you wanted to stream from your Xbox or your
Playstation through OBS and through your computer that’s what we’re gonna be
covering in this video and then streaming to Twitch or YouTube from
there. Now you might be thinking ‘Hey I can already stream from my xbox, I can
already stream from my PlayStation, there’s an app, a Twitch app and through
there I can stream my gameplay’, but it doesn’t really allow the same amount of
customization as it does if you have a capture card and you’re streaming
through your computer. You might be able to do some basic things with your webcam
and some basic microphone options but you can’t really get the same amount of
customization as you can if you use OBS and a capture card. So if you want to
have you know alerts, donation alerts, subscriber alerts,
now playing information, countdown, your twitch chat embedded, it basically all
the cool things that we teach on this channel, you’re gonna need to use OBS and
to be able to capture your console, you’re gonna need to use a capture card.
There are a number of different companies that are now producing these
capture cards: Elgato, Avermedia, Blackmagic, Roxio, Razor, loads and loads
more, because the streaming market is becoming more and more lucrative so a
lot of these hardware companies are now building capture cards. The cards
themselves also come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, you have some
are made for desktop computers and they plug directly into the motherboard
through the PCI slot, and you also have ones that are more on the go and laptop
friendly that plug directly into USB ports. The card that we are going to be
looking at and installing today is Elgato’s HD60 Pro, now this is a really
commonly used capture card, it’s an internal one so it’s going to fit
directly into our desktop computer into the motherboard. It’s really popular, very
critically acclaimed and it’s just had a massive drop in price actually because
I’ve got a released it’s bigger brother the 4K60 Pro and this card is capable
of capturing 1080p, 60 frames per second at 60 megabits per second. In this video we’re
gonna be covering the installation of the card, the setup both in the Elgato
software and OBS studio so that you can get it set up properly for your
streaming and we’ll also be covering some common troubleshooting issues and
of course we’ll have some examples of some console footage that it has
captured. Let’s jump in! So in the box of the Elgato HD60 Pro you’re going to get
the actual capture card itself which is pretty small I expected it actually to
be a little bit bigger, which is handy for those of you that have messy builds
and not the greatest cable management like mine. You also get the HDMI cable, so
you only get one HDMI cable and you’re going to need a second if you’re wanting to
capture from a console, but I’d imagine those console gamers already have an
HDMI cable that goes from their console to their screen so you can of course use
that. The HD60 Pro plugs directly into a PCI Express slot on your motherboard, now
the card only requires a 1x slot so if you have one of these smaller PCI
Express slots on your motherboard you can plug it into that one but of course
if you don’t, it can plug into the bigger PCI Express slot just fine.
Make sure that the card is seated properly within the slot and then screw
in the attachment at the top to make sure it stays in place. Now the card as I
said comes with an included HDMI cable so what we’re gonna do with this cable
is connect the output HDMI of our console and yes I am using an Xbox 360, I
know I’m completely out of date it does of course work with the PS4, Xbox One and all
of the latest consoles, but you’re going to plug the first HDMI cable into the
output of your console and then into the input which is the HDMI port labeled ‘IN’
on the Elgato card. Next take the second HDMI cable, plug it into the HDMI port labelled
‘OUT’ on the card and attach the other end of the HDMI cable to your monitor which
you’re going to use to play on your console with. Now to configure the
streaming software we need to be on our computer and for this kind of setup it’s
quite useful to have a second monitor, this way you can have one connected
to your PC where you can monitor OBS and make sure that your stream is running
nicely and the second monitor can be connected to your elgato capture card
and your console and you can actually play the console game on that monitor.
The first thing that we’re going to need to do is download the Elgato game
capture software and I’ve included a link to it in the description below and
also popping it up on screen now. Download the software, install it as you
would with any other piece of software and then run when we are finished with
our installation. Once this is done we’re actually going to set up OBS and it’s
really important to note here that you need to close the Elgato Game Capture
software to be able to use OBS, otherwise you’ll get an error message letting you
know that the device is already in use. So again close the Elgato Game Capture
software once it’s been installed and open up OBS. Choose the scene in which
you want to have the console captured into and then come across to the sources
list and click the little plus icon and select video capture device from the
list of options. Name it whatever you’d like to name it I’m going to name mine
Elgato HD60 Pro, just because it’s what it’s called and it’s going to be easy for me to
understand which source is which. The next window that pops up is going to let us
choose the device that you want to capture, select the drop down menu next
to device and find the device named Elgato Game Capture HD. All the options
below this don’t need to be changed right now so we can just press OK and
hopefully we should see a preview of the consoles output in OBS. To configure the
settings on the Elgato HD60 Pro, what we need to do is right click on the source,
select properties and then select configure video. This should now open up
a new settings window from Elgato. Here we should firstly select the type of
device that is plugged into the input of the capture card, there’s a drop-down
list of some consoles and devices that are used most frequently so find the
console that you have plugged in and select that option. Next we can choose
between the standard and the expanded HDMI color ranges, usually standard will
look better but you can instantly see the preview window change the color
ranges so play around with both and see which one you want to choose. For the
profile option we want to select the resolution that our console or video
device is outputting, if you’re unsure it’s probably best to leave this at HD
1080 and ticking the allow 60fps box. Note that this isn’t actually going to
be what OBS is using to stream, it’s simply the resolution that the elgato capture
card is using to capture your console. You can leave the next two checkboxes
unchecked as they shouldn’t be required. Now the next section allows you to play
around with the brightness the contrast the saturation and the hue of the
picture that you’re getting from your console. Again this is totally personal
preference so play around with the options, see the live preview update and
choose whatever you think looks best for the game or the console that you’re
capturing. Finally we have an option to change the audio levels of the console
or video device so come in here and turn it up a bit if your console is too quiet
on your stream. Once you’re all happy you can click done and your settings will be
saved. Now hopefully what you can now see in the OBS preview is exactly the same
as what your monitor that’s connected to your console via your capture card is
also showing, so it should be a live preview there should be no delay no lag,
you should be able to play completely normally and OBS should be showing the
exact preview of your console. Now it’s totally up to you to add all your
overlays, your webcams, donation alerts and everything else you
want to add on top of this source. If you need to watch some videos and describing
how to do all those cool things then this is the right channel we’ve got
loads of videos adding overlays, webcams, now playing music, twitch chat, all those
kind of things so just have a look around this channel if there’s anything
that you want to add on top but basically customize your stream as much
as you want to make it look exactly as you want to. One thing to remember is
that you need to have the capture card at the bottom of all of your sources, so
that you can have all those other layers appearing above it, so just make sure
that you are having the capture card right down at the bottom of the sources
you can move it up and down using these arrows. It’s worth noting that if you are a
streamer that streams both PC and console games you can add both your
capture card and your game capture source into the same scene and then just
enable or disable the one that you wish to stream by clicking this little
eye icon next to the one that you want to hide or display. That is pretty much it
and hopefully you haven’t had any issues setting up your console, it’s worth
noting that if you are capturing a PS4 you may need to play around with the HDCP
settings, before your Elgato Game Capture can actually capture your
console so to be able to do that make sure that your PS4 firstly is directly
connected to your TV so not connected through your capture card, then visit the
settings system section of the PS4 interface and turn off enable HDCP.
After that you can then connect your PS4 to your elgato capture card your capture
card to your monitor and everything should work exactly as I’ve described in
this video. I’ve also added a link to a help article on the elgato website down
in the description of this video in case you run into any sort of playback issues, it’s
super rare but some of the more common ones have been added to this help
article and now some ways to resolve those issues. That’s pretty much it guys
so thank you very much for watching I hope you have found this video useful
and you now have your capture card set up with your console and a good looking
stream that’s using OBS rather than just the standard software that’s included on
the consoles because that’s a much more professional look. I realize that the
majority of the content on this channel is sort of focused around PC streaming
with software like OBS so this is probably my first proper console based
guide, let me know in the comments if this has been useful and I’ll obviously
create more content based around capture cards and things to do with console
streaming as well as all the PC streaming guides that I am obviously
going to keep creating. Lastly I would like to send a huge thanks to my Patrons.
Last week I quietly announced just through my Twitter that I had released a
Patreon page where people can support me in the creation of these videos and
tutorials for the Gaming Careers channel and these wonderful people have already
pledged some support so I would like to send a huge thanks, if you would like to
check out my Patreon page, I have loads of different perks at the different levels
and different tiers and also join my Discord, a link is down in the
description to my discord, we’ve already got nearly one
hundred members all helping each other in the streaming and content creation
markets of gaming and it’s really exciting what’s happening there so I
definitely recommend joining my discord and checking out my patreon if you’d like
to! With all that said I will see you subscribers in the next video, Peace!

100 Comments on "Elgato HD60 Pro and OBS Studio – Capture Your PS4 or Xbox One"


  1. Is their a difference between the 2 devices in the drop down? (Elgato Game Capture HD & Game Capture HD60 Pro)

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  2. hej im using the hd60pro and i bought a chatlinkcable to rekord my party and game but when its in and i start obs there is no sound if i unplug it there is sound can you help me there ?

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  3. do you HAVE TO have 2 monitors to use a console? What if the PC is really powerful? Can it handle everything on 1 screen?

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  4. Before you start this turn on your PS4/xbox one. go setting-system then turn off hdcp so you don’t have to go back and disconnect everything

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  5. Thank you! I just found this capture card so I could be able to play my consoles through my PC with out having to fidle with my audio set-up and keep it simple. Again thank you!!! Just what I needed!!

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  6. I setup my systems as mentioned in your video, and everything visual is working. However, I am not able to make the sound go through my head set – it goes to my monitor no matter the sound settings on my PC. I REALLY need a tutorial that shows the audio setup so that I can have the PS4 audio in my headset aswell as OBS…

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  7. This Helped so much man thank you. Do you have any adobe premier tutorials to help make youtube videos? Really need to make some.

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  8. I'm having some audio trouble. I get the video fine but there is a delay on the video and I can't seem to find a way to sync the audio with the video. Audio comes in about a second or two before the video when my mixamp is plugged into my computer. When its plugged into my PS4 there is no microphone audio at all.

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  9. You don't need two monitors per say so people don't freak out if you have a big enough monitor you can use split screen and have your screams show and obs or whatever you use to broadcast two monitors are nice to have but if you got a big enough monitor like me you can use split screen and it'll be just as fine so don't freak out about not having two monitors

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  10. if there is anyone that has had this problem and knows how to resolve it I will appreciate it, when I want to record party chat on xbox one I have to switch party chat output to headset and tv but then there is an echo in my headset whenever someone talks, is there a way to fix this?

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  11. I'm using an HD60 and when i hit video capture device nothing but my factime camera pops up, and like my elgato is all setup… PLEASE HELP

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  12. Awesome video!
    Quick question, so if I want to use my El gato HD60 pro capture card to screen record my PC. I will need to use OBS?
    Thanks!

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  13. Hello everyone. I have two PCs setup, one monitor for streaming rig and two monitors for gaming rig. I did everything step by step, have HDMI from GPU to Elgato input and HDMI from elgato output to my main gaming monitor. But elgato keeps picking up the stream pc screen instead of the gaming one. Any thoughts on this? Thank you

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  14. I feel like your video are released at perfect time for me. When I begin to have a question you come out with a video to help me with the issue.

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  15. OMG OMG OMG THANKYOU SO SO SO MUCH i have spent the last 3 hours watching vids for a PS4 fix. the HDCP part fixed it.
    Thankyou so much . Subbed

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  16. When i installed the elgato app it said my pc had to restart and it did now my pc wont show up on my monitor its just black

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  17. I have Xbox one to HD60 pro to OBS. I can’t get OBS to output the game chat or party chat? How to fix?

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  18. I have everthing setup but when I plug in my headset to my PS4 i get no audio on OBS ,but when i do disconnect it i do get audio but then cant use my headset any help?

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  19. So I have the 1080p acemax hd video capture can I stream through streamlabs obs with that? Would be very helpful to know

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  20. If on OBS your audio isnt coming through your headset, click the cog, advance audio properties then turn audio monitor on the capture device to Monitor and Output. ATLEAST i think so. this sorta worked for me

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  21. Thanks for the vid! I"m still on the fence about it though, since I hear so many nightmares with getting the audio working. I'm thinking of using this card to stream from my PS4 Slim using OPS, using a Turtle Beach Stealth 400 wireless headset (usb/optical connections) to hear gameplay and chat with gamers on Party Chat. Any chance on getting some video on setting up audio devices and settings with the Elgato and OBS?

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  22. Hi! Love the videos and your style – very clear and concise. One thing I can't figure out is – using elagto hd60 s and streamlabs to stream xbox one x via twitch – when using my external mic (audio-technica 2020) for party chat. is the only solution starting a party chat using windows 10 xbox app? I'd hoped there would be a more efficient way. I have a headset with mic but this particular headset causes an echo ( so I mute the headset mic and use the AT2020). Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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  23. When I add the capture device there is lag from my actual gameplay to obs, how do I match up the gameplay with my mic and camera

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  24. I went through all the steps but my elgato is still having a lag issue. I’ll move my controller to test the game is being captured but it take 3 sec for the elgato to even pick up that I moved my stick. Any help?

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  25. I have the elgato hd 60 pro but when i downloaded the gaming capture HD and the sound HD but when I open obs and the game capture HD it just say connect capture HD to get started so I’m like lost on this part

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  26. Quick question, when i close the elgato program and have obs open theres no sound coming from my nintendo switch but there is sound with elgato open but then i cant stream

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  27. What's the point of having a capture card for streaming? Can you stream with no lag delay on consoles? will it help?

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  28. What would be the best monitor for me to use if I wanted to get the most out of a ps4 pro with this capture card?

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  29. I have a problem where the elgato preview isn’t fitting the screen on obs could someone please help

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  30. Do you have a video that shows how to capture game audio, party chat and commentary, while hearing the game and party chat through your headset?

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  31. I don't know if anyone asked but what can I use with a laptop? I have a gaming laptop that I use to stream and I was looking into capturing my PS4 with OBS Studio. Thanks again. Love your vids and channel!!

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  32. @Gaming Careers Does this work the same way with if I were to use the Superior Razer RipSaw HD capture card

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  33. Guys I know how to stream on 1080p60fps there is a mbps speed icon in the Elgar’s Programm and tune it up till 8Mbps then you have 1080p60Fps
    Like this so I’m helpful

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  34. I am having an echo on my audio can you please make a video on how to properly capture game audio and chat without echo? Thank you I love this tutorial btw 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼

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  35. I am using another capture card on my Mac and it works but when I start streaming it gets super laggy to the point of it not being fun to watch.

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  36. obs studio doesnt show me a preview and just records a blank screen even though when i went into the elgato software it sees the capture card

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  37. Hey men awesome videos I can’t get music to play in the background while I’m streaming. My set up is ps4 elgato hd60s Astro a40 with pro mix headset ,

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  38. Do you need a good computer for this to work? I have a PS4 slim and an old ASUS laptop that is quite slow

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  39. I have a slow internet speed can I use capture card then? Is it capture card makes my videos better or I need a fast internet speed?

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  40. Do you have a video on how to connect the Astro A40 TR with a Mixamp to PC and PS4 using an El Gato HD 60 pro! I have been getting the RUN AROUND! There are no good vids on YouTube how to fix this. I stream on both PC and PS4, how can I use 1 headset for both and switch between the modes. Is that possible? HELP!!

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  41. If you setup the elgato hd60pro with only 1 pc, and setup the capture card in OBS, would it affect performance in games

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  42. I am having a game audio delay when I stream. I have a Xbox one and I also have the elgato had 60 pro.

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  43. Lets say i wanted to record gameplay from a ps4 and a Nintendo switch (not at the same time obviously lol) but would i have yo change the in cord every time or is there a way to hook up two hdmi cords to the hd60 pro

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  44. I'm currently in the process of setting up my YouTube channel with the intention to record and eventually stream games from Nintendo and PS4 and I have to say your tutorial was super helpful. Explaining the whole process step by step makes it even better to understand what exactly needs to be done and how to configure the card software and OBS. Big thumbs up bud!

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  45. Ok I've attempted this so many times! I've done exactly what u did. I'm even running at Windows 10 64bit and I still cant get it to work why wont it work!😡

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  46. Can you please help me ? My desktop is picking up the same audio as the game capture so its like an echo idk how to do this ?

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  47. 6:48 selecting 1080p will cause my audio to pause/skip randomly. Select 720p then upscale to 1080p in OBS solve that issue. I think I may be a lotto winner because no one else have this problem.

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  48. because it uses HDMI output, how can i play game at 144Hz? Can i use converter HDMI to DP? Another question is i saw a youtuber plug from his GPU HDMI slot (on back of his CPU ) to the HD60Pro HDMI input slot and then use other HDMI cable from output HD60Pro to his monitor for live streaming, will it help to reduce lag n choppy while live streaming? remembering this Elgato can encode the source itself..

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  49. Thank you so much! I had so many issues with the HDCP and not knowing I was supposed to disable it to work correctly! Everything is working as intended now thank you so much <3

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  50. Hey Gaming Careers Could you point in the direction on how i could use a Blue Yeti for talking and hearing sounds on a elgato 4k60pro?

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  51. I have a Razer Capture card and for some reason my obs doesn’t pick up the sounds from my PlayStation 4, can someone help me out?

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  52. how can i capture game chat with this exact setup? Is it all going in from the HDMI to the elgato?

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  53. I only have one monitor… is this possible to use this way? For some reason mine does not record pls help if you have time

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  54. I get that a second monitor would be useful, and I agree. But let's say I'm limited to one and can't get a second monitor right now, is it still possible for me to capture a console onto the PC and then stream it using a single monitor?

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  55. i did everything you said but my display on my console monitor isn't popping up 🙁 … i see the preview on elgato and obs fine but it says "No Signal Detected" on my console monitor… please help asap

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