Elgato Announes the HD60 S; USB 3 Capture Device Ups the Ante

Last week I caught wind of a new capture device coming from Elgato. You can see the original post here. However it looks like they’ve let the cat out of the bag and announced the new device officially. Introducing the Elgato HD60 S; an updated capture device that utilizes USB 3.0 Type -C. Unlike the HD60 which was stuck using USB 2, the HD60 S improves on the HD60 in every way. More importantly, like the HD60 Pro, the HD60 S will provide gamers and streamers with a super low latency meaning that you’ll be able to broadcast to Twitch, Youtube or where ever you stream to even faster.

What’s more is that console streamers won’t have to deal with delayed output anymore, as well as finally being able to use web overlays and you’ll be able to play directly from your computer instead of monitoring two different monitors or tv’s. That’s huge!

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The Elgato HD60 S is priced at $179.95 and is available for pre-order now here. Units won’t ship until April 16, 2016 however. Even still for the same price as a HD60 Pro, I’m definitely going to be jumping on this. However keep in mind that in order to use the HD60 S, you will need a USB 3.0 connector on your motherboard. Otherwise you’ll need to invest in either a new motherboard or a USB 3.0 add-on card.

Full Press Release below:

Elgato Game Capture HD60 S: Standing out on Twitch and YouTube is now easier than ever

San Francisco, California, April 5, 2016 – Elgato Gaming today unveiled Game Capture HD60 S (http://www.elgato.com/en/gaming/game-capture-hd60-s), a revolutionary capture device that brings the ability to create professional-quality live streams to every broadcaster on Twitch and YouTube. Combining USB 3.0 hardware and superior low-latency technology, Game Capture HD60 S is the most versatile tool for everyone who wants to stand out in the sea of millions of entertainers on the two most popular live streaming platforms (https://www.elgato.com/en/introducing-hd60-s-stream-record-1080p60-instantly-0). Available for pre-order for $269 AUD, Game Capture HD60 S can also be used like a classic capture solution, featuring Flashback Recording to save the most important moments, even retrospectively.

“Today’s broadcasters are constantly looking to push boundaries and improve their production quality on Twitch and YouTube”, says Julian Fest, General Manager of Elgato Gaming. “Game Capture HD60S makes creating cutting edge content more accessible than ever by combining a set of powerful software features and low-latency streaming technology in a compact, external device.”

Game Capture HD60 S takes advantage of a reliable, high-performance USB 3.0 connection to bring Instant Gameview to an external capturing solution for the first time. With a state-of-the-art USB 3.0 Type C connector, Analog Audio input as well as HDMI In and Out, Game Capture HD60 S makes it effortless to hook up gaming consoles, mobile devices, PC setups, and other HDMI video sources to a desktop or notebook computer.

Instant streaming, instant recording
Game Capture HD60 S comes with Elgato’s acclaimed Game Capture HD software for Windows, packed with popular features like Stream Command, Live Commentary, and Flashback Recording.

The built-in Stream Command editor makes it a breeze to customize streams by adding a webcam, overlays, alerts and more. Content creators can even change their stream layouts on-the-fly with scenes.

What’s more, Game Capture HD60 S archives broadcasts unaltered and including the audio commentary, making it easy to share memorable live sessions later.

What’s in the Box & Requirements

  • Game Capture HD60 S comes with an HDMI cable and a USB cable (2 m, 78.8 in).
  • Required is a PC with Windows 10 (64 Bit), a 4th generation quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU (i5-4xxx or comparable)
  • Intel HD or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series graphics (or better), 4GB RAM,
  • Built-in USB 3.0 port and an internet connection.

For more information on the Elgato HD60 S, be sure to check out https://www.elgato.com/en/gaming/game-capture-hd60-s.

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. You can find him on Twitter as @Shadowhaxor or you can email her at keith.mitchell@theouterhaven.net.