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There was very slight lag through the capture window of the Game Capture HD software

This made for a natural playing experience and allowed me to remain invested in the game.

Once recorded, the files instantly export to a library folder, and ready for editing. I captured this footage on the ‘Best’ setting. I was very impressed with the overall quality and smoothness of the final video. Overall, the experience was effortless and very effective.

GadgetGamer’s take – very good for what it is

The Elgato HD60 S is an ideal choice for those who are looking to get started with streaming or a gaming YouTube channel.

It gets our recommendation as an entry-level device because of its overall ease of use, accessible and easy to navigate software, and excellent capture performance. For most, this box is all you need to start capturing and producing great content.

For those streamers looking for the maximum bitrate, 40Mbps may be a deal breaker. That is why Elgato offer other alternatives.

Price: The Elgato HD60 S retails for $269 at JB Hi-Fi, EB Games, Amazon and Mighty Ape. Astute online buyers may shave a few dollars off that but make sure you take local warranty, freight and taxes into account.

Elgato HD60 S – record and stream on Windows and macOS
Name: Elgato HD60 S video capture box Price (RRP): $269 Manufacturer: Elgato
Small and portableMinimal lag (at least on our test setup)Very easy to use – both hardware and software
You need an HDMI splitter with HDCP stripping for many usesIf you want 2, 3 or 4K capture, then a desktop PCIe card is bestEditing tools are good, but pro-gamers will use Adobe Premiere or similar
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