Elgato HD60 Pro Unbox & Install Walkthrough

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I’ve been using an Avermedia Live Gamer HD (C985) internal capture card to capture from the same PC for years now, and was perfectly happy with it until I purchased, tried, and tested the Elgato HD60 Pro. Why did I purchase? Well, I had waited a long time for Avermedia (who I felt misplaced loyalty to) to come out with a card capable of recording 1080p60… They didn’t. So, I looked for an alternative…

Apart from the lack of a USB-powered record/stop button you can sit on your desk, both cards are fairly similar. They both have about the same quality per frame, but obviously the Avermedia card can only capture half as many (max framerate at 1080p is 30fps).

It was only after purchasing for that simple framerate increase and testing both cards alongside, that I also realized the Avermedia card was not showing me true colors; Black was not black.

To sum up: Very happy with the new card. I got the framerate and fluid capture of motion that I wanted, but unexpectedly gained a color-range improvement in my videos as well.

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I began my gaming journey via the family Commodore Vic-20, then later with my own C-64 and Amiga A600. These systems kept my attention until I moved up to PCs around the Windows MS-DOS Pre-Windows 95 era, which means I never really got into the console gaming market in a big way.

My parents spent a significant amount of time sharing my early gaming experiences, and this really helped foster my interests. I discovered racing games and space games for the first time, and those are still my main genres of interest to this day.

These days I use gaming to try to escape from the pressures of real life. I also occasionally upload or stream gameplay to YouTube and Twitch, and rather than doing this to instruct others of the best way to play, I do it because of the social interaction with viewers and other gamers.

Left: Monkey Island 2 Special Edition (a remaster of the original Amiga and PC-DOS classic).


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Tim is British and lives in the United States with his wife and kids.

He works for software developers Image Space Inc. and Studio 397 on their racing simulations, and is a fan of Gaming, Motorsports, and photography.