Elgato Game Capture HD enables you to record PlayStation or Xbox gameplay to your Mac and share it with your friends. Advanced hardware H.264 encoding lets you capture in high quality while maintaining low file sizes, so you can post on the internet easily.
A single HDMI pass-through cable connects the Game Capture HD to your console, and the included software makes it easy to record even if you forget to press the record button. Flashback Recording lets you slide back in time on your Mac and hit the record button retroactively.
With one click you can share your gameplay on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and use the included software to trim your gaming scenes and pass them through iMovie or Final Cut.
- HD recording for Playstation and Xbox
- HDMI pass-through cable
- Flashback Recording feature to record retroactively
- One-click sharing to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter
- Included software lets you trim gaming scenes
- Advanced H.264 compression
- Supported resolutions include 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
- No power supply needed
Did you notice?Flashback Recording lets you record your gaming scenes retroactively.
Apple Recommends ForRecording and sharing your gaming accolades online.
What's in the Box?
- Elgato Game Capture HD Game Recorder
- Quick start guide
- USB cable
- HDMI cable
- PlayStation 3 cable
- Resolution: Supported resolutions: 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
- Height: 24 mm/0.94 in.
- Width: 73 mm/2.87 in.
- Weight: 5 oz./142 g
- Length: 109 mm/4.29 in.
- Mac OS X v10.7
- 2.0GHz or faster Intel Core 2 Duo processor
- 4GB of RAM
- Windows 7
- 2.0GHz or faster dual core processor
- 4GB of RAM
- Mfr. Part Number: 10025010
- UPC or EAN No.: 4260195390485
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
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Ratings & Reviews
Don't miss this product!!!
This is the best video capture card available for Mac. I have spent many hours trying to capture gameplay from my XBOX 360 and PS This is the best video capture card available for Mac. I have spent many hours trying to capture gameplay from my XBOX 360 and PS3.
This product is the so easy that I had it connected in 2 minutes. It actually comes with an HDMI cable and an editing tool. You can export to YouTube or many other places.
I refuse to praise products that don't live up to price, but this is a HDMI TO HDMI connection with exceptional 1080p picture and very good sound.
Note…on XBOX make sure you change the Setting to Stereo not 5.1. It is nice to see that a third party product actually deliver an excellent product. …
- Written by Kyle C from Plano
284 of 298 people found this useful
I bought mine on Thursday of last week. I received it by Monday Morning. First, My jaw dropped when I saw the size of the Elgato. I bought mine on Thursday of last week. I received it by Monday Morning. First, My jaw dropped when I saw the size of the Elgato. I compared it to my Iphone 4, and its smalled than my phone. Next, The setup is the easiest thing to do ever! A few cables to be plugged in then you're done. After this, You download the software from game capture site and you're ready to begin recording! The elgato support is in my opinion the best support you'll receive from any product. They are nice people and super helpful. Besides my little hiccup I had with it( due to firmware needing to be updated) I give this product 5 stars, simply because, its the best Capture Card on the Market. It's also the smallest. I can't say enough great things about the product and the company. With this purchase, I've now become a long time and extremely happy costumer of Elgato. Thank you guys for an amazing product! …
- Written by BJ C from Moncton
142 of 153 people found this useful
Works great on Xbox and PS3. Works completely. I have never had a problem with it. Absolutely perfect. Other capture cards say Works great on Xbox and PS3. Works completely. I have never had a problem with it. Absolutely perfect. Other capture cards say that it can't find capture device, but no this one. And the HD Recording is amazing. If you have a Macbook, PC, PS3, or Xbox, make sure that this is your first choice. …
- Written by Luis R from Indianapolis
36 of 39 people found this useful
El Gato game capture HD
I love it ! Record your best gameplay and uploaded it to YouTube or Live-stream to twitch tv! Very easy to use just 3 cords 1 to y I love it ! Record your best gameplay and uploaded it to YouTube or Live-stream to twitch tv! Very easy to use just 3 cords 1 to your television another to the game console set PS3 “ PS4” XBOX ONE or XBOX 360 and the last to your Mac or any order you choose ! Oh yaahhh! …
- Written by Victor B from Los Angeles
0 of 2 people found this useful
Amazing but one problem...
I recently purchased the Elgato Game Capture HD on the online Apple store. I love it except whenever the Elgato program is running I recently purchased the Elgato Game Capture HD on the online Apple store. I love it except whenever the Elgato program is running on my iMac, the image on my TV screen cuts out and just goes black. Anyone know a solution to this problem? All the settings are correct in my PS3 and Elgato software are correct. Other than this, I love it. It's easy to set up and captures game and audio well. …
- Written by Rhys M from edmonton
2 of 6 people found this useful
Absolutely Amazing Product... YouTubers Dream...
This product is so great. I just bought it about a week ago and i've already used it for Livestreaming 2 times and it streamed in This product is so great. I just bought it about a week ago and i've already used it for Livestreaming 2 times and it streamed in full HD with barely any lag. For actual youtube videos it works great and uploads in full HD and comes with a pretty simple to use editing system but I use iMovie for all my editing. Theres only 1 thing that i've found wrong with it and after about an hour of streaming it froze on me and I have to restart my stream but other then that its a great compact recorder. If you have lots of patience you should have no problem hooking this up. …
- Written by Blake Q from Kingston
8 of 9 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
I have elgato and i have a plug that goes into the x box and the cord that goes into the computer do you need a cable that goes into the TV?
- Asked by John C from Fairfield
You need to HDMI cables one for TV and one for your Xbox
- Answered by Georgina F
Can I use this not only to record, but to use my mac as a TV for playing my xbox one?
- Asked by Lashawn W from Lancaster
no that will not work. what shows up on your computer screen is on about a 3-4 second delay.
- Answered by Roger S from Saddle River
Is it possible to use the Elgato device to record DIRECTLY into iMovie?
- Asked by Michael W from Downers Grove
No but you can just save the file and Drag it into iMovie.
- Answered by Cole S from Cincinnati
Will the Elgato work on a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 or does it have to be Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
- Asked by Dennis A B from Everett
Does the elgato recored with out being connected to the computer? Would it save them, then you would plug it into your computer and look at the video
- Asked by Jodi G from North Vancouver
No, the Elgato itself does not have built in storage to record to or an interface to do so. It must No, the Elgato itself does not have built in storage to record to or an interface to do so. It must be connected to a computer and be running its own software, otherwise it will not be able to capture footage. Try the Avermedia live gamer portable if you're looking for a device to do self-contained recording on. …
- Answered by James S
Will my Macbook Pro Work on Elgato Capture card on Mac OS X 10.6.8?
- Asked by Dennis A B from Everett
Unfortunately, no. It will only work with OS X 10.7 (Lion) and up, no support for 10.6.8 (Snow Leop Unfortunately, no. It will only work with OS X 10.7 (Lion) and up, no support for 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). It will however work with OS X Mavericks and that is a free upgrade in the Mac App store. …
- Answered by Tyler M from Boiling Springs