Updated: Feb 6, 2020
If you are looking for a capture card look no further than the 4K60 Pro from Elgato,
When unboxing the capture card in Elgato style everything just feels premium and protection foam inside keeping the card solid and protected is what Elgato has done well.
Let's have a look at the specification of the capture card:
>Interface: PCIe x4.Input:
>Unencrypted HDMI.Output: HDMI with lag-free passthrough (HDMI 2.0 cable included)
>Supported resolutions: Up to 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS and 140Mbps bitrate
>Dimensions: 178 x 121 x 21 mm.Weight: 270g.
System Requirements :
>Windows 10 (64-bit)
>6th generation Intel Core i7 CPU (i7-6xxx) / AMD Ryzen 7 (or better)
>NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10xx / AMD Radeon RX Vega (or better)
>PCIe x4/x8/x16 slot
>Release Date: November 21, 2017
The capture card is easy to install, which does require the use of your full-size PCI slot unless you have a dedicated PCI x4 slot available. After the installation and booting into the OS, Windows did recognize the card installing base drivers and after installing the Elgato capture software I did have some trouble getting video feed from the DLSR to the capture card but I changed a few settings on the camera and the feed had come through.
The capture card was plugged into our gaming PC using our stream machine for dual pc setup when capturing games at 1440p - 144hz which I had no issues or stutter on the stream machine and during our live streams.
Let's look at some of the key features of the 4K60 Pro:
>4K60 HDR10 capture and passthrough
>ultra-low latency Instant Gameview
>240 Hz passthrough on your dual-PC setup
>Record unlimited 4K HDR10 footage directly to your hard drive
>Flashback Recording to save video retroactively
>Add and fine-tune your voice with Live Commentary
>Simultaneously capture video in multiple appsSlot several 4K60 Pro cards into one PC
In the studio, we have a few Elgato capture products ranging from Cam Link, HD60s, HD60 PRO now the 4K60 Pro, as you can see below the 4k60 Pro does have a lot more features over HD60 Pro and S but its more effective tool is the 4K60 Pro pass through when running dual machines with high refresh rate monitors allowing to pass through 144 hz @ 1440p and 240 hz on 1080p, the 4K60 PRO also has 4k capabilities @ 60hz.
The 4K60 PRO is very capable capture card, but its the price range for everyone may be a little out of its reach when most retailers
in Australia have a price tag of $399.00 which is the new version of the 4k60 Pro MK.2 which we would love to see in the studio to do a comparison but is it worth it? well if your streaming and as content creator, I am going to say yes, due to most and I say most gamers will have a higher refresh rate monitors for FPS games today and more and more people are streaming these days the 4K60 PRO is a necessity in your stream rig and the only way your viewers will be able to see and enjoy online gaming through your stream as you are experiencing your self without any compromises to your gaming experience.
What are your thoughts on the Elgato 4k60 PRO let us know in the comments below and do not forget to watch the video review on the PC419 Youtube channel.