Elgato Game Capture HD 1.2 - Free Software Update for live streaming to Twitch

San Francisco, December 6, 2012 – Elgato today announced a new live streaming feature for Elgato Game Capture HD that makes broadcasting gameplay on Twitch easier than ever. With one click, gamers can start entertaining their audience in real-time, while simultaneously capturing their gameplay for sharing on Youtube. What’s more, Elgato Game Capture HD users can now add audio commentaries to their videos and live streams, using any microphone connected to their PC or Mac.

The Elgato Game Capture HD 1.2 software update is available as a free download at http://gamecapture.com for PC and Mac.

One-click streaming to Twitch
“We’re thrilled to finally release one of most frequently requested features for Elgato Game Capture HD,” said Adam Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing at Elgato. “Twitch integration takes Elgato Game Capture HD to the next level, making it the most powerful, full-featured game recorder today.” The new Elgato Game Capture HD software also improves hardware support by adding a capturing preset for the Wii U, an option to hook up retro consoles, and a cropping function to remove black bars when capturing from iPad or iPhone.

Tailored to gamers
Elgato Game Capture HD uses H.264 hardware encoding to record high definition gameplay from Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 in HD quality at up to 30 Mbit per second. At the same time, gameplay is passed through to the TV via HDMI with no delay. Elgato Game Capture HD doesn’t need a lot of cables or even a power supply – the hardware connects directly to the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 using a single cable. Thanks to the unique Flashback Recording feature, Elgato Game Capture HD remembers the gameplay that has preceded it, even if the record button wasn’t pressed. Gamers can simply go back to the start of the scene they want to record and begin recording retroactively.
What’s more, Elgato Game Capture HD allows for social interaction and sharing: With just a single click, live gameplay can be streamed to Twitch, or recorded for sharing with friends and fans on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter. It’s even possible to trim gameplay videos for later editing using a video-editing program.

What’s in the box & requirements
Elgato Game Capture HD comes with a Quick Start Guide, a USB cable, an HDMI cable, a PlayStation 3 cable, and an adapter for Component video. It accepts the input of Xbox 360 (unencrypted HDMI), PlayStation 3 (A/V In), and Wii U (unencrypted HDMI) video signals at 576p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p. Gameplay in 1080p60 is captured as 1080p30. On a PC, Windows 7 (or later), a 2.0GHz Dual-Core CPU, a sound card, 4GB RAM, and a USB 2.0 port are required. OS X 10.7 (or later) and a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU are required for use on a Mac.

Pricing & availability
Elgato Game Capture HD is available from Elgato (“http://www.gamecapture.com"), Amazon, the Apple Online Store, and selected other retailers for 179.95$ USD/149.95£ GBP/229$ AUD/179.95€ EUR. Elgato Game Capture HD software is a free download at “http://gamecapture.com/download”.

About Elgato
Elgato offers industry-leading TV and video solutions for the Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad. With an extensive selection of TV tuners and its award-winning EyeTV software, Elgato offers a complete range of solutions to watch and record TV and HDTV. Elgato’s video products enable high-quality video recording and conversion for gamers, consumers and professionals alike. Furthermore, Elgato offers the world’s first truly portable high-speed drive featuring Thunderbolt technology. Elgato is privately held with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, California.

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12/06/2012
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