Gaming, 01/15/2013

Streaming with XSplit Broadcaster and Elgato Game Capture HD

San Francisco/Hong Kong, January 15, 2013 – Elgato and SplitmediaLabs today announced that users of Elgato Game Capture HD can now take full advantage of XSplit Broadcaster’s powerful live streaming capabilities. Thanks to a close collaboration between Elgato and Splitmedialabs, XSplit now fully supports the Elgato Game Capture HD. Using Game Capture HD and XSplit, gamers and publishers can live-stream compelling, TV-like broadcasts to a variety of services.


SplitmediaLabs and Elgato provide free software updates that cooperatively enable the new capabilities. The XSplit Broadcaster 1.2 software update is available immediately at Elgato Game Capture HD software version 1.2.1 is available immediately at


“Elgato’s Game Capture HD is an outstanding capture product,” said Henrik Levring, CEO of SplitmediaLabs. “Gamers will find that the combination of XSplit 1.2 and Elgato Game Capture HD provides a cutting-edge solution for entertaining their audience in real-time.”

“XSplit Broadcaster is an incredibly powerful and flexible live streaming solution that truly defines the category,” said Markus Fest, CEO of Elgato. “We’re very excited about this cooperation.”


Pricing & Availability

Elgato Game Capture HD is available from Elgato (, Amazon, the Apple Online Store, and selected other retailers for £149.95 / €179.95. Elgato Game Capture HD software is available as a free download at XSplit Personal and Xsplit Premium (for commercial use) are available from SplitmediaLabs (, starting at 14.95$ USD for a XSplit Personal 3-Month-License. A free trial is available.


About Elgato Game Capture HD

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 Mbits 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.


About XSplit Broadcaster

XSplit Broadcaster is one of the world’s most popular broadcast and live streaming applications with a user base ranging from teenage hobbyists to professional casters. It allows users to stream presentations and live gameplay while taking advantage of TV-like broadcasting features that anyone can learn to master. Since its public beta release in November 2010, the product has become the de facto standard for Internet live stream production in many areas, including social and professional video game broadcasting. XSplit Broadcaster is developed, published, and distributed by SplitmediaLabs. 


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.