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Capture Cards: Capture Your Console

Connecting your console to your computer lets you both play your games on your regular monitor in real time, as well as let you use the live feed as a source in Gamecaster so you can stream and record your console gameplay.

To do this you would need a capture card such as those from Elgato or AVerMedia.

Make sure you install the proper software that comes with your capture card so it’s detected properly by Windows. If Windows can’t see your capture card, then neither can Gamecaster!

Once your capture card is connected, installed properly, and working, go to Settings > Devices > Capture Card in Gamecaster, and select your capture card from the Capture Card Device dropdown menu.

Additionally, select your capture card from the Capture Card Audio dropdown menu so that sound from your console can get picked up.

Lastly, you may need to add Audio or Video Delay in the options to be able to properly sync up the audio or video feed from your capture card to your stream output. This generally won’t be needed for newer models, but older USB 2.0 capture devices may need some tweaking.

[Optional] If you're having issues with Gamecaster detecting your capture card properly, you can use an alternate means of capture. Most capture cards come with their own software (like Game Capture HD for Elgato), and if that is working fine with your card, have Gamecaster use it as an Application source (rather than Any Game) instead of using the device directly, and that should allow you to capture the footage.

Updated on: 02/05/2022

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