Which Capture Device is Right for you? – Live Gamer Mini vs Elgato HD60
The video game industry has been constantly evolving, taking leaps and bounds forward in the way we see, share, and experience games. Online multiplayer, streaming services, and so many other avenues let us experience games together in different ways, yet it’s the ability to capture video of our greatest achievements and blunders that have become the norm. Sure, consoles like the PlayStation 4 have a built-in capture/streaming feature, but the highest quality videos demand something a little extra. While the Elgato name is well recognized for its capture capabilities, the Live Gamer Mini from AverMedia looks to step into the spotlight with easy-access capture for streaming and video newcomers. Curious just what the difference is? Check out our video below to see side by side comparisons of the Live Gamer Mini, Elgato HD60, and the PS4 Pro built-in capture feature of some of the industries top games. Enjoy.
The Elgato HD60 is designed with game capture in mind, operating with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Switch. Offering 1080p at 60fps, the device lets you tweak your capture settings just right to get the shot you need. It also offers built-in easy access buttons to immediately share and upload your saved clips to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Its live streaming feature lets you connect effortlessly to Twitch, YouTube, and Ustream.
On the flip side, the Live Gamer Mini lives up to its name, built to be incredibly compact and easy to transport for capturing on the go. It offers 100% zero-latency full HD pass-through for optimal gaming and a very simple and streamlined “plug and play” setup. Like the Elgato it outputs 1080p at 60fps and it is capable of supporting resolutions from 480i up to 1080p, however it is not designed to run with 4K or HDR.
Which one you choose is really up to what you need out of your capture device, but all things considered, the Live Gamer Mini packs quite a punch. If you’d like to know more about this new device you can head here to read our full impressions from one of our top video editors and see his thoughts on what it can do. Have you tried out either device? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, or the Comments section below.