Elgato HD60(Pro) Setup with Dual PC Builds

Items Needed

    1. 2 different PC’s; 1 for gaming and the other PC for using to gather all recordings and for streaming!

    2. 2-3 Monitors (2 Priority)

  1. 1080p 60 Hz (if higher, set up will here )

    1.  HDMI Cables or DVI

    2. A Elgato capture Device. Can be purchased here!

  1. HD60: https://www.amazon.com/Elgato-Game-Capture-HD60-technology/dp/B01DRWCOGA/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1480810036&sr=8-7&keywords=elgato+video+capture

  2. HD60 Pro: https://www.amazon.com/Elgato-superior-technology-hardware-encoding/dp/B014MQIVPS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1480810036&sr=8-5&keywords=elgato+video+capture

  1. The latest Elgato software *up to date* and installed.

 

Eglato Set up hdmi.png
Eglato Set up hdmi.png

Ok so here was my “Dual PC Elgato Streaming Setup”.

YOu can use this as a reference (Ignore the brand types..they don’t matter)

Both ASUS Monitors are 60Hz and both using HDMI cables.

The Secondary monitor which is Flat Screen 1080p 60hz Tv is using a Displayport To HDMI Adaptor.

 

Video recording Settings and set up!

  • Computer Graphics card to Elgato HD60 (Pro) with HDMI Cable

  • Elgato to Monitor 1 using HDMI Cable

  • Elgato USB cable to Streaming PC

  • Run the Elgato software on the Streaming PC

Make sure your Elgato Monitor is selected as Primary in “Display Settings” when you right click Desktop.

 

CONTINUED

Now I have my sound looped around and being fed through the HDMI cable from the Gaming Machine to the Elgato and out through the speakers of the monitor!

Here is the setup within Windows 10.

  • My Gaming Machine.

  • This is Recordings Tab in Sound Options

Sound Recording Devices setup.png
Sound Recording Devices setup.png
Sound Recording Devices setup-2.png
Sound Recording Devices setup-2.png

  • Here is Playback Tab in Sound Options     

    Sound Playback Devices setup.png
    Sound Playback Devices setup.png

 

In Recordings Tab-Stereo mix needs to be Default Comm Device. Right click to change it!

Go to options and click Listen tab, Check box Listen to this Device and in the drop down box click on Elgato.

In Playback Tab-

Now for my Streaming machine I just have my Elgato Sound capture in “Recording” tab in Sounds set to Default.

In Playback I have Speakers set to “Default Communications Device”

 

For Mics, Webcam, and etc

 

    • WEBCAM:

  • I have my Logitech C920 1080p plugged into my Streaming Machine.

  • If you were use OBS or (in my case) XSplit, it will need to be on the Streaming Machine! So the Webcam would need to be installed and plugged in here!

 

    • MICROPHONE:

Small Map of how it looks, the blue yeti is the KEY center of it all!


←→  = USB cable for Mixer

←→  = XLR Cable

←→  = Blue yeti USB cable

<——————-Left side———– Center of them all ——————-Right side———–>

Streaming Machine ←→    Mixer←→ Blue Yeti Mic          ←→            Gaming Machine

 

Blue Yeti should be PnP (Plug and Play) and drivers should install.

The Mixer should also be PnP and install automatically to the Streaming machine.

The sound SHOULD go through both and there should not be an issue!

 

Now for setup of a 144Hz Monitor

Eglato Set up DVI take 1.png
Eglato Set up DVI take 1.png

Have the insignia TV be a clone of the DVI cable display monitor!

  • Gaming comp to Monitor using DVI cable (White one, NOT THE BLUE)

  • Gaming comp to the Elgato using HDMI Cable

  • Elgato to Insignia monitor using HDMI

  • Elgato USB cable to Streaming PC

  • Run the Elgato software on the Streaming PC

FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS – STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON NEXT PAGE!

 

But this raises questions.

    • Q: Will the sound go through the insignia monitor once it’s a clone of the DVI monitor?

  • A = YES! From how I had my original setup there won’t be an issue there!

    • Q: Will I get 144Hz on on DVI monitor if I make Insignia monitor(60hz)  a clone? 

  • A= Surprisingly yes! I have Nvidia Drivers and it works just fine!

 

TIP: HDMI cables only support 60hz (Not good for higher Hz monitors!

 

Monitor I purchased – http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009909

Also Noting too, my 144Hz Monitor did not have a Displayport which is just as good as a DVI!

This thread was given to me and results were phenomenal.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Twitch/comments/3u4rab/nvidia_gpu_144hz_elgato_hd60_pro_dual_pc_oh_my/

Credit for this goes to “ LtRoyalShrimp “. This was amazing and extremely helpful.

 

Update: Here is a video in collaboration with Elgato Gaming with a much simpler way to achieve the exact same setup as described below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl1XPKlaCOI


Using higher refresh monitors for PC gaming and streaming is becoming ever more popular, yet most capture cards do support native inputs of 120Hz or 144Hz. This guide is mainly for streaming when using a dual PC setup and a high refresh rate monitor.

Fret not, there is a solution.

This guide assumes you:

  • Are using a Nvidia GPU

  • Have DisplayPort Cable

  • Have a HDMI cable

  • Have a 1080p 120/144Hz monitor

  • Use a Elgato HD60 Pro (or HD60)

 

Nvidia GPU ->

DisplayPort to monitor

HDMI to HD60 Pro

 

Software setup


  1. Right click somewhere on your desktop

  2. Click on Nvidia Control Panel

  3. This will open the Nvidia Control Panel.

  4. On the left sidebar, click on Set up multiple displays

  5. In the select displays you want to use box, you should see your main monitor, and one called Elgato.

  6. In the second box below, right click on the primary display, marked with a big 1.

  7. Hover over clone with, and select display 2.

  8. Now click apply at the bottom. Your screen may go black and flash, and a box will come up asking to keep the changes. Choose yes.

  9. Now, on the right hand sidebar, click on Adjust desktop size and position.

  10. Click on the main monitor at the top, and under scaling, choose no scaling, and set the scaling to GPU.

  11. At the bottom, make sure the resolution is set to 1080p, and the refresh rate is set to 144Hz/120Hz

  12. Now click on the Elgato monitor, and set it to No scaling, perform scaling on GPU.

  13. Below, set the resolution to 1080p and the refresh rate to 60Hz.

  14. On the right sidebar, click on Change resolution.

  15. Click on your main monitor at the top.

  16. In the resolution scroll box, scroll down and under PC, select 1080p.

  17. You will also see a refresh rate box. Click on it, and select the appropriate refresh rate for your monitor(Either 144Hz or 120Hz).

  18. At the top, click on the Elgato monitor. The resolution and refresh rate options should be grayed out.

  19. Now click on Apply. Your screen may flash. Make sure to choose yes to Apply these settings.

  20. Close the Nvidia control panel, and open the Game Capture HD software.

  21. After a few moments, you should see your monitor, in the Game Capture preview.

You’re done. You can now play at 144Hz/120Hz and stream (or even record) at 60fps with your Game Capture HD60 Pro and HD60.

This same setup works with G-sync as well.

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