As technology continues to expand, so too must the gamers who use them. As YouTube continues to be a haven of gamers showing off their skills or talents online, they need to keep up with the latest and greatest (in this case being HFR streaming) to stay relevant. Enter Elgato and their capture hardware:
Big news from the smooth operators at Elgato and YouTube is coming today. Remember that richer live gaming content is what Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt promised when he recently entered office as YouTube’s new Gamer-in-Chief? Well, not three weeks later and BOOM! Today’s update to YouTube’s infrastructure unlocks High Frame Rate (HFR) streaming, enabling gamers to broadcast live in stunning 60 frames per second quality. That is, if they are capturing their console gameplay with an Elgato Game Capture HD60, and if they have the YouTube HFR Special Edition of Game Capture HD software installed.
Content delivered using YouTube HFR streaming will look great no matter where friends or fans are watching: YouTube transcodes content to different bitrates and resolutions for all streamers, whether they’re on a PC, mobile device, or in front of their TV. What’s more, there’s no limit to broadcasters’ maximum ingest bandwidth limit which is great news for entertainers with fast internet connections.
How to upgrade to YouTube HFR
The latest version of Elgato Game Capture HD software is available for free as a YouTube High Frame Rate Special Edition at https://www.elgato.com/gaming/download. To start streaming in HFR, make sure your YouTube account is enabled for live streaming, then run the Elgato Game Capture HD software and choose a minimum bit rate of 2.50 Mbps to broadcast in 720p60 resolution.
Elgato Game Capture HD60 is available from Elgato, Amazon, and select retailers for $179.95.