Best Capture Cards in 2022

Elgato 4k in a PC
Elgato 4k in a PC (Image credit: Elgato)

When gaming is your passion, you want to share that with the world. Getting the right capture card for your setup is very important, especially if you are streaming from a console. We have been using capture cards for ages, and have tried all the best ones so we can give you good recommendations.

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Gameplay streaming is now one of the most-watched pastimes online, with over 15 million people watching Twitch daily. Everyone has the chance to be a part of the action too. With just a little hardware and some confidence, you can stream your adventures too as many people as will watch.

The Elgato HD60s is the perfect blend of low cost, simple use, and excellent quality to get you started on your streaming journey. I use mine most days, sometimes to record footage, other times to stream. I've used it to record almost every console imaginable. If you are starting out, this is the capture card for you.

For those of you have moved on to the next level, with tons of people watching your streams you may want to look at the AVerMedia Live Gamer 4K. It's perfect for recording high quality, 4K footage from your PC, Xbox One X, or PlayStation 4. The Live Gamer even comes with a fun RGB glow, for those who have a clear case in their gaming PC.

James Bricknell
Since the days of the HTC Hero James has had two or three Android phones stuffed into pockets. James is always on hand to offer advice on phones, apps and most recently, PlayStation, especially VR, It's now something of an obsession. Find him @keridel wherever Media Socials itself.