What is Master Copy?
Master Copy is a feature unique to the Elgato Game Capture HD software, and was introduced with update 3.0.
It lets you stream at your desired bit rate and resolution to your favorite streaming service, and independently record a high resolution, high bit rate “Master Copy” which has all the benefits of a normal recording, such as separate files for audio, webcam, etc.
Master Copy works with:
● Elgato Game Capture HD
● Elgato Game Capture HD60
● Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro
How To Activate Master Copy
Stream Command must be turned on in the Capture section of the Preferences:
Set up a stream like you normally would. Choose a resolution and bitrate, and start streaming.
Master Copy activates automatically when you stream.
While streaming, click on the red Record button. Your stream will now be recorded at the bit rate that normal recordings are at, including all audio, like live commentary. If you have a webcam or overlay, then those will be recorded as well.
Once you are done recording, simply stop the recording. In the Edit tab, the video will show up as any regular video.