To change the Capture settings of Elgato Game Capture HD, first select Capture mode.
In the Device section, look for an icon with tools on it. Press that to open the Elgato Game Capture HD Settings.
Under Capture, you should choose your Input Device:
iPhone 4S and older
Choose one of the following inputs:
S-Video input requires the purchase of a separate adapter cable. See this article for more details:
Analog Video Adapter - Retro Gaming Adapter for Elgato Game Capture HD
Select one of the following as the Profile:
Mobile - 480x360
Standard - 640x480
HD 720 - 1280x720
HD 1080 - 1920x1080
You can move the Quality slider in increments:
After you select a different quality, Elgato Game Capture HD will automatically adjust the video bitrate for you.
Bit Rates and Storage Space
As you change the Quality, the amount of disk space needed per hour of recording will also change.
The Quality bit rate range is between 15 and 30 Mbit/sec.
The Quality bit rate range is between 15 and 30 Mbit/sec. The Storage space is between 7 and 14 GB/hour.
The Quality bit rate range is between 5 and 10 Mbit/sec. The Storage space is between 2.3 and 4.6 GB/hour.
The Quality bit rate range is between 4 and 8 Mbit/sec. The Storage space is between 1.9 and 3.8 GB/hour.
Preserve Source Format
If you choose to Preserve Source Format, then Elgato Game Capture HD will try to match the original resolution and frame rate of the video.
For example, if you have 720p video at 60 fps (59.94 fps), then Preserve Source Format will keep the video at that frame rate.
Stretch Standard Definition Input
If you choose to Stretch Standard Definition Input, then anamorphic video will appear as 16:9, instead of 4:3. This can be useful when watching some DVDs.