Analog Video Adapter for Elgato Game Capture HD
In the past, Elgato offered an Analog Video Adapter for Elgato Game Capture HD users.
That product is no longer available, and Elgato Game Capture HD is End Of Life. This article is purely for informative purposes, since the adapter is no longer made, or sold by Elgato.
It attaches to the A/V Input port of Elgato Game Capture HD, and comes with the following inputs:
Composite video (yellow cable)
Left Audio (white cable)
Right Audio (red cable)
We have tested it for use with the following game consoles:
Nintendo 64 (N64)
Super Nintendo (SNES)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Sega Genesis (Mega Drive)
Sega Master System
Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
Sony PlayStation 1 (PS1)
It should also work with any standard Composite or S-Video source that offers 240i or 480i resolution.
Elgato Game Capture HD 1.2.1 software is needed to play the full assortment of consoles, especially those older ones that output in 240i.
Select Correct Input Setting
For all of the game consoles you use with Elgato Game Capture HD, make sure you always select the right Input from the Capture Settings section of the software.
The 4 current choices are:
Composite (using Analog Video Adapter, or Component cable)
S-Video (using Analog Video Adapter)
Component (using Component Video Adapter that comes in the box)
Composite Input using Analog Video Adapter
You must install Elgato Game Capture HD 1.2.1 software (or above), to use Composite input with Elgato Game Capture HD.
1) Attach the Yellow Composite cable to the Red video input of the Component adapter that comes with Elgato Game Capture HD.
2) Select Composite input from the Capture Settings section of the software.
S-Video Input using Analog Video Adapter
You must install Elgato Game Capture HD 1.2.1 software (or above), to use S-Video input with Elgato Game Capture HD.
You must purchase the Analog Video Adapter directly from Elgato. It comes with Composite and S-Video input.
1) Attach the S-Video cable from your video source, to the Analog Video Adapter.
2) Attach the Analog Video Adapter to the A/V Input of Elgato Game Capture HD.
3) Select S-Video input from the Capture Settings section of the software.
TV Passthrough with Analog Video Adapter
Elgato Game Capture HD can accept video from a number of retro game consoles, display it on your computer, and capture it.
Retro game consoles often produce a non-standard video signal which modern TVs may not be able to display. The Elgato Game Capture HD can convert this non-standard signal into a signal which it can record, but your TV may be unable to display that signal.
The following article shows several ways to work around this issue.
My TV can't receive the HDMI passthrough when using Elgato Game Capture HD with my retro console