Some Elgato devices have the ability to have their EDID settings changed. This article will go over how to change the EDID setting, what the EDID modes do, and recommended settings.
Changing EDID settings is supported only in 4K Capture Utility using Windows 10.
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What is EDID?
EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) is a small configuration file that is stored on devices that take in video signals such as TVs, monitors, and capture cards.
The EDID file contains information about the type of signal the device (TV/Monitor) can accept, such as resolution, frame rate, HDR format, bit depth, audio, (Stereo, multi-channel), and much more.
The EDID is transmitted from the display device to the device that is connected to the display such as a console or computer so that the console or computers knows what resolutions, frame rates, etc it can send the display.
Learn more about EDID - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_Display_Identification_Data
Devices with EDID settings
These devices can have their EDID setting changed:
- Game Capture HD60 S+
- Game Capture 4K60 Pro
- Game Capture 4K60 Pro MK.2
- Game Capture 4K60 S+
The EDID settings are located in the 4K Capture Utility settings.
1) Open the Settings
2) Navigate to the Device tab
Input EDID Mode
This setting will change the capture devices' EDID mode.
EDID modes include: Merged, Display, Internal
Select the EDID file that the Internal EDID mode will use. This is also where custom EDID files can be used. Custom EDID files must be in .bin format.
This setting comes into effect only when the Input EDID mode is set to Internal.
This is the default EDID Mode.
This mode combines the EDID of the connected TV/Monitor and the capabilities of the capture device to create an optimized EDID.
Recommended for: Typical console capture setup where a TV or monitor is connected to the capture card HDMI output.
This mode sets the EDID of the capture device to the file defined by EDID (Internal) setting. In this mode the connected TV/Monitor capabilities are ignored.
Recommended for: Dual-PC capture setup where only the HDMI input of the capture card is used and the HDMI output is unused.
This setting will select the EDID to use in the Internal mode.
When using a dual-PC setup, the suggested setup is to used the EDID file that corresponds to the main gaming monitor resolution
- If the gaming monitor is 1440p, select the 1440p EDID.
- If the gaming monitor is 1080p, select the 1080p EDID.
Custom EDID files are supported by choosing the Custom option from the dropdown menu.
Valid 256 byte EDID files in .bin format are supported.
If the internal EDID defines resolution or frame rate not supported by the attached display, it may result in the display showing a black screen, an error message, or no signal.
This mode copies the EDID of the display connected to the capture card output onto the capture card.
Recommended for: Use this setting if the Merged EDID mode is causing image issues with the attached display.
If the display EDID has defines resolution or frame rate not supported by the capture card, the capture device signal may appear incorrect or not at all.