How to use a capture card with PS5

Capture card - User playing a game on PS5

Want to know how you can use a capture card with PS5? The arrival of the PS5 marks a new era in gaming, and if you want to get started with gameplay streaming or recording content, you have quite a few options on hand.

The capture card is one of them, and you can get started with a few easy steps. In this guide, we'll take you through how to use a capture card with PS5.

Before we dive into the guide, you might want to know if the PS5 Slim is more powerful. Find out if you need a console for PS5 cloud gaming. Also, here's how to connect speakers to PS5.

Capture card - 2 sets of PS5 and controller
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How does a capture card work on PS5?

A capture card is a vital piece of hardware for any game streamer, as it converts your in-game footage into digital data recognizable by your computer. Essentially, it serves as a mediator between your gaming console and video player, enabling you to broadcast gameplay on platforms such as YouTube, Twitch, and Discord, or create high-quality video files for editing and sharing later.

Here are the steps to use a capture card with your PS5:

  1. Download the necessary software for your capture card on your PC, including basic streaming software for gameplay streaming from the PS5.
  2. Connect the capture card to your computer using the provided USB-C to USB 3.0 cable. Plug the USB-C end into the card's port and the USB 3.0 end into a USB 3.0 port on your computer.
  3. Use the HDMI cable included with the capture card to connect your PS5 to the HDMI In port on the capture card. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to your TV or monitor. Optionally, if using an Elgato HD60 S, use the Elgato Chat Link by plugging it into the Audio In port on the card.
  4. Adjust the settings on your PS5 accordingly. If your capture card doesn't support 4K 60 FPS gameplay, set your PS5 resolution to 1080p, as the PS5 doesn't support 1440p resolution.
  5. Disable HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) in the PS5 settings under HDMI Settings > System to enable recording solely through the capture card.
  6. In OBS, click the '+' button under Sources, select your device, and name it.
  7. Connect your audio by navigating to the Audio Mixer in OBS. Click on the small cog icon next to the Mixer and choose 'Monitor Only' to silence the output during streaming, or 'Monitor & Output' if you want your viewers to hear all in-game audio.

With these settings configured, you're ready to capture and share your PS5 gameplay using your capture card!

That's the end of our guide on how to use a capture card with PS5. If you're interested in more guides like this one, check out whether you need a PS5 for the PS Portal. Can't exit your game? Here's how To Close Games Or Applications on PS5.

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