To initiate, capture cards enable you to capture or stream high-definition shots, which is absolutely vital for anyone looking to create valuable content. Second, some capture cards can simultaneously record or stream video from multiple devices, thereby making them ideal for multi-camera setups.
How to Utilize a Capture Card on a PS4:
Today, we’ll go over the fundamentals of connecting your PS4 to your streaming PC via a capture card and SLOBS operating systems.
Before you begin, you will require the following items:
- 2 HDMI Cords
- 1 USB to Micro USB Cable
- A monitor with HDMI correlations
- Your streaming computer/laptop
- Operating system
- Capture card
The capture card serves as the hub of the entire operation, connecting to every component of your setup. Begin by connecting your PS4 to the capture card’s HDMI port
labelled “In,” and your Display to the capture card’s HDMI port labelled “Out,” and then connect the Micro USB cord provided with the capture card to your PC.
Next, visit the appropriate support site and download and activate the Game Capture application, or utilize the software that came with your capture card.
You are not required to leave this software running after installation. It simply allows your PC and capture card to communicate with one another.
HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection, and it inhibits external computers or video capture systems from recording gameplay or video content.
It is encoded and enabled by default on the PS4’s HDMI output. This step is critical because turning this setting off allows the signal for your stream to be read and recorded; otherwise, the connection to the capture card will not work properly.
This setting can be found in the “Settings” menu on your home screen, then in the “System” menu.
Click the ‘Plus’ icon on the Sources selection in Slob’s operating system and select Add a New Video Capture Device. Name it what you want, but it’s much simpler to keep your scenes organised if you name it “Capture Card.”
On the next screen, click the down arrow next to the device and search for your capture card name, then click done. Nothing else on this screen requires modification.
When adding a camera or overlays, make sure they are above the capture device in the source’s screen, or else the game will hide them.
In SLOBS, the Audio mixer should be located next to the Sources box. Click the gear next to the mixer to bring up the box shown below. Select “Monitor only” or “Monitor and Output” from the dropdown menu on the source of your capture card.
“Monitor and Output” indicates that both you and your audience will hear it. The phrase “Monitor Only” means that only you can hear it.
If you select “Monitor only,” you will need to add an audio source for your headphones and set it to “Monitor and Output.” This is useful if you want to use Discord voice chat but don’t want your audience hearing an echo in your game.
Another helpful tip is to leave your PS4 running before opening SLOBS on your PC. If it isn’t, there’s a danger your streaming software program won’t see your PS4.
If you open your streaming software program earlier than turning your PS4 on and are having trouble seeing video out of your seize card, actually near the program,
Stir up your PS4, then open your software program again. You’re now equipped to flow together along with your PS4!