How to use capture cards for Xbox One and PS4
1. First, connect your capture card to your console. This involves plugging the capture card's video and audio cables into the appropriate ports on the console.
2. Install the necessary software. You should see an automatic prompt asking you to install software to make the capture card work on your device.
3. Connect the HDMI output of Xbox or PS4 to the input HDMI slot of the capture card. Plug in a second cable to connect the capture card's HDMI output to the monitor or TV you'll be gaming on.
4. Use a USB cable to connect the computer you want to transfer to the capture card.
5. Turn on your Xbox/PS4 and start your streaming software.
6. Navigate to where you can add sources and select your capture card from the available devices.
How to set up a PC capture card
1. First, connect your capture card to your computer. Depending on the type of capture card you have, this will involve connecting it directly to your computer with an HDMI or USB cable, or plugging it into a PCIe slot (for internal capture cards).
2. Download the software that comes with your capture card. This can usually be found on the manufacturer's website or as an installation tip. Install the software, making sure all necessary drivers are up to date.
3. Configure your settings. This will depend on the type of capture card you have, so be sure to read the instructions that come with it. Generally speaking, you need to select your video source, resolution, and other recording settings.
4. Connect the HDMI output of the computer you use for gaming or content creation to the capture card. Next, connect the HDMI output to the computer you want to stream.
5. Use a USB cable to connect your capture card to the computer you want to transfer.
6. Test your settings. You can do this by recording a clip or test audio. Make sure the quality is good and there are no dropped frames in the video.
How to use a Nin tendo Switch capture card
Purchasing the right Nin tendo Switch capture card is the first step.
1. Install all capture card software recommended by the manufacturer. Normally, the installation prompt will appear automatically.
2. Connect the output HDMI cable of the Nin-tendo Switch base to the input port of the capture card.
3. Connect the HDMI output of the capture card to the TV, monitor or computer you use to stream media.
4. This may not work for everyone, but if your capture card has one, plug in the power cord and connect it to your computer via USB.
5. Launch your favorite streaming software, navigate to where you can add a "source" and select your capture card from the options. If it doesn't appear, try reconnecting the HDMI and USB cables.
6. To record, press the record button in the software. To stream media, set up the streaming service within the software.