My name is EposVox and today I’ll be discussing
the “Stream Command” capabilities of Elgato Game Capture HD software. I will have other tutorials on Elgato’s
capture cards and a plethora of other technology topics on my channel, so be sure to subscribe
if you find this video helpful, and check the YouTube card above or description below
for a playlist with my other Elgato Gaming-related videos. “Stream Command” is Elgato’s answer
to popular major broadcasting software. It takes the basic recording functionality
to pair with the Game Capture HD hardware, and greatly expands it to give you a full
streaming and recording platform with multiple tracks, on-screen overlays, facecam, and more. Let’s take a look at setting it up. If you’ve ever used streaming software like
Open Broadcaster Software, XSplit, or Wirecast – the Stream Command interface should feel
familiar. If not, let’s look deeper. It’s also worth noting that using Stream
Command requires a decently-powerful computer. Quad core (or higher) processors, 8 gigabytes
or more of RAM, and a mid-to-high-end graphics card are strongly recommended. High-level broadcasting is an intense process,
and not for the lower-end laptops among you. Just like with Flashback Recording, you first
need to make sure that Stream Command is enabled in your software. Click the gear icon in the top-right-hand
corner of the software, and check the box next to “Enable Stream Command” and hit
“OK.” This may reset your Flashback Recording buffer
and take a moment to re-load. Not much changes here, other than the addition
of the “Stream Command” bar above the normal recording tools. This presents you with a row of pre-made scenes
to choose from, along with the scene editor. This is where the fun happens. “Scenes” are just like they sound… a
scene. Think of a play – you have similar components. You’ve got the setting (your gameplay),
the actor (you via live commentary and/or facecam), and various side or background elements
– such as overlays, follower alerts, or other graphics. These components are called “Sources”
and compose the Scene. Upon activating Stream Command, you’re given
a set of pre-configured scenes that are mostly ready to use. Provide gameplay and webcam and you’re good
to go. By clicking “Edit Scenes,” then clicking
the “Add Scene” button signified by a small Plus in a box, you can create your own
scenes, or download more preset ones with game-specific overlays and themes to try out. Besides gameplay and your vocal commentary,
by editing a scene you can add various different sources to make your content more exciting Let’s look at all the available Stream Command
sources you can add by building a new scene. Starting from the top, Curated Scenes lets
you add professionally designed overlays for free. For those who need inspiration for an overlay
or want to start streaming in mere minutes without much setup, theses overlays are perfect. You can see it also automatically adds my
webcam and places is it in the frame if I want. Let’s delete that, and build a new scene from
scratch. To start, I’ll add my overlay graphics by
clicking “Add Image”. You can position, resize, crop, etc. Next, I’ll add my webcam. The settings here let you access advanced
features like chroma keying if you have a green screen. Next, I’ll add some text to bring in my social
media links. You can also use this in combination with
free tools to place “Now Playing” overlays, for example. Finally, I’m going to add a “Web Page” source. Why would you add a web page to your stream? For alerts, of course! While there still isn’t a worthwhile setup
for YouTube Gaming streaming yet, a staple to popular Twitch live streams is having alerts
of new followers, donators, hosts, etc. show up on stream. This is typically done through a service like
StreamLabs – previously called TwitchAlerts. On the StreamLabs website, you connect to
your Twitch account, then create your own AlertBox widget. You can customize background colors, icons,
sound effects, and so on. Then simply copy the widget URL. Edit a scene in your Game Capture HD software,
click “Add Web Page” and paste the URL in the address bar. If you have a specific layout you’re working
with, you can customize the resolution of the alert box. Otherwise “Automatic” will work fine. Save your scene and now you have follower
alerts integrated directly into your Elgato live stream! And again, while you’re editing your scene
here, you’ll notice you have a healthy set of tools to customize all of your sources
on your live stream. You can move elements around, resize them,
crop them, add chroma keys, and so much more. Tweak it just the way you like it and hit
Save. That’s it for this video! This was a rather lengthy tutorial, but we
covered pretty much everything you need to know to use Stream Command to make a great
live stream. I hope this video has been helpful for you. If it has, go Crash Bandicoot belly flop on
that Like button, get subscribed for more awesome tech videos, and check out the description
below. There, I have a link to the playlist with
all of my Elgato Gaming tutorials and reviews. Check them out! 🙂 I also have product links to each Elgato
card, if you’re looking to buy. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in
the next one.

How to Use Stream Command w/ Elgato Game Capture HD Software – Tutorial

52 thoughts on “How to Use Stream Command w/ Elgato Game Capture HD Software – Tutorial

  • December 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm
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    This help out alot man, thanks and keep doing what your doing dude 🙂

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  • December 3, 2016 at 4:32 pm
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    damn, you having a soothing voice.

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  • December 3, 2016 at 4:49 pm
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    Great Video Epos!

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  • December 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm
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    great video dude

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  • December 3, 2016 at 6:28 pm
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    For a console how can you tell how many frames the game is running so I know how many frames to record in

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  • December 3, 2016 at 10:17 pm
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    is that call of duty 4: modern warfare in the background? if so how did you get it to look so good? also could you do a guide on how to run it on linux?

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  • December 3, 2016 at 10:48 pm
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    Great Video EposVox! What hardware you running for your streaming/recorded content? Been looking at getting new hardware but stuck on where to start.

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  • December 4, 2016 at 3:59 am
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    Definitely helpful, can't wait for more elgato stream info.

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  • December 4, 2016 at 9:57 pm
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    Thanks a lot.
    -Discord

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  • December 10, 2016 at 7:43 pm
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    Hey, YoutTube unsubbed me from you. FYI

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  • December 22, 2016 at 2:57 pm
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    Thanks! your video was very helpful!

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  • December 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm
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    Hello EposVox, i have a little problem with my elgato hd60. My webcam overlay disappeared/stuck whenever i save scenes on stream command. Btw i'm using the logitech c922 webcam

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  • December 27, 2016 at 5:17 am
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    Hey I have a question. When I try to stream from Game Capture HD, it doesnt seem to fit to screen on twitch. Like, when I watch my stream its small and not the right size and I try to change resolution settings and everything. Any suggestions? would really help a lot

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  • January 5, 2017 at 12:52 am
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    After Elgato got updated to 2.5 for the Mac, the stream button isn't working. Is anyone else having this same problem?

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  • January 18, 2017 at 12:13 am
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    Great video. I am still stuck on 2.5.1 for Mac OSX but I am getting a PC this week. Can you do a video on how to record facecam, overlay, mic, music, gameplay etc. all to your hard drive? (For creating live commentaries as opposed to just streaming) Thanks!

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  • January 23, 2017 at 11:43 am
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    Helped a lot. Thank you!

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  • January 29, 2017 at 8:55 pm
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    Can I run this? My specs:

    Intel Core i53210M 2.50Ghz
    8Gb RAM 64 bit
    Windows 7

    I can stream just fine until I turn on stream command. It looks fine in my software but on twitch it's jumpy.

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  • February 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm
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    I don't see all these settings on my imac

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  • February 23, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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    How do you resize the actualy GAME itself?

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  • February 23, 2017 at 9:20 pm
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    eposvox
    I finally got mine to work but using the mic it has bad background noise.
    do you know a way to limit it.
    obs has settings for this but does elgato ?

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  • March 4, 2017 at 4:04 pm
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    I have a question I'm trying to stream I did it my first time it was cool then the next day I tried it the stream was in a box form how do I fix it thanks

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  • April 2, 2017 at 4:37 am
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    I accidentally clicked one of the stream command overlays, while i was recording and it recorded with the overlay. Is there anyway to remove it after the fact?

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  • April 5, 2017 at 9:54 pm
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    can you delete where it says Elgato Gaming in the given preset overlays? If you pay for elgato you would think they wouldn't put self advertising in it -_-

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  • April 7, 2017 at 10:32 am
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    Nice Video! Thanks for it.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 11:11 pm
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    My doesn't appear when I do it its invisible

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  • April 15, 2017 at 8:45 am
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    I like how it says you need a powerful computer but, I have a low end laptop with i3 and 6GBs. it works perfect.

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  • May 27, 2017 at 1:42 pm
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    my screen is short somtome when i stream can u help

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  • June 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm
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    what do you do if the stream command bar doesn't show up?

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  • July 8, 2017 at 9:15 am
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    Can you make a vid on what to do if you connect your Elgato HD60 & add your twitch but you don't get a stream button?

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  • July 13, 2017 at 5:32 pm
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    Please help! I am wanting to switch scenes constantly during my stream but it keeps crashing when I go back to my original scene which is on scene 1 with all of my stuff connected like cam,twitch alerts , etc. is it my ram ? I have 32gb do I need 64 gb? And also why is the graphics card important ? I have a 720 gtx.

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  • July 22, 2017 at 6:31 am
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    how to I get the web page setting cause I don't have that on my Mac

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  • July 25, 2017 at 5:27 pm
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    This helped a little but when I import a video and stream it has the sound but no video

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  • July 27, 2017 at 4:50 am
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    when I stream the resolution shows up as 640×480 screen size.how do I change that?

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  • July 31, 2017 at 4:21 am
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    Hmmmmm…. Just scared of leaving trusty old OBS… Issue is I'd be using an i7-870, and lynnfield is getting a bit old, so I wanna take advantage of the x264…

    You think it'd be worth it d00d? :3

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  • August 1, 2017 at 7:50 pm
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    hi,where can i find tutorial for streaming football match,just for team logos and results,thanks….

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  • August 7, 2017 at 6:09 am
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    My Elgato software will not let me sign into either my YouTube or Twitch account it is up to date but every time I try to sign in it won't load up the sign in process I get a white window every time

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  • August 7, 2017 at 7:29 pm
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    I have a Intel Core I5 6600K 3.5GHZ Quad Proccesor, If I buy an Elgato Capture Card HD60, it is going to work well?

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  • August 13, 2017 at 6:09 am
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    one like and one subscribe ty for your help

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  • September 9, 2017 at 7:05 pm
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    When I click on it it does not check anything

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  • September 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm
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    Can you not resize the gameplay window? I feel like having my cam or chat overlay on top of the gameplay sucks. I feel like you should be able to make a scene without the game play taking the entire space

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  • November 7, 2017 at 10:39 pm
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    FOR MAC USERS!!!! You can't use stream command in your videos if your mac doesn't have at least 4gb ram and an intel i7 processor!!!

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  • January 13, 2018 at 2:10 am
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    I am extremely confused my processor is AMD FX – 8800P Radeon R7, 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G 2.10 GHz with 16 gigs of RAM and it's saying my computer is too slow. I thought my AMD processor was just as good as Intel Core i7

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  • February 20, 2018 at 9:06 pm
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    For my elgato stream overlay i dont have the option to add text

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  • March 7, 2018 at 12:45 am
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    How do you set it up where you have a be right back screen,outro, and intro screen?

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  • April 10, 2018 at 6:29 am
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    Excuse me sir. Are you trying to seduce us with your voice? 🙂 Awesome tutorial! Favorited.

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  • April 21, 2018 at 9:19 pm
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    can someone pls help me!, for some reason when I try to tick the stream command box nothing happens it stays blank before it worked now it just dosent do anything

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  • June 30, 2018 at 12:36 am
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    How do I assign scenes to hotkeys so I can switch scenes without leaving the game

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  • August 1, 2018 at 12:11 pm
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    i have an 1,500 gaming pc but steam command does not work at all it glitchy

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  • December 26, 2018 at 9:07 am
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    i was screwing around and i went into editing and deleted like three of the stream commands. Now they have no overlays. Can you reset?

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  • February 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm
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    Good stuff, very Helpful

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  • February 27, 2019 at 12:33 am
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    Man I just got this for Mac…. it
    Just doesn’t have the “add text,” section. Anyone know why this is the situation?

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