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How to use Elgato Multi App for HD60 S, HD60 Pro & 4K60 Pro

Published: 30/Apr/2020 14:25 Updated: 30/Apr/2020 15:28

by Calum Patterson


Elgato has now implemented their Multi App functionality for their lineup of capture cards, including HD60 S, HD60 Pro, and the 4K60 Pro Mk.2. Here’s how to get it running in three simple steps.

Added with the 4K Capture Utility 1.7.1 on April 29, Multi App support is a special feature for Elgato Capture Devices, allowing the device to be used in multiple applications simultaneously.

This can be a game-changer for content creators. As Elgato explains, using Multi App means a single device can be used to capture “a clean recording at high bit rate, while also used to stream with in OBS Studio at a lower resolution and low bit rate with overlays, while also being used in Skype for video chat. All at the same time.”

How to use Elgato Multi App

The process is very straightforward and requires no extra work than normal to setup. Simply open each application you want to use, and add your Elgato capture device as a source.

The capture device will send the same video signal to all apps. Further, the resolution and frame rate can be set individually in each app, meaning one could be capturing at 4k while another is running at 1080p.

  1. Open your first app and add your Elgato as a source
  2. Open your second app and add your Elgato as a source
  3. Create. That’s it. Seriously.

If you’re still not totally clear on the process, Miguel Lozada from Elgato posted a short video showing his simple and effective the Multi App support is.

Multi App support is not to be confused with Multi Device support, which, as the name suggests, is for working with multiple capture devices. However, Multi App and Multi Device can work at the same time.

For more information about using Multi App support with Elgato capture devices, check out their full help page here.


BitTorrent acquires DLive to add live streaming to its offering

Published: 22/Oct/2020 22:00 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 15:41

by Adam Fitch


Peer-to-peer file-sharing company BitTorrent has announced its acquisition of blockchain-powered live streaming platform DLive.

The plan is to incorporate DLive and all BitTorrent-related services under one package, creating a unified offering entitled BitTorrent X. This move marks an evolution for the company, transitioning from a software company to a conglomerate made up of storage, data protocols, and content distribution options. BitTorrent and DLive are no strangers to each other, however, having initially formed a strategic partnership in December 2019. The deal saw the streaming platform joined BitTorrent’s ecosystem and it’s safe to assume that it was successful considering this development.

This marks an important milestone in the evolution of DLive — it started its journey when it launched a beta in December 2017, in April 2019 PewDiePie exclusively streamed on the platform, and later that year in November, it integrated with Streamlabs OBS. It’s brought on plenty of other entertaining streamers along its journey, too.

PewDiePie, YouTube

“We are more than excited to join the BitTorrent ecosystem as the collaboration will provide us with more innovative solutions to empower content creators and reward communities,” said Charles Wayn, DLive’s CEO. “Together with the BitTorrent team, we look forward to bringing disruptive innovations to the digital media space, and furthermore create value for our global community.”

The newly-formed BitTorrent X ecosystem will contain storage through BitTorrent File System, distribution through BitTorrent, and streaming through DLive. The company hopes that this will help in “establishing a truly decentralized internet” by driving “blockchain-related tools to billions of devices.” With the current streaming landscape fragmented among several major platforms, we’re sure DLive — with new ownership to boot — will be looking to step up, especially after the collapse of Mixer. More information on the newly-formed BitTorrent X is slated to be unveiled during a live event in November.