4K, UHD and 3D, Tech Tips & Tricks
Epiphan shares the answer to the exciting question; Did you know that your Xbox One S™ can upscale 1080p gameplay to 4K UHD? In this article you will learn how to capture from your Xbox One S in 4K.
How to do video game capture from your Xbox One S in 4K UHD with this video and game capture card
Did you know that your Xbox One S™ can upscale 1080p gameplay to 4K UHD?
Tests by independent users of video hosting sites like YouTube and Vimeo have shown that upscaling your 1080p content to 4K before uploading results in better image compression with less pixelation and artifacting. Even when you’re watching the 1080p version!
Yes, you read that right. If you take your 1080p content, upscale it to 4K, upload it to YouTube, and watch it at 1080p, you will see better results than if you did the whole process in 1080p.
Let’s get started!
AV.io 4K is the best (and only!) game capture card for true 4K video gaming capture. This tutorial goes through configuration and setup to upscale, capture and live stream 4K game play from your Xbox One S. Using these steps, you can choose to share to YouTube, Vimeo or any other endpoint that supports 4K UHD video. You can also choose to live stream game play to YouTube or any other endpoint with 4K live streaming support.
Encoding and streaming 4K video involves significant processing power and optimized encoding settings. This tutorial was created using a computer running Windows 10 on an Intel i7-6770HQ CPU with an Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580, 16 GB of RAM and OBS Studio for encoding and streaming.
What you need
To record and/or stream video from your Xbox One S you need the following:
- A Microsoft Xbox One S™ (you could also capture from another console).
- The game or content you want to stream (you can also record games in HD, or Full HD with AV.io 4K).
- A capture computer, preferably with a dedicated graphics card. You can use a Mac, Windows or Linux-based computer – this tutorial uses a laptop running Windows 10.
- AV.io 4K, Epiphan’s easy to use 4K video grabber (updated to at least firmware 3.2).
- An HDMI™ cable (the one that came with your Xbox One S or with your AV.io 4K)
Optionally (if you want to split the video):
- A 4K capable HDMI splitter to send the HDMI signal to both the capture device and your TV.
- Two extra HDMI cables for the splitter setup.
- A 4K display or 4K TV for viewing/playing your video game.
Optionally (if you want to live stream the video):
- Network connection with lots of bandwidth for streaming.