Best Mac compatible capture cards 2024: save your gameplay clips

Streaming your video gameplay on Twitch and other sites is increasingly popular. If you have a Mac, you'll know using a Mac can feel difficult for gaming from time to time. However, streaming doesn't have to be hard with the best capture cards for Mac. With more games to play on ever increasing systems like the MacBook Air (M2), you have plenty of variety on offer.

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Begin your Mac stream with ease

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Video or video games, there are many options for your Mac. The most important thing to consider when buying your capture card is making sure it fits your use. To stream gaming on your Mac, the very best option is Elgato HD60 S+ Capture Card. It is compatible with any console, has top-quality video capture just shy of 4K, and you can put your videos on your streaming channel immediately.

For plain video, the Elgato Cam Link takes your DSLR footage and displays it in beautiful 4K. Use it as a high-quality webcam or take video early and edit it before you post.


Do I need a capture card for Mac screenshots?

No, you can take those natively using the keyboard shortcut shift+command+3. If you want to record footage to your Mac from another device, like a games console or a video player, you'll need to use a capture card.

Tammy Rogers
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