So at this point we’ve got a pretty decent idea of how we’ll be able to capture the next-gen consoles. It’s kind of hard to keep track of though – that’s where this chart comes in!
Below are details on capture options for both platforms. These are what will be available at launch, with notes on additional features or caveats. If I missed something, let me know in the comments, with as much vitriol as possible.
Next-Gen Capture Capabilities At Launch
|** **||**Xbox One**||**Playstation 4**|
|**Internal Capture Format**||[720p30](http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/05/ask-microsoft-anything-about-xbox-one)||Unknown|
|**Internal Capture Length**||[5 minutes](http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-07-22-xbox-one-records-the-last-five-minutes-of-your-gameplay), also [Stored in Cloud](http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/05/ask-microsoft-anything-about-xbox-one)||[15 minutes](http://www.computerandvideogames.com/420108/ps4-continually-records-the-last-15-minutes-of-gameplay-sony-clarifies/)|
|**Internal Capture Sharing**||[Xbox Live](http://www.destructoid.com/xbox-one-interface-is-clean-uncluttered-262315.phtml) (1)||[YouTube, Ustream, Facebook](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1n9GZ1Sqxg) (3)|
|**External Capture via HDMI**||[Yes](http://www.polygon.com/2013/8/1/4579300/xbox-one-external-video-capturing)||[No](http://www.gamespot.com/news/hdmi-capture-on-ps4-wont-be-available-at-launch-6414761) (2)|
|**Live Streaming**||[Twitch](http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/06/twitch-xbox-one/)||[Twitch, Ustream](http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/20/sony-playstation-4-twitch-gameplay-livestreaming/)|
|**Notes**||[Game DVR and Streaming require XBL Gold account](http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/get-the-facts) (4)||[Internal capture can be restricted by developer](http://www.destructoid.com/developers-can-restrict-playstation-4-share-functionality-253190.phtml)|
I’ve personally been using the Elgato Game Capture HD on Mac for the past few months, and it’s been awesome. Highly recommended.
Beyond that, I did a roundup of different capture options a while back – a little dated, but still applicable.