Fri. Dec 14th, 2018

Elgato’s newest Cam Link will let live streamers turn a DSLR or GoPro into a 4K webcam

Elgato’s newest Cam Link will let live streamers turn a DSLR or GoPro into a 4K webcam

Game capture and streaming hardware company Elgato announced a new gadget today that can turn any existing DSLR camera, action cam, or standard video camcorder into a 4K webcam.

The device, an upgraded USB dongle called Cam Link 4K, acts as an intermediary between Elgato’s software on your laptop or desktop and the camera itself. It’s a 4K version of its existing Cam Link dongle. For aspiring creators on Twitch and YouTube, this product promises to significantly upgrade live-streaming video quality without requiring you purchase an expensive webcam.

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The Cam Link 4K takes HDMI input from a camera and translates it into video at up to 4K at 30 fps, or 1080p at 60 fps. Elgato says the device supports…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/11/27/18114762/elgato-cam-link-4k-twitch-youtube-live-streaming-webcam-feature

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