Elgato, a provider of hardware and software for content creators, today announced the release of Cam Link 4K, a device that turns existing DSLR, video or action cameras into a high-performance webcam.
With Cam Link 4K, creators can use their existing high-end camera equipment to send live video directly to their computer in up to 4K resolution. By connecting a compatible camera’s HDMI port to a computer’s USB 3.0 port, Cam Link 4K captures video with low latency and in quality at up to 4K 30fps (frames per second) or 1080p 60fps. Supporting a wide range of applications, including OBS Studio, Discord, and Skype, Cam Link 4K makes it possible to expand beyond standard webcam video by leveraging the capabilities of existing camera equipment from Sony, Nikon, Canon, GoPro and more. Creators can experiment with imagery options such as alternative camera lenses, wide angle and close up shots, depth of field and more.
Cam Link 4K improves upon the acclaimed power and ease of use of the original Cam Link by increasing its max resolution to 4K at 30fps, as well as adding support for interlaced video, which allows Cam Link 4K to work with more cameras than ever before.
Elgato Cam Link 4K is available immediately. It is backed by a two-year warranty.
- Weight: 20 g / 0.044 lb
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 1.2 x 3.1 cm / 3.18 x 0.47 x 1.22 inches
- Input: HDMI (unencrypted)
- Supported Resolutions: 3840x2160 up to p30, 1920x1080 up to p60 / i60, 1280x720 up to p60, 720x576p50, 720x480p60
- System Requirements:
Windows 10 (64-bit) / macOS Sierra 10.12, USB 3.x port, 4th generation quad‑core Intel Core i5 CPU