|Item model number||10GAM9901|
|Item Weight||0.64 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||0.47 x 3.18 x 1.22 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||0.47 x 3.18 x 1.22 inches|
|Manufacturer||Corsair Elgato Products|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||November 26, 2018|
Elgato Cam Link 4K — Broadcast Live, Record via DSLR, Camcorder, or Action Cam, 1080p60 or 4K at 30 Fps, Compact HDMI Capture Device, USB 3.0
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- Easily connect your DSLR, camcorder, or action cam to your PC or Mac
- Go live on any platform in no time thanks to ultra-low-latency technology
- Broadcast in stunning quality up to 1080P60 or 4K at 30 FPS
- Shoot and produce within your favorite tools; Real-Time Feedback
- Record footage directly to your hard drive without time restrictions
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With Cam Link 4K, use your DSLR, camcorder or action cam as a professional webcam on your PC or Mac. Stream or record in stunning 1080p60 quality or even 4K at 30 fps. And broadcast live via any platform in no time thanks to ultra-low latency technology. Say goodbye to maxing out your memory card mid-shoot or discovering shoddy shots while editing. When recording with Cam Link 4K, all content is stored directly on your hard drive while real-time, full-screen feedback lets you polish scenes on the spot. Your camera has never felt more powerful.
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For this reason alone, the device is useless to me. My plan was to use it to livestream on YouTube. But I don't want all my viewers seeing an autofocus box following my face around the whole time. And I can't disable autofocus because I am a one-man shop making YouTube videos at home.
2) There is different option (without needing this Cam Link device at all!!) to run video from your DSLR to your computer (in my case laptop) in order to live stream on YouTube. At least for Mac it's called "Camera Live" and it's free software. You need a USB cable to connect your camera to your laptop. Then I use OBS to stream the video. It works fine... EXCEPT that while live streaming the fan on my laptop was spinning like crazy, because I suppose this whole operation is very CPU intensive.
I thought that perhaps getting this Elgato Cam Link 4k device would somehow offload the necessary computing to the device itself.... so that my laptop wouldn't spin the fan so crazy fast during the live stream (which is also recorded in the audio). BUT.... THIS IS NOT THE CASE. Yeah, the Cam Link 4k device itself was getting rather warm/hot.... but my laptop fan STILL started spinning up like crazy. (And I have a fast MacBook Pro.) Sooo... the moral of the story.... just stick with a USB cable & Camera Live software like I mentioned earlier... you can actually get a completely clean video output WITHOUT any Heads Up Display on-screen menu items showing... and your laptop cpu fan is going to go crazy anyway, no matter what you do.
No need to buy this device! Save your money.
Additionally I contacted Elgato's customer support to ask about a refund and they said NO. Not willing to help me out. Even though their website table of compatible cameras was (in my opinion) quite misleading and almost false advertising. If you have a different DSLR that can provide clean HDMI out, then the number 1 issue I described above will not be a problem for you.
If you have a 100% compatible camera but are having issues capturing the video you may have an overloaded USB channel and need to remove other devices or buy a dedicated USB PCIE card.
Image quality is FAR better than the other USB3 HDMI video capture adapters that I've tried. I'm using it with a trinocular microscope to record soldering. The scope has a 1080p60 ccd so it's perfect for my purposes. Cheaper HDMI capture devices tend to result in overly compressed crummy looking video. Not with this device.
So to sum it up.
1. It doesn't get any easier than this device as far as actually using it. Literally plug it in and use whatever software you want.
2. Quality is excellent. No noticeable compression artifacts in the output video.
3. It doesn't do true 4k (4k60) but if you can live with 1080p60 or 4k at half framerate then this thing is just fine.
I couldn't find any usb3/thunderbolt3 capture devices that would do proper 4k. At the moment, I think this device is the best you can do without a desktop/pcie card based capture device.
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My first one would work perfectly (with a canon 5DIV) but then started to randomly drop signal without any warning or indication. Meaning whilst streaming, suddenly the cam went black yet you don't realise (i use streamelements). This also happened in SLOBS too. I had to switch on / off the camera several times until it eventually came back. Then a new phenomenon started to appear. The screen would work and stay on, but all of a sudden the hue/colour would turn green and purple, making me look a skinny hulk! Again, funny initially, but annoying. I would have to power cycle the camera and restart OBS. Not good mid stream. Then the drop outs got worse and worse. I was dealing wiht Elgato for months on end, they could recreate the issue with the green/purple hue, and their workaround was to play with the colour sliders in the software. This did not solve the issue at all. In fact it's been more than 3months and it still happens.
Eventually I relented and sent it back to amazon, and bought another one (I really wanted this camlink to work). Now I get no dropouts, but continuous green/purple hues. If that's not enough, it freezes now in OBS.
Checked the hdmi out put from my canon, it works fine. It's a shame, when it worked, the 5DIV was perfect, with good glass. For now though, Logitech C922. Works all day every day.
I don't have room in my build for a capture card unfortunately (ITX build in a Dan A4 case).
Der Raspberry Pi 4 mit seinem H264 Hardware-Encoder schafft es, einen 1280x720p 60 fps Stream aus dem Signal des per USB3 angeschlossenen Cam Link zu generieren. Die perfekte Streaming Maschine für Twitch für unter 200 EUR!
I connected it, i saw it, but it kept freezing after a few seconds to minute. I read up on the issue, it was something to do with USB 3.0 not having enough bandwidth or something. I moved it to other ports, worked longer, but still froze up.
I used a powered USB 3.0 Hub, same issues.
With more research, i found out you need a PCIe Card that gives you a USB 3.0 to use it.
This was not mentioned in the product site etc. I find this ridiculous that i need a special card to use this on my computer, which is not a low end PC at all.
I ended up connecting my DSLR to a Internal Capture card instead. I will keep the product to test on my Ultra Gaming PC and see if the same issue is there.
There was no other issue with this product and i just want this review to be a warning to anyone looking to buy this product, to have an internal or external card you can use, or to buy the PCIe USB 3.0 card to go in your computer.
Come ho spiegato nel video di prova, l'installazione è praticamente immediata e l'utilizzo lo è anche di più. Con Fujifilm X-T3 mi è bastato collegare il microfono ed è tutto partito facilmente.
Attenzione sempre alla qualità del cavo: un cavo economico può compromettere un buon sistema di streaming. L'utilizzo è praticamente immediato e converte qualsiasi dispositivo capace di mandare segnali video su HDMI in un dispositivo di streaming. Praticamente i campi di applicazione sono infiniti, è una possibilità eccezionale.
I'm very pleased with this device now that i have the software side all sorted.