Smartphone cameras are enough for short or spontaneous live streams. But when you need to transmit from an event or you’re embracing a once-in-a-lifetime adventure (that you just have to share), you wish your DSLR would have the same capability. Now, Cam Link is promising to enable that #fotomagic
Cam Link is a HDMI device that connects any high-end camera to a computer, making it available for live streaming right away. That way, your DSLR turns into a webcamera without too much fuss. There are no complicated settings to figure out – you simply have to plug it in and start sharing!
The device benefits from “ultra low latency technology”, so you shouldn’t have any problem to stream 1080p at 60 fps video. It should work smoothly, no glitches and no delay in the interaction with your followers. Thanks to this workaround, all the streams go straight to the hard drive, so you don’t have to record less than you’d need just to save space on your camera’s memory card.
“The arrival of Cam Link will kick off a new era of higher-quality visuals on YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms. These products will help content creators stand out by allowing them to experiment with creative production elements like chroma keying, wide angle and close-up shots, depth of field, and more”, says Julian Fest, General Manager of the company.
At $129, it’s easy to see why such a device would appeal to content creators. The freedom to think outside the box and unleash their inner creativity is clearly worth the price. Cam Link is available for purchase via Elgato.