Elgato today announced two new additions to its product line for content creators, Cam Link and Green Screen. Used separately or in tandem, both products streamline creators’ workflows and help them elevate the production value of their video content through higher quality visuals.
With Cam Link, creators can break free from USB webcams and easily connect a more professional camera to their computer to view content in real time for instant broadcasting and recording. Green Screen is a collapsible chroma key panel, which easily pops into place to provide a wrinkle-free chroma surface in a matter of seconds, enabling truly immersive broadcasting. Cam Link and Green Screen will be available on August 18 for $129USD and $149USD, and are now available for pre-order on the Elgato online store and on Amazon.com.
“A high-quality camera is a critical upgrade to any creator’s setup, but often comes at the cost of a complicated and cumbersome video workflow,” said Julian Fest, General Manager of Elgato Gaming. “The arrival of Cam Link and Green Screen 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 closeup shots, depth of field, and more.”
With Cam Link, the computer reads any high-end camera input as a webcam, allowing it to be easily used with existing capture software for sharper, polished visuals. Cam Link enables real-time feedback, which allows creators to livestream or view footage directly in their editing software without any delay. Free from the standard webcam and complicated workflows, creators can instead focus on expanding the scope of their video production and experiment with different camera lenses, angles, and editing techniques to take their videos to the next level. Access to a purpose built chroma key panel also allows them to set up a studio anywhere for instant immersion. These tools support the creation of a vast variety of content found across YouTube and Twitch Creative.
Cam Link Key Features
Ultra low latency technology – enables live, high-quality recording and streaming in 1080p60 for professional content
Plug and produce – links a DSLR, camcorder, point & shoot or action cam to a Mac or Windows PC via a USB 3.0 connection and instantly enables live production
Simplified workflow – stores content directly on the computer’s hard drive instead of dealing with memory cards with limited storage and recording time restrictions. Real-time, full-screen feedback enables live adjustments of shoddy shots before they’re discovered in the editing room
Green Screen Key Features
Camera chroma keying – provides a wrinkle-resistant chroma-green surface perfect for professional background removal
Pop up setup – easily pops open and locks in place in a matter of seconds to create a professional broadcast setup, and packs up just as easily to store away when not in use
Portable immersion – portable design turns any workplace, such as a bedroom or messy storage room, into a professional studio for instant immersion