Elgato Launches World’s First 4K60 Webcam Facecam Pro

Elgato Facecam Pro

Elgato has announced the launch of its new webcam Facecam Pro which is able to sport 4K capture at 60 frames per second. It boasts a large area Sony sensor with a wide-angle photographic lens with variable focus, a revolutionary image processor along with onboard flash memory. It further provides convenience with plug-and-play as it allows you to produce Ultra High Definition video without the need for an elaborate camera setup. With Facecam Pro. Elgato is aiming to set a new benchmark with its powerful Camera Hub software for the webcam industry.

Inside, Facecam Pro features the studio-grade f/2.0 21 mm Elgato Autofocus Lens, which can be set manually as well within a focus range of 10 cm / 4 in. to infinity. With a field of view up to 90 degrees, you can take wide studio shots or group video calls as the state-of-the-art, large area 1/1.8’ SONY STARVIS Sensor captures exceptional detail with different effects such as pan, tilt, and zoom and even when the lighting is suboptimal. The main highlight of the Facecam Pro is Elgato’s latest image signal processor, a powerhouse of a chip that is responsible for encoding and streaming 4K60 video via USB 3.0 with ultra-low latency.

Elgato Facecam Pro

The webcam is also capable of facilitating constant light correction, automatic noise reduction, and a slew of other nano-computations that deliver phenomenal video quality in any setting. While using apps that do not support 4K60 video input, the processor implies an advanced algorithm that turns raw 4K60 video into 1080p60 video which allows you to stream better quality Full HD video than a standard 1080p webcam. Julian Fest, SVP and GM of Elgato comments:

Last year’s launch of Facecam was our first step in pushing webcam technology and performance forward. Facecam Pro represents a leap. We didn’t set out to build another webcam. Instead, we set out to pioneer a state-of-the-art camera with plug and play connectivity and incredibly video quality. Alongside our other webcam products – EpocCam, Cam Link 4K, Cam Link Pro, Facecam – we now offer an incredible suite of solutions for content creators, remote workers, even professional broadcasters.

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Facecam Pro fully supports Camera Hub with the help of which, you can get DSLR-like control of settings such as field of view, exposure, and white balance. It allows you to use various cinematic PTZ effects such as pan, tilt, and zoom while using all of the additional features of the webcam. Users with GeForce RTX GPUs can also benefit from Nvidia Broadcast Integration which enables AI-powered effects like background replacement and cinematic background blur. You can save custom Camera Hub settings directly on the Facecam Pro for instant recall when restarting or switching computers utilizing the onboard flash memory.

Camera Hub is also fully compatible with the Stream Deck which means that you can use the Stream Deck for an instant, tactile control of camera settings, and integration with your entire audiovisual setup. The Camera Hub plugin, which has been updated for Facecam Pro is now available on the Stream Deck which enables you to trigger advanced features such as preset pan, tilt, and zoom transitions by simply tapping a key on Stream Deck. You can mount the camera on your screen with its included robust mount which features an industry-standard ¼-inch thread for attaching the webcam to Elgato Multi Mount or any compatible tripod.

The webcam also ships with a USB-C to USB-C cable which allows you to use the product right after taking it out of the box. If you are looking to upgrade your webcam for a more professional one, you can go for the new Elgato Facecam Pro which is available right now from the Elgato and Corsair network of authorized retailers and distributors worldwide. You will also get a two-year warranty if you run into any sort of problem.

What are your thoughts on the new Elgato Facecam Pro and is it something that you might be interested in getting for your setup? Let us know in the comments section below.

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