Elgato Cam Link Pro: Install and First Impressions
Elgato’s latest 4 input capture card is focused towards multi-cam production.
The Elgato Cam Link Pro is an all in one powerful video mixer made for multi-cam production. Making it ideal for setups such as overhead cameras and recording or streaming multiple cameras at the same time in a high resolution. Today let’s unbox, install, setup and test out the brand new capture card.
It can capture 4 HDMI signals in 2160p30, 1440p60, 1080p60, 1080p30, 1080i, 720p60, 576p, 480p. With the built-in Elgato Multiview you can combine up to four camera feeds to one source. Furthermore, you can easily create Picture in Picture, Side by Side, Triple, or Quad layouts.
Use it to stream and record directly with OBS to Twitch or YouTube Gaming or choose your layout and set HDMI-1 / Multiview as the camera input in apps such as Zoom, Discord, Skype, Hangouts and Microsoft Teams.
Is the Elgato Cam Link Pro good for gaming?
This was one of the first things I was most interested about. And unfortunately, no, this capture card is not intended for gameplay recordings. Here are a few reasons: It has a high latency (Input lag) and there is no HDMI passthrough feature. Meaning you will need to watch your gameplay through the capture utility and have no way to pass through the HDMI from your console. The only way to use this for gaming would be with with an HDMI splitter.
Everything else to get started with streaming
Looking to find the perfect camera to start streaming to Twitch with the Elgato Cam Link Pro? Read our best camera for streaming guide or our helpful guide on everything you need to know to set up your camera for streaming.
Most importantly, do not forget about setting up good lighting. We also covered this topic on our budget friendly lighting setup for Twitch here.
Purchase the CamLink Pro here: Amazon
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