Video Capture Card: Elgato Cam Link 4K

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Use the Cam Link to connect a digital camera to your computer and capture a higher resolution video than you otherwise could using only USB.

Equipment Overview

Maximum Video Resolution

Varies based on camera. Confirm compatibility on Elgato.com.

Connection type HDMI from Camera to Cam Link,
USB-A 3.x from Cam Link to Computer
Manufacturer details Full specs at Elgato.com

Recommendations 

Troubleshooting

  • If your capture card is not detected by Riverside, try changing the connected camera's video recording settings to 30 FPS.
  • If you experience freezing or inconsistent video, especially when using an M1 Mac:
    • Connect the Cam Link to your computer using a USB-A to USB-C adaptor, rather than through a dock or USB hub. A dock or hub cannot always provide enough power from its ports to the external device.
    • Install Elgato's Camera Hub software to use with the Cam Link, which defaults to the correct USB Transfer mode for your computer.

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