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The World's First 4K60 Webcam: Elgato Launches Facecam Pro

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Elgato, a leading provider of hardware and software for content creators, today unveiled Facecam Pro, the first ever webcam to sport 4K capture at 60 frames per second. Boasting a large area Sony sensor, a wide-angle photographic lens with variable focus, a revolutionary image processor, and onboard flash memory, the premium plug-and-play webcam allows creators to produce Ultra High Definition video without the need for an elaborate camera setup. This groundbreaking technology combined with Elgato's powerful Camera Hub software makes Facecam Pro the new benchmark in the global webcam industry.

Facecam Pro features the studio-grade f/2.0 21 mm Elgato Autofocus Lens, which can also be set manually within a focus range of 10 cm / 4 in. to infinity. A field of view up to 90 degrees allows for wide studio shots or group video calls, while the state-of-the-art, large area 1/1.8" SONY STARVIS Sensor captures exceptional detail, even when using effects like pan, tilt, and zoom, or when lighting is suboptimal. Rounding off the webcam's high-end performance 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 - all while facilitating instant light correction, automatic noise reduction, and a slew of other nano-computations that deliver phenomenal video quality in any setting. Even when using apps that do not support 4K60 video input, the processor applies an advanced algorithm that turns raw 4K60 video into 1080p60 video, allowing you to stream better-looking Full HD video than you would with a standard 1080p webcam.



"Last year's launch of Facecam was our first step in pushing webcam technology and performance forward. Facecam Pro represents a leap," said Julian Fest, SVP and GM of Elgato. "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."

Elgato once again offers an exemplary software-enhanced user experience in the form of Camera Hub, which gives you DSLR-like control of settings such as field of view, exposure, and white balance. Cinematic PTZ effects - namely pan, tilt, and zoom - can be applied without pixilation thanks to Facecam Pro's powerful sensor and ISP, while creators with GeForce RTX GPUs can benefit from NVIDIA Broadcast integration, which enables AI-powered effects like background replacement and cinematic background blur. With one mouse click, Camera Hub settings are saved directly to Facecam Pro for instant recall when restarting or switching computers. Like all Elgato software, Camera Hub works with Stream Deck for instant, tactile control of camera settings, and integration with your entire audiovisual setup. The Camera Hub plugin, updated for Facecam Pro and available today on the Stream Deck Store, enables you to trigger preset pan, tilt, and zoom transitions by simply tapping a key on Stream Deck.

Facecam Pro comes with a robust monitor mount that features an industry standard ¼-inch thread for attaching the webcam to Elgato Multi Mount or any compatible tripod. Also included is a USB-C to USB-C cable to get you connected right out of the box. Whether you're just getting started or looking to upgrade, Facecam Pro equips you with industry-leading hardware and software to create professional 4K60 video of the highest caliber.

Availability

Elgato Facecam Pro is available immediately from the Elgato and CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors. Elgato Facecam Pro is backed by a two-year warranty and the CORSAIR & Elgato worldwide customer service and technical support network. For more information on Elgato Facecam Pro, please visit: elgato.com/facecam-pro

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Facepalm cam...:cool:
 
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I'll stick with the Logitech Brio. Does 4K30 and has Windows Hello support, which once you get used to is hard to let go of.
 
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Can't see too many people spending €349.99 on a webcam though, unless it's for some kind of professional stuff.
 
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Can't see too many people spending €349.99 on a webcam though, unless it's for some kind of professional stuff.
Does the internet p0rn industry count?... :p
 
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Similar to a comment further up, this webcam does not have Windows Hello support so, no, it is not the best webcam on the market. Either the Logitech Brio or the Dell UltraSharp 4K hold that title of best webcam.
 
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Can't see too many people spending €349.99 on a webcam though, unless it's for some kind of professional stuff.
Used APS-C DSLRs and MILC can be had for that kind of money and those can also double as webcams these days.
 
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I'll stick with the Logitech Brio. Does 4K30 and has Windows Hello support, which once you get used to is hard to let go of.
I have a Brio too love it and hello support!!

Can't see too many people spending €349.99 on a webcam though, unless it's for some kind of professional stuff.

Agreed at that price you may as well do what the dedicated streamers do and get a real Sony Camera with a tripod will cost you abit more but will be far better quality.
 
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Facecam Pro equips you with industry-leading hardware and software to create professional 4K60 video of the highest caliber.
Anyone with a APS-C or FF ILC Camera that can do 4K60 would most likely disagree with that statement.
 
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I have a Brio too love it and hello support!!

Sadly, it seems like manufacturers have been steadily dropping Hello support. Which is infuriating for me personally as I was building in biometrics into our MFA conditional access strategy at work as we move towards removing passwords.
 
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Sadly, it seems like manufacturers have been steadily dropping Hello support. Which is infuriating for me personally as I was building in biometrics into our MFA conditional access strategy at work as we move towards removing passwords.
I'm also a cyber security guy and that blows.

Do you have a plan B ?
 
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I'm also a cyber security guy and that blows.

Do you have a plan B ?

Annoy users more with App based approvals I guess, and combine that with Device PIN's to remove access point spread from Passwords. Hardware Tokens feel like more of a pain in the ass, and have security risks of their own with users losing them.
 
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