Elgato announced several new products at its own event. Among other things, the company is introducing its first webcam for streamers, an updated version of its Stream Deck and an audio interface for XLR microphones.
Elgatos Facecam is a 1080p webcam that features a Sony Starvis sensor with a maximum frame rate of 60fps, the company reports in a blog post. The focal length of this webcam is equivalent to full-frame 24mm. The lens consists of eight elements and has an aperture of f/2.4. Users can connect the Facecam to their PC via a USB 3.0 type-C connection.
According to Elgato, the webcam is intended for streamers. Among other things, the company is introducing a Camera Hub application that allows users to adjust the image settings of their Facecam, such as contrast, viewing angle, brightness and exposure. These settings are stored on the camera’s integrated flash memory. The webcam comes with a mounting bracket for monitors, has no integrated microphone and has a suggested retail price of 200 euros.
In addition to the Facecam, Elgato also comes with a updated version of the Stream Deck, which will cost 150 euros. That device contains fifteen buttons, which can be programmed with shortcuts and macros, for example, via the accompanying software. The Stream Deck works with several popular applications, including OBS Studio and the Adobe CC software suite.
The Stream Deck MK.2 is broadly the same as the previous variant, but will include a new standard and an interchangeable USB-C cable. The previous Stream Deck had an integrated cable. The new Stream Deck also gets interchangeable front panels. Elgato will sell colored variants of such panels for 10 euros each.
The hardware company is also introducing a Wave XLR audio interface, to which users can connect an XLR microphone. The interface was developed in collaboration with audio company Lewitt and offers 75dB of gain, according to Elgato. Of that, 23dB is software-related, reports YouTube user Alpha Gaming a hands on. The interface should provide enough gain for many dynamic microphones. The Wave XLR also provides 48V phantom power. The interface is compatible with the Wave Link software, as are Elgato’s previously introduced USB microphones. The Wave XLR will be available for 170 euros.
Furthermore, Elgato shows two different ones microphone arms, that is to say a regular model and a low-profile variant. Both models have an integrated cable duct and cost 100 euros. The company is also introducing another one Elgato WallMount for 30 euros, which allows users to mount e.g. lighting, cameras or other devices with a 1/4″ thread on a wall. The company also comes with a light strip extensionswhich allows users to connect and control up to 10 meters of RGB LED strips via Elgato software.
From left to right: the Elgato Wave XLR, Wave Mic Arm and Wall Mount