Elgato announced several new products at its own event. Among other things, the company is introducing its first webcam for streamers, and is releasing an updated version of its Stream Deck and an audio interface for XLR microphones.
Elgato’s 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 their Facecam’s image settings, 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, does not have an integrated microphone and has a suggested retail price of 200 euros.
In addition to the Facecam, Elgato comes with a renewed version of the Stream Deck , which will cost 150 euros. That device contains fifteen buttons, which can be programmed, for example, with shortcuts and macros via the associated 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 , into which users can connect an XLR microphone. The interface was developed in collaboration with audio company Lewitt and according to Elgato offers 75dB of gain. Of that, 23dB is software, YouTube user Alpha Gaming reports in 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 Wave Link software, just like Elgato’s previously introduced USB microphones. The Wave XLR will be available for 170 euros.
Elgato also shows two different microphone arms, that is, a regular model and a low-profile variant. Both models will have an integrated cable duct and will cost 100 euros. The company is also introducing an Elgato Wall Mount for 30 euros, which allows users to mount, for example, lighting, cameras or other devices with a 1/4″ thread on a wall. The company also comes with a light strip extension , which allows users to mount up to 10 meters of RGB LED strips together and control them via the Elgato software.