Elgato Launches Facecam Webcam for Streamers and Wave XLR Sound Card with XLR Connection

In addition to the webcam and sound card, the manufacturer introduced an updated Mk.2 version of its Stream Deck controller and two microphone stands

Corsair-owned Elgato expanded its product line for streamers with a webcam called the Facecam and a Wave XLR sound card that allows you to attach an XLR microphone.

The Elgato Facecam is capable of 1080p resolution at a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz with its Sony STRAVIS CMOS sensor. In front of the sensor is the manufacturer’s own eight-lens Elgato Prime Lens lens with an F2.4 aperture ratio and a 24mm cinema-equivalent focal length, resulting in an 82-degree angle of view.

The facecam is equipped with a fixed focusing distance of 30-120 cm instead of autofocus. According to the manufacturer, the focusing distance is optimized for desktop use and eliminates problems with autofocus with pulsating focus.

The camera is connected to the computer via a Type-C -> Type-A cable that supports USB 3.0 speeds. According to the manufacturer, the camera transfers its video images to a computer completely uncompressed and thus without compression artifacts.

The camera works with the computer with plug-and-play mechanics, which means that there is no need for additional applications, but nevertheless, Elgato also offers the Camera Hub application for the camera. Through the Camera Hub, it is possible to change traditional settings such as white balance and contrast, but Elgato advertises the app to be the first to also offer the webcam free ISO adjustment in manual mode. The camera has its own flash memory where the settings are saved if, for example, the camera is used on another computer.

It is possible to place the camera on top of the monitor in the traditional way with its own mounting base, in addition to which a traditional 1/4-inch connection is also supported, with which the camera can be placed in a separate stand if desired.

The Wave XLR sound card, on the other hand, expands the pre-existing Wave product line, which previously consisted of USB microphones. The novelty is also related to microphones, but instead of its own stand-alone microphone, it is an external USB-connected sound card that offers a 3.5 mm headphone output and one XLR input for traditional XLR-connected stand-alone microphones.

The Wave XLR supports all the software features introduced by Wave microphones, including Clip Guard, which prevents future sound breakage due to excessive microphone volume, and the Wave XLR can be displayed as multiple sound cards game tones louder or smaller than chat tones.

In addition to these, Elgato also unveiled an updated Mk.2 version of the Stream Deck controller and two of its own table-top microphone stands – the Wave Mic Arm and the Wave Mic Arm LP.

Elgato’s new products became available immediately on the manufacturer’s product pages in connection with the announcement, but the manufacturer has not yet announced any wider availability. The Elgato Facecam is priced at € 199.99 and the Wave XLR sound card at € 169.99. The Stream Deck Mk.2 costs the familiar 149.99 euros for the original model and both Microphone Stands 99.99 euros each.

Source: Corsair

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