How to Connect a DSLR Camera to a Computer with Elgato Cam Link 4K


Connecting your DSLR camera to a computer with the Elgato Cam Link 4K is a straightforward process that takes just a few minutes. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Your DSLR camera
  • An HDMI cable (standard or mini, depending on your camera)
  • The Elgato Cam Link 4K
  • A computer with a USB 3.0 port

Once you have everything you need, follow these steps:

  1. Power up your camera and computer. Make sure your camera is fully charged or plugged in for longer recording sessions.
  2. Connect the HDMI cable to your camera’s HDMI port. If your camera has a mini-HDMI port, you’ll need a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable.
  1. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the Elgato Cam Link 4K’s HDMI input.
  1. Connect the Elgato Cam Link 4K to your computer’s USB 3.0 port. You may need to use a USB extension cable if your computer’s USB ports are not easily accessible.
  1. Install the Elgato Cam Link 4K software. You can download it from the Elgato website.
  2. Open the Elgato Cam Link 4K software. Your camera should be automatically detected.
  3. Select your camera as the video source in your preferred streaming or video conferencing software.

That’s it! You should now be able to use your DSLR camera as a webcam with your computer.

Here are a few additional tips:

  • Make sure your camera is set to output video over HDMI. The menu setting may be called “HDMI Out” or “External Monitor.”
  • If you’re having trouble getting your camera to work, make sure you’re using a high-quality HDMI cable.
  • You can adjust the resolution and frame rate of your video in the Elgato Cam Link 4K software.
  • Elgato also offers a free app called Camera Hub that lets you control your camera’s settings from your computer.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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