Elgato is the leading provider of hardware and software for content creators, leveraging decades of experience to develop widely-accessible products that empower all creators to produce high-quality, professional content.
A leader in game capture, Elgato offers four powerful game capture cards, the Stream Deck controller, and accompanying software that enables creators to easily record, upload, and livestream professional content.
Elgato Product Reviews
Raspberry Pi with Bitfocus Companion [Full Build]
Setup a raspberry pi4 as a dedicated device for your bitfocus companion install to keep it separate from your main computer workstation.
History Behind Elgato
The Elgato brand, as we know it today, was created in 2010 in Germany by the original “Elgato Systems”. Elgato System has other smart home products outside of the Elgato game capture devices.
The Elgato HDMI Capture cards were the products to put them on the map as a market leader for live streamers and video makers. Following their success, Corsair acquired the Elgato brand in July 2018. The Elgato brand still operates an independent subsidiary within the Corsair group of companies.
Elgato Stream Decks
The Elgato Stream Decks are super popular with live streamers and video makers alike. Elgato produces their own stream deck software, but there are also third party and open source options that make use of the streamdeck hardware. I use BitFocus Companion with an Elgato Streamdeck XL to automate my video studio.
Elgato Green Screens
I own an Elgato Green Screen MT. That’s the version that hangs from the ceiling. I haven’t made a video of it yet, but will do so soon!
Elgato Video Lights
I just recently picked up the Elgato Light Strip to add some backlighting along the back edge of my desk. I’ve seen many YouTubers use Philips Hue light strips, but I found Philips Hue caused some flicker with my particular cameras (Sony Alpha series, A6000/A6400). The Elgato Light Strip is specifically designed to look good on camera with no flicker!
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Ben is a software architect and developer who loves all things tech. When he's not at work he likes to play with computer tech, home automation and video production.