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CAME-TV Video Capture Adapters for Live Streaming Announced

September 8th, 2021 Jump to Comment Section
CAME-TV Video Capture Adapters for Live Streaming Announced

Capturing footage from an HDMI signal for streaming purposes isn’t a new invention. Be it for live streaming, capturing footage from live events, or from video games, there is a myriad of products to suit one’s needs. Once upon a time, users needed a pricey PCI capture card to ingest footage from an HDMI source. Now, all you need is a USB-sized device. With the CAME-TV Video Capture Adapters, another budget-friendly tool exists for those who need to capture footage. Let’s see what CAME-TV has brought to the market.

Over the last year, camera manufacturers have been adding streaming options to their products. While a great addition to every line-up, having a stand-alone video capture option is great for those situations where a camera isn’t always the best tool. HDMI to USB adapters have replaced bulky or costly video capture tech. Both Blackmagic Design and Atomos have robust options at great price points. Apart from use in cinema and video content production workflows, gamers can use them to capture footage of their sessions. Others can pull video from DVD players (or even HDMI VHS players) to digitize footage of family events. With the release of the Video Capture Adapters from CAME-TV, any HD or 4K HDMI signal can now be put to work on your computer, be it for virtual classes or conferences on multiple platforms, or live events on a budget. All for a very attractive price.

The tech

CAME-TV has two options available. The Prizm 4K and the CAME USB 2.0. Both units are about the size of a chunky USB stick and can accept input resolutions up to 4K. While the Prizm 4K can output a 3840 by 2160 resolution signal, the USB 2.0 device is limited to 1920 by 1080 HD resolution. As the names state, the CAME USB 2.0 uses USB 2.0 to interface with a computer, while the Prizm 4K relies on USB 3.0 at least. Users should keep this in mind as some computers still haven’t implemented USB 3.0 as a standard. The CAME-TV Video Capture Adapters are compatible with Windows, Mac, and Chromebook. However, some Mac users should be aware that both products use USB Type-A, a USB adapter may be needed to convert Type-A to USB-C.

CAME-TV Prizm 4K Video Capture Adapter.
CAME-TV Prizm 4K Video Capture Adapter. Image Credit: CAME-TV

The product specs for the CAME USB 2.0 state support from up to 12bit and 30hz. Unfortunately, it is unclear how this changes with lower bit depth. There are no product specs available for the Prizm 4K, but users are safe to assume the same is supported for the higher tier adapter.

CAME-TV USB 2.0 Video Capture Adapter
CAME-TV USB 2.0 Video Capture Adapter. Image Credit: CAME-TV

The same but different

Prizm 4K features

  • Input max resolution 4K
  • Output max resolution 4K
  • Supports 8/10112bit deep color
  • Supports AWG26 HDMI standard cable 
  • Supports most acquisition software, such as VLC, OBS, Amcap, etc
  • Windows, Android and MacOS Supported
  • Conforms to USB Video and UVC standard
  • Conforms to USB Audio UAC standard
  • Compact and portable
  • No external power supply required
  • USB 3.x is required for the Prizm Adapter
  • Price: $108.00

CAME USB 2.0 features

  • Input max resolution 4K
  • Output max resolution 1080P
  • Supports 8/10112bit deep color
  • Supports AWG26 HDMI standard cable (Input up to 15 meters 1080P and below resolution)
  • Supports most acquisition software, such as VLC, OBS, Amcap, etc
  • Windows, Android and MacOS Supported
  • Conforms to USB Video and UVC standard
  • Conforms to USB Audio UAC standard
  • Compact and portable
  • No external power supply required
  • Price: $38.00

Do You Need It?

To be honest, probably not. This is one of those products that if you have to ask, you probably don’t. And if you do need it, you most likely already have one. There are loads of products that fit this mold. A quick search through Amazon shows hundreds of products with similar claims. But CAME-TV has a robust history offering budget-friendly camera accessories and tools. While it’s up to each user to decide if CAME-TV’s offering fits their needs, most will trust them over the random Amazon product in their search history. If you need one, units can be purchased from CAME-TV directly.

What do you think of the CAME-TV Video Capture Adapters? Is this something that you need in your tool kit? Have you used one? Let us know in the comments.

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