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Ikan HomeStream– 4K HDMI to USB Video Capture

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Ikan has released HomeStream, a 4K HDMI to USB Video Capture device. The HomeStream can capture HDMI video & audio from your device and output that signal directly to your desktop or laptop.

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You can attach a DSLR or mirrorless camera, camcorder, action cam, digital cinema cameras, and/or any game console and broadcast in Full HD 1080p 60fps and with low latency.

The HomeStream is being targeted directly at vloggers, streamers, gamers, teachers, and anyone doing company meetings, etc.

Key features

  • Max input resolution 4K 30fps
  • Max output resolution 1080P 30fps
  • Supports 8/10/12bit 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.
  • Supports Windows, Android, and MacOS
  • Conforms USB Video and UVC standard
  • Conforms to USB Video 1.5 and 1.0 standard
  • Conforms to USB Audio UAC standard
  • Without external power supply, compact and portable
  • UVC 1.5 Compliant

Plug & Play

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If you are going to make something that is affordable and that is not necessarily targeted at professionals, it needs to be easy to use.

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The HomeStream is virtually plug and play. All you need to do is plug the HDMI cable into the capture device, then into any USB port on your computer or laptop, and you are already done and ready to go.

Compatability

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HomeStream is compatible with OBS, Zoom, Skype, etc. The device is also compatible with Windows, Android, and macOS.

Price & Availability

The Ikan HomeStream is now available to preorder for $84.99 USD.

With so many camera companies now offering streaming via USB directly from their cameras it will be interesting to see how this device goes.

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