To MWelsh (and other streamers), a follow-up question from yesterday. After discovering that the HDR CX-405 cameras do not feed HDMI audio to Elgato Cam Link, I tried making my personal Sony Handycam the playfield camera (It’s about 4 years old - I’ll get the model if you are curious). Success! I was able to feed both HDMI audio and video from it, and I did not have any audio synchronization issues that I see plaguing some people.
One problem though: my personal Handycam will not do USB power like a CX-405. I did not have enough time to test every scenario – I was just happy to get picture and sound off AC power. (It has a little USB cable stuck in the handle’s pocket like a CX-405, but I think that might be to help charge a portable battery. If so, I think the camera has to be off. Portable batteries won’t work for my long streams.)
So, is anyone using a portable camera in a mobile rig that can run off USB power and does not have audio sync problems that seem to affect some of the lower-end web cams?
Thank you again for the awesome, helpful replies I have been getting!