The world's best Mac compatible webcam manufacturer just seriously upped the ante with the announcement of it's USB3 4K Ultra-HD web camera - the Logitech Brio 4K webcam
. Offering unprecedented resolution, clarity, low-light sensitivity and high frame-rates, Logitech's Brio Ultra webcam takes the next generation of voice and videoconferencing peripherals for MacOS to the next level.
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4K Ultra-HD Webcam Resolution
For MacOS 10.10+ and Higher
1st USB 3.x Webcam For Mac
The Brio is the first Apple compatible 4K webcam for Mac that also takes the web camera marketplace to USB 3.0 connectivity. With a Type-C USB-C interface at the camera's back, an appropriate, interchangeable cable can be used for Apple computers with either traditional Type-A USB ports or the new ThunderBolt3 / USBC ports being incorporated into new MacBook laptops
and desktop systems. From what I gather, a USB-A to USB-C cable is included, but for direct USB-C to USB-C connections, a Type-C cable would need to be ordered separately.
1st 4K HD Webcam For Mac
For 4K Ultra-HD webcam capture and 1080p or 720p conferencing you'll want a fairly fast, modern Intel Mac with USB 3.0 ports running MacOS Sierra or ElCapitan 10.11+. Logitech's website implies this UVC compliant web camera and it's Camera Settings app
is backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports, Mac OSX 10.8 at less-than-ultra resolutions and lower frame-rates. A fast and big external ThunderBolt or USB drive
is probably wise if you're planning on extensive 4KHD capture. Even with H.264 hardware compression built into the Logitech Brio webcam, Ultra-HD recording at 4096 x 2160 pixels and 30 FPS is likely to gobble disk space alarmingly fast.
Brio 4K Web Camera Review Soon
I'll have more to say and do a full review of the Brio 4K USB3 webcam
once I have my mitts on one. For many Mac users, a C930e
will still be the best choice for personal or small business video capture and conferencing needs. But SELECT
users will find the Brio's specs and features a compelling product to affordably raise the quality bar on their video production and presentation needs.