Stream professional video over Ethernet or Wi-Fi using this Canon XA40 UHD 4K Camcorder Streaming Kit with Epiphan Webcaster X2 put together by B&H. The kit includes the Canon XA40 professional UHD 4K camcorder and the Epiphan Webcaster X2 streaming video encoder.
The compact XA40 features a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor with up to UHD 4K recording, two XLR audio inputs, and a mini-HDMI output. Its 3" touchscreen LCD allows you to control all the settings and modes, and it records to dual SD card slots. Plug the XA40's mini-HDMI output into the HDMI input of the Webcaster X2 and stream up to 1080p video via Ethernet or Wi-Fi to popular social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube.
Read more below about the items in this kit.
Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder
The Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder is a compact, lightweight camera featuring UHD 4K capture, a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, two XLR audio inputs, and one mini-HDMI output which fits right into the ENG category for documentary or journalism-style productions.
The XA40's optics include an integrated 20x HD optical zoom and an eight-bladed circular iris for more natural highlights. The camera's pro-style features include Hybrid, Normal, Face Only, Manual Focus, Instant, and Canon's Medium autofocus; fast- and slow-motion recording, full manual control, optical and electronic image stabilization, a 3" touchscreen LCD, user-assignable buttons, infrared mode, and a DIG!C DV 6 image processor with high sensitivity and low noise. The XA40 also has display monitoring features such as zebra, color bars, and test tone.
The camera records UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 captured to dual SD card slots, and outputs to a mini-HDMI port. The dual SD card slots allow for automatic switching from one card to another, as well as simultaneous recording to both. The camera can output up to 1920 x 1080p 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 59.94 fps via its mini-HDMI output. On the audio side, the XA40 features up to four channels of LPCM audio with manual/automatic recording levels, two XLR inputs with phantom power, and a 3.5mm stereo mini input. It features a built-in stereo microphone as well as a headphone jack.
- 8.29MP, 1/2.3" CMOS sensor
- Integrated 20x optical zoom lens
- Optical and electronic image stabilization
- UHD 4K30 fps, HD 59.97 fps recording
- Dual XLR, 3.5mm mic/line audio inputs
- MP4 recording
- DIG!C DV 6 processor
- Two SD memory card slots
- Mini-HDMI output
- 1/4"-20 tripod mounting thread
Epiphan Webcaster X2
Expanding the streaming abilities of the previous generation X1 boxes, the Epiphan Webcaster X2 can broadcast to either YouTube Live or Facebook Live. Plug in your camera, switcher, or other HD video source via HDMI, connect to a local area network via Wi-Fi or hardwired Ethernet, and set up your stream by pairing the device to your relevant streaming accounts. The front display shows streaming status and pairing codes for setup. For additional tweaking, plug the HDMI output into a monitor and connect a separately available mouse or keyboard to the onboard USB ports. To keep things easy, the Webcaster X2 will automatically configure the H.264 encoding bit-rate for optimal performance based on the streaming platform and output resolution.