Elgato Control Center

Elgato Control Center

Elgato Control Center

By Corsair Components, Inc.

Score: 2.8
2.8
From 45 Ratings

Description

Control Center For Elgato Key Light Designed to make advanced studio lighting easier than ever, Control Center gives you the freedom to command Key Light from your iPhone or iPad. Let there be light: Power up Key Light with a tap, and power down just as easily. Get brightness right: Adjust all 2500 lumens and 160 premium LEDs with a quick swipe. Tweak temperature: Refine your color reproduction and set the perfect mood in a snap. Sync multiple Key Lights: Control several Key Lights individually or all at once.

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Reviews

Manual IP add please

1
I just want to be able to put in the ip addresses which i configured on my router to be static. I have to use REST commands to be able to control them, not a great UX
By Johansenjuwp

Works...

3
It works most of the time, I would love to see Siri Shortcuts added though.
By cj89898

Good light, would be awesome with voice control

3
Please make this Siri/ Alexa enable
By Ndrewongfrhk

Needs Improvement

2
While l like the Key Light, I’ll probably end up returning it. I have a very difficult time getting the app to connect to the light consistently. I believe it’s because I have wifi range extenders and sometimes the light or my phone might connect to a range extender while the other connects to the router. For whatever reason the app can’t see the light when this happens. I’d also love to see either some automation or at least some defaults. For example I use a completely different setting in the morning than I do in the afternoon given the natural lighting in the room.
By LifeCraftedWell

Almost 5 worthy

4
I wish legato would add HomeKit support or Siri support to this app. If I bought the key lights I should have have to pay for stream deck mobile to get that functionality. Other then that I love being able to control my key lights from the app
By Yevinn

Wouldn’t pair until

4
After 4 hours of trying wouldn’t pair with my router. It would not show network in the new accessories window. Fortunately, I had a new router and when I installed that one it worked fine. Seems the problem is it does not work with 2 in 1 combo Modems/Routers. If you have one of those you may have a problem.
By SUser55521113

Needs More Features

3
I’m glad it controls my key light. However, it needs more features to make it much easier: 1. Siri Shortcuts to turn it on or off — something simple and easy 2. HomeKit — slim to no chance this will happen 3. Widget – simple as turning on and off; would be awesome to use from a locked screen, instead of unlocking iPhone and opening app Hoping Elgato will implement at least one of these features. Cheers!
By Retro-Classic-Rover

Usable, but massive wasted potential

2
This app connects to multiple Key Lights and provides simple sliders for brightness and color temperature. The light hardware itself works great, but considering how expensive the lights are, this disappointing app falls far short of what it should be able to do. A Link Accessory Controls setting lets you adjust all lights by moving one slider, but only sets all lights to the same value; after I set up an ideal lighting ratio between left and right Key Lights, dragging one slider did not preserve the ratio but set them both to the same value. There’s no way to save presets, so if you want to remember one or more light setups, you must write down the slider positions and apply them by hand…as if computers didn’t exist! Then I thought about automating the lights with something else, but the lights have no web browser access, no Siri Shortcuts support, and while HomeKit lighting scenes are increasingly popular with streamers, Key Lights do not support HomeKit (as of January 2021). Also, there appears to be no way to secure the lights on the network; it seems like they could be hijacked by anyone on the same LAN using the same app. The app creates the impression that it’s been crippled to make us all go buy StreamDecks to automate these lights, but we are not all going to do that. Corsair needs to step up; update the firmware and app for compatibility with HomeKit and other current automation workflows, making the software realize the potential of the expensive hardware. (This is a 2021 edit of my original 2019 review; since then I removed a star because over that time, no feature updates have addressed its shortcomings.)
By flowcontrol

intermittently crashes during launch

2
Every once in a while during a cold launch, it will immediately crash
By appleuser9538392

Lacks needed features

2
The light hardware is great, but there is no ability to use Siri Shortcuts. In 2021, this is unacceptable.
By breakerfallen

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