I first bought the product to convert multi-camera video from a vision mixer via HDMI into a laptop running a Zoom meeting. It was a complicated setup, picture and sound, with lots of people in the studio. The Cam Link was one item that just worked perfectly, plug and play, without any setting up or any hitches. Much appreciated in that stressful situation! Since then the Cam Link has allowed me to use my professional camera as a webcam, and it just gives me the great advantages of better and more controllable images compared to a built-in laptop camera.