If you’ve been working from home during this COVID-19 situation, you’ve probably had to join more than a few video conference calls. Many are using the webcam on laptops for video calls, or some are purchasing a proper webcam for these instances. However, in the photography community, it is now becoming more and more frequent that some are using certain DSLR or Mirrorless cameras wirelessly as a webcam using third party software. Why not use your camera if it’s capable of stream as a webcam? Many photographers are certainly taking advantage in order to speak with clients, go over the image review process or just to get in touch with friends and family.
Tether Tool Pro Karen Also was recently able to go completely wireless with her camera and the Air Direct. If you want to read more about her experience with and her shared tips and tricks using the Air Direct as a wireless video transmitter, go here.
To turn your DSLR or Wireless camera into a webcam requires a third-party software. Ecamm Live and Canon’s Webcam Utility are two popular solutions. Let’s go over a little more on each software.
Stream in HD quality with one click, using any connected mic and capture device, including your DSLR or mirrorless camera certain Canon, Sony, Nikon, Sony and other cameras. And when your broadcast is done, you’ll find a high-quality recording that has already been saved on your Mac.
Other great features that Ecamm Live
- Integrates with Skype for easy-split screen
- Puts the power of Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope, and Twitch video streaming at your fingertips
- Seamless Platform Integration—no complicated set up steps
- Multi-streaming abilities
- Share your screen function—choose to share your entire screen or just a particular or window
Learn more about Ecamm Live by visiting their website at https://www.ecamm.com/.
Canon EOS Webcam Utility
Still in the beta stage, Canon has recently released the EOS Webcam Utility software that lets you turn your camera into a webcam. Because the software is in its early stages, Canon is seeking feedback on the Canon Community forum, where you can also find some useful tips. You’ll need to download the software for your specific camera model, and the Canon site has all the links and instructions to help you get set up.
EOS Webcam Utility Requirements
• A camera that is compatible with EOS Webcam Utility software
• A USB cable to connect the camera to the computer
• A computer with an internet connection and an operating software capable of running said software
• Have either a Mac or Windows computer
Learn more about Canon EOS Webcam Utility by visiting their website.
To see if your camera is compatible with Ecamm Live or EOS Webcam Utility, visit our Find Your Software on the Tether Tools site.