Canon Software Solution Allows Select EOS Interchangeable Lens Cameras to Function as High-Quality USB Webcam

koenkooi

EOS R
CR Pro
Feb 25, 2015
1,374
1,160
Hola there Genaro... Dónde está la versión Mac, dude?
If you need something now for MacOS have a look at Cameralive+CamTwist, it worked fairly well for zoom, hangouts and skype when I tried it 2 weeks ago, but it won't for for facetime.
The above is a bit clunky, so I hope Canon will release a proper MacOS version soon. And keep supporting and improving it.
 
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Ale_F

6D - 7D
Nov 22, 2018
68
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I read lot of pages and viewed tutorials for this.
The sum is the need of a CLEAN output by the cameras. Some recent camera does it and some oldest no.
In fact the +/- same list was reported by a HDMI import card solution producer.

You think this is not an important point?
Youtubers wants this feature for presentation and screen recording simultaneously.
 

gzroxas

Canon EOS R / Travel and Landscape
Oct 3, 2018
51
58
Italy
I don't know if someone can help me but I'm curious about the amount of data that is sent if I use a high res camera instead of a webcam. I need to hold some important presentations but my line kind of sucks, so I'm not sure if using something that records more data also mean much more data will be sent over the internet.
And btw with bad internet line I mean 4mbps download, 0,5mbps upload... in 2020....
 

Otara

EOS RP
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2012
392
183
Anybody manage to make this work with an EOS R? Installation and selection of the software works just fine, but I'm not getting the image through to the computer in either Teams or Zoom.
Works fine in Zoom for me with my R. Are you in video mode?
 

iheartcanon

5DmkIV
Sep 1, 2018
26
10
500px.com
Just set it up for my (Windows 10) desktop with my 5DmkIV. Was very simple. Tested with zoom while my son used my (Android) phone and we had a meeting.
Works great.
 
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LDS

EOS 5D Mark IV
Sep 14, 2012
1,681
219
Actually both Cameras work. See my update above.
What settings did you use? I'm trying with my 5DIII but only get a standard background image.

Found: you need to quit EOS Utility or it gets the camera exclusively, not the webcam utility.
 
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YuengLinger

Sufficiently Pixilated
CR Pro
Dec 20, 2012
3,101
1,364
USA
It's a bit shocking it took this long to unveil such an obvious feature. Cameras have been able to do tethered live view for years.
Really sour way to kick off a topic discussion. Yes, Canon has been properly shamed by your scolding.

Of course such functionality is suddenly on the minds of people stuck at home and wanting a more flattering, higher quality camera to use for Zoom, etc. Late to the party or not, I'm glad the higher end gear is being put into wider play. This will set new standards. How ridiculous so many TV "experts" and pundits look in the "up the nose" videos so common with laptops and tablets, from home with hideous lighting. Being able to use even a Rebel easily for streaming would be a wonderful improvement!
 
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AE-1Burnham

EOS 90D
May 22, 2013
100
11
Bergen, Norge
Anybody manage to make this work with an EOS R? Installation and selection of the software works just fine, but I'm not getting the image through to the computer in either Teams or Zoom.
Works fine in Zoom for me with my R. Are you in video mode?
Hi guys, I am also not able to get my EOS R to show an input, rather it just shows a placard saying, "EOS WEBCAM UTILITY BETA".
NOTE: I am in Norway and maybe this doesn't work outside of USA like it said in documentation..? Are you guys outside of USA?

Thanks!