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

Joules

doom
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Jul 16, 2017
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I did just try it on Windows 10 with my 80D, works fine. I'm in Germany, so I guess the note about no support outside the US is literally about support, in case you need help.

Video resolution appears to be 1024 X 576 30p according to VLC. Not quite HD but the Quality from an APS-C sensor with the 35mm 1.4 Art is still much nicer than what I'd get elsewise. Blurring the background is another plus.

AF with face tracking works fine, you can even change the exposure while using it in this way.
 
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KrisK

EOS M6 Mark II
Jun 8, 2013
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Any Mac alternatives?

(I'm looking at alternativesto, etc., but thought I'd ask before diving into the list.)
 

michi

EOS RP
Jul 26, 2011
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12
Quick question. I remember talk about sensors getting hot when running extended video. Any chance this could overheat the sensor during long video sessions? I would hate to damage my expensive DSLR for this.
 

Joules

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Jul 16, 2017
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Quick question. I remember talk about sensors getting hot when running extended video. Any chance this could overheat the sensor during long video sessions? I would hate to damage my expensive DSLR for this.
This is nothing but using LiveView and sending it over to the PC. I doubt it would hurt the camera, even if it did generate too much heat.
 

AE-1Burnham

EOS 90D
May 22, 2013
102
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Bergen, Norge
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Hi Fred (and @Daner), yes I was able to come across some tips in Canon's support forum. What solved it for me was: quitting the EOS utility that pops up when you first plug in the camera. Also, it was important to use a supported cable (using USB-C to USB-C provided by Canon) and also I have extra trouble with my HP where USB-C ports choose to stop working when too many peripherals -- so there were several things working against me. However, I got it to work in the end and looks nice.
 

Antono Refa

EOS R
Mar 26, 2014
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I run double laptops simultaneously to better monitor users and chats, so I can choose between the webcam on my MacBook Pro and my Toshiba Portégé. As such, I know which webcam does a clearly better job.

I'm not changing OS for the webcam quality. For each his own.
 

Fran Decatta

EOS R6
Mar 6, 2019
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84
Already tryed it! works great. It comes at the best moment, Just bought a PC a couple months ago and I didn't purchase a webcam... now its complete :p
 
Jul 11, 2016
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I know the tutorial is very easy, but I must be dumb. Someone got this work with 5D Mark IV 1.2.1?
I have installed the software, rebooted the PC, set the camera to videomode, turned on the camera (the mirror goes up and the display shows image as usual in videomode).
I connect with the mico USB cable, the mirror goes down. The cameradisplay shows a PC symbol. In my explorer, I see the 5D Mark IV and I can access the CF and SD card. As long the camera is in this "pc mode", the camera itself is unusable.

And thats it. No webcam. I check device manager -> no webcam, I started Windows 10 camera -> no camera found, I checked Skype -> no webcam found.

I tried the same on a clean virtual OS, but still the same. What I am doing wrong?
 
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koenkooi

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Any Mac alternatives?

(I'm looking at alternativesto, etc., but thought I'd ask before diving into the list.)

See post #23:

 
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Apr 29, 2020
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This utility works with older models, but the AF isn't active. I've tested it on 550D, 7Di, 5Diii. I can understand that Canon would not wish to officially support older models which don't offer all the functionality, but its great that you can use it :) For most web cam use setting up the camera beforehand and leaving it fixed is absolutely fine. Thank you Canon, this is great!
If you're listening Canon, multiple camera support on one computer would be fantastic for live streaming with OBS.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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Mar 25, 2011
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I managed to get it working on my 5D MK IV and my EOS R. Then, I lost the formula for the 5D MK IV but the R works fine. Boy, did I have a lot to learn and figure out. I ended up using OBS because it was free and seemed to be powerful, overkill for me
 

JP Davis

EOS R
Jul 19, 2019
6
22
This is great.

I already have an Elgato Camlink 4K for my EOS R, so I don't need this. However, I have two buddies with M50s that didn't want to shell out for the Camlink who will greatly appreciate this.