Olympus has just announced that it is extending its beta webcam software to Mac users, allowing them to connect their Olympus cameras to their computers as a web camera. Previously, this software was only available for Windows users.
Though Olympus announced that it was exiting the camera business (due to smartphone cameras dominating the market), the company is still making sure to leave a lasting impression on its customers. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unbelievable demand for webcams.
People regularly using their camera for meetings while working from home has led to software like Ecamm Live taking off, allowing users to connect their DSLRs via USB or HDMI (through a streaming card), and use it as their front camera for their computer.
However, only five Olympus cameras support this new feature. You’ll need one of the following models: E-M1X, E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III or E-M5 Mark II. The company says the software has been tested with Google Chrome, Zoom, and OBS (a very popular streaming software).
If you don’t have an Olympus camera, you can still use any DSLR with either a micro-USB slot or HDMI out with software like Ecamm Live (monthly subscription). Using a professional camera during meetings definitely ups your video call game.
You can try out Olympus’ software here, if you have an Olympus camera.
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Source: The Verge