You Can Now Use Your Olympus Camera as a Webcam


INTRO: Olympus may need exited the camera business but the corporate remains offering support to its existing camera lineup. Last month, the corporate released an app for Windows PCs to use Olympus cameras as webcam. Now, the brand is rolling out an identical app in beta for macOS.

“Whether you’re connecting with loved ones or collaborating with colleagues from home, video streaming is now more important than ever. We’re excited to introduce Olympus’ OM-D Webcam Beta software! This free software allows you to use select OM-D cameras in conjunction with video conferencing applications,” wrotee the corporate .

Dubbed OM-D Webcam Beta, the software is compatible with the company’s E-M1X, E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III, and E-M5 Mark II models. The app supports macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra), and 10.12 (Sierra).

How to turn your Olympus camera into a webcam for your Mac - CNET

Getting started with the software is quite simple. All you’ve got to try to to is connect the camera to your Mac using the USB-C cable, turn on the camera, and follow the instructions within the application. You should select ‘OM-D Webcam Beta’ because the video input within the preferences in your preferred web-conferencing application. It is worth noting that you should choose Movie mode and set AF mode ‘C-AF’ for continuous autofocus during the session.

Olympus isn’t the sole brand to supply such official webcam apps. Over the past few weeks, leading camera makers including Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Fujifilm, and even GoPro has released official solutions to assist users utilize their shiny cameras to attend online meetings like a pro.

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