After launching the EOS webcam utility beta tool for Windows last month, Canon has finally expanded the beta t…Read More
After launching the EOS webcam utility beta tool for Windows last month, Canon has finally expanded the beta to macOS. The webcam utility tool for Canon cameras allows users to connect their supported EOS cameras with the Mac computers and use it as the webcam. This will help users get a more clear, bright and sharp image compared to the existing 720p webcam on the Mac computers.
Just like the Windows version of the utility tool, it supports several EOS cameras including EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS 5D Mark IV,EOS 5DS,EOS 5DS R, EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 77D, EOS 80D, EOS 90D, EOS M50,EOS M200, EOS R, EOS RP and more.
However, according to the official Canon community page post, the utility only works with Google Chrome and web-based video conferencing tools such as the web version of Skype, Zoom, Webex, etc and there are few other things that one should know about this tool.
The tool does now allow users to use the EOS camera’s built-in microphone, so users will have to use the Mac’s built-in microphone or external microphone which may cause sync issues between the voice and video footage.
The Canon webcam utility beta for both Mac and Windows can be downloaded by heading to the “Drivers & Downloads” tab on the official webpage of the specific camera.
For example, if you own a Canon EOS 5D mark IV, then open Canon website and search the camera name, then head to Driver & Downloads section and download the Webcam utility tool after selecting the operating system.