Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, there has been a shortage of web cameras and other gear necessary for working from home. But now you can use your GoPro Hero 8 as a webcam. Thanks to the latest firmware update, all you need is a USB cable to connect the camera to your computer and start using it for video calls.
Fujifilm’s X Webcam software proved to be a big hit when it was released for the PC a couple of months ago and Fujifilm announced not too long ago that their X-T200 and X-A7 models would work as USB webcams for both the PC and Mac without any other software at all (as long as you installed a firmware update).
Well now, Fujifilm has released X Webcam for the Mac, allowing you to use your Fujifilm GFX100, GFX 50S, GFX 50R, X-H1, X-Pro2, X-Pro3, X-T2, X-T3 or X-T4 on your Mac over USB for live streaming or video conferencing with the likes of Skype and Zoom.
There’s been a big rush from manufacturers lately to let you use their cameras as webcams. Fujifilm recently announced their Fuji X Webcam software that essentially simulates a capture device from your camera’s live view – although, unlike Panasonic’s solution, it actually shows up as a capture device. Well, the big news is on that one is that it’s coming to the Mac next month.
But for Fujifilm X-T200 and X-A7 owners, there’s other big news. A new firmware update allows you to plug those cameras straight into your computer via USB and have them automatically detected as regular old USB webcams without the need for the Fuji X Webcam software. Oh, yeah, and that also works, right now, with a Mac.
Macs generally tend to hold their value quite well on the used market, but sometimes you just don’t want to get rid of your old computer when you get a new one. If you rely on photography for your income, having a backup can be vital, especially given the number of repairs and recalls Apple seems to have going on.
But if you don’t want to just leave your old Mac sitting there doing nothing while you work on your new one, you can turn it into a secondary monitor, thanks to the latest version of Luna Display and its new “Mac-to-Mac” mode.
With the exception of the Windows XP wallpaper, the macOS wallpapers from Apple are probably some of the most recognisable photographs out there today. Often, we sit at our screens, seeing landscapes like these, wondering what it would be like to see them in person.
YouTuber Andrew Levitt certainly thought that. So, he teamed up with friends Jacob Phillips and Taylor Gray and then sit off in search of those exact locations to recreate the images for themselves. And, they documented the trip so the rest of us could tag along.
If you still run an older version of Windows or MacOS and use Adobe CC programs, we have some bad news. Adobe has announced that the next major Creative Cloud update will no longer support older versions of operating systems, such as Windows 7, 8 and even some versions of Windows 10.
MacOS 10.13 High Sierra was released back in September 2017, but Wacom users who upgraded noticed that their tablets wouldn’t work. Wacom has approached DIYP to let the community know about the latest news: they have released a further driver update that lets your tablet work with High Sierra MacOS system software.[Read More…]
This isn’t so much a photography related post, but a PSA for photographers, video professionals, or anybody else who uses a Mac. If you’ve updated to the latest version of High Sierra – 10.13.1 (17B48) – prepare yourself for a shock. This is a big one.
It turns out there’s a big gaping security hole that allows anybody with physical access to your computer to get root access to your entire system. And it doesn’t take any kind of “hacking” skill at all. While Apple will no doubt fix it quite quickly there is something you can do to resolve the issue yourself in the meantime.