Nikon has just launched NX Studio, all-in-one software that lets you view and edit your photos, including both photos and video. It’s made to help you edit everything in one place, and it’s completely free for download, so let’s see what you can expect from it.
The Olympus OM-D Webcam Beta software that mysteriously stopped working on January 1st, just as the company completed transitioning its imaging business over to Japan Industrial Partners, has now returned with a new version, hosted on the Olympus Imaging website.
A reader on 43Rumors says that it’s the same download link as before, although the version’s been bumped up to v1.0.11 and has confirmed that it works with his E-M1 Mark II. As to whether or not there are any changes other than perhaps setting a new expiry date is unknown.
This is a strange one. Apparently, the Olympus OM-D Webcam Beta software that Olympus released to allow you to use your Olympus OM-D mirrorless camera as a USB webcam has ceased to function. As of January 1st, 2021, it just quit working without warning. And, sure, you can change your computer’s clock to trick it, but then that can potentially cause other issues if you want to actually use it.
Olympus has acknowledged the issue and says that their R&D team have identified the problem, with a new and fixed version of the software on the way “as soon as possible”. With the transition of “OM-D” from Olympus to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), though, who knows how long this may take. And who even owns the rights to the software anymore?
Hot on the heels of… well, everybody, Olympus has announced their new OM-D Webcam Beta software, which allows you to use select Olympus OM-D cameras with your computer and have it act as a webcam for things like streaming and video conferencing. It’s still in beta, so Olympus doesn’t guarantee its reliability, and it’s only available for Windows right now, but it’s a start.
It seems that despite Olympus selling off the camera side of the business, it is still business as usual, at least for now. If Olympus was just giving up entirely, then releasing this software (that they didn’t have to make) doesn’t make sense. So, hopefully, this bodes well for the future of the brand under new ownership.
Canon has just released EOS Webcam Utility Beta software that lets you turn your DSLR, mirrorless or PowerShot camera into a webcam. With most of us working from home now, the demand for webcams has increased immensely, so this solution could be great if you just want to use the camera that you already have.
The coronavirus has put around 1/3 of the world’s population in isolation, and many individuals and companies are trying to make it easier for everyone. So, after Adobe CC apps and whole Affinity suite, there’s now something for Mac users as well. Apple has extended the trial period of Final Cut Pro X, so you can now get three months of its video editing software for free.
Still haven’t found the photographer in your life that perfect gift yet? Want to avoid the big store queues but don’t think the local gas station’s supplies will be able to cut it? Well, how about some software? There’s no shipping to wait for, just buy and download – although some listings offer a CD/DVD option as well.
There are still a few Christmas and holiday deals going on, so why not check them out?