Insta360 has posted a massive feature update today for the Insta360 ONE R. It expands the camera’s capabilities with several new features to offer new shooting modes, speed up your workflow and improve image quality and colour. Today’s update also comes with two very big (constantly asked for) features, too. You can now use the Insta360 ONE R as a USB webcam, and you can also live stream 360° video to YouTube and Facebook.
Okay, we all know that you can turn your fancy Fuji, Sony, Canon, Nikon, and other cameras into a webcam. But can you do it with something that is the opposite of fancy: a Game Boy camera? Well, yes, you can! Bernard Capulong aka berndog turned his game Boy camera into a fully functional webcam, and it’s as amazing as it is ridiculous.
Well, it was a matter of time. After announcing that you’ll be able to use the ZV-1 as a webcam, Sony has now officially launched the software. And even better, they expanded it to 34 other camera models. The Imaging Edge software is now out, and it lets you turn your Sony camera into a fancy USB webcam.
Recently, Nikon announced that they were going to be releasing a beta of their new “Webcam Utility Software” that allows certain Nikon DSLRs and Z mirrorless cameras to act as webcams when connected to a computer without any type of capture device. All you need is a USB cable. Well, Nikon has now finally released that software. Well, a beta of it.
I think this is the last of them now, but along with the new Nikon Z5, Nikon has also announced that they’re releasing the beta for a “webcam utility software” in August that lets you use “many” of its DSLRs and Z mirrorless cameras. The software will be free, and available initially for Windows 10.
Up until now, if you wanted to stream with a Nikon, you’re relying on 3rd party software like ControlMyNikon and then capturing it with OBS to fake a webcam device to use in Skype, Zoom, etc (similar to Panasonic’s current solution – for now). But it looks like Nikon is going to offer webcam capture device support directly with some cameras.
Panasonic has announced that their LUMIX Streaming (Beta) software is now available for the Mac. Unfortunately, it’s the same hacky workaround as it is on Windows. But it seems that the modified LUMIX Tether software is merely a stop-gap solution to help get people up and running quickly while Panasonic works on the real deal.
Yes, that’s right, Panasonic has also announced that they’re soon coming up with an actual software driver so that your computer (Windows or Mac) will see your Panasonic camera as an actual USB capture device. And there’s a new minor firmware update on the way for a number of Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras.
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.