Panasonic’s New App Lets You Use Its Mirrorless Cameras as Webcams

Since the rise of the Coronavirus-led lockdowns, video conferencing saw a huge increase in usage as individuals began to work from their homes. However, getting a good high quality image, throughout a video call is out of the question as most laptops include fairly basic (and inferior) cameras. In light of the scenario, major digital camera firms are actually serving to people use of the DSLR and mirrorless cameras as webcams to get a high-quality image throughout their video calls. We noticed Canon taking the necessary steps. Now, Panasonic stepped up and pushed an update to its Lumix Tether app that enables a consumer to make use of a Panasonic mirrorless digicam as a webcam.

Now, the Lumix Tether app continues to be in its beta form. It is mainly a software program that helps customers stream the live feed of the digicam (with some on-screen components) on a laptop or a desktop. However, with a latest update, Panasonic gave help to make use of the cameras in video conferencing platforms like Zoom or Skype.

It works by connecting the digicam to a laptop or a desktop through a USB cable. Users can then remove the on-screen components like the focus box and the management buttons to feed simply the video to an app like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). Then you may switch the video stream to any video-conferencing app of your selection. You can watch the video below to get more particulars on the right way to arrange your Panasonic camera as a webcam.

Now, unlike Canon’s software, the Lumix Tether app is at present solely out there for the Windows platform. So, Mac customers with a Panasonic mirrorless digicam will still have to depend on their FaceTime cameras.

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