Panasonic will facilitate the use of mirrorless cameras as webcams

THE Panasonic announced that it will facilitate the use of its professional mirrorless cameras as webcams through connection with a USB cable and with the application Lumix Tether. So far, the app could only be used to view a live image of the camera with a focus box and some on-screen controls in addition to, of course, transferring photos from the gadget to the PC.


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With the update, the Japanese manufacturer will allow an image to be sent to the computer without the user interface elements. With this, the video feed of the professional camera can be received by an application such as OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) and passed on to the videoconferencing software.

Official website: Lumix Tether for Streaming Beta

According to Panasonic, the new version of the application is only available for the Windows operating system. In addition, it is compatible with the following models: DC-GH5, DC-G9, DC-GH5S, DC-S1, DC-S1R and DC-S1H.

Official website: Panasonic DC-GH5

THE Canon and the Fujifilm already offer applications that allow you to use your mirrorless camera as a webcam via a USB cable. S that, as the website explains The Verge, These companies offer the benefit of sending the image directly to a call from zoom, without having to use an intermediate program like OBS.

Remember that Canon offers applications for both Windows and Mac, while Fujifilm s supports the company's operating system Microsoft. To top it off, neither Sony and either Nikon offer native solutions for using your professional cameras as webcams via a USB cable.

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Check below the minimum requirements for streaming with your Panasonic camera: OS: Windows 10 (32-bit / 64-bit)CPU: Intel 1GHz or higherScreen: 1024 x 768 pixels or moreRAM: 1GB or more (32-bit), 2GB or more (64-bit)HD: 200MB of free space or more for installationInterface: USB 3.0 / 3.1

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