Panasonic has launched an official Lumix webcam app, as first spotted by PetaPixel. The software program, nonetheless in beta since its quiet release late last month, permits you to plug your digital camera into your Mac or Home windows machine and have it acknowledged as a video supply in apps like Google Meet and Zoom. Panasonic’s official software program replaces the workaround hack the corporate introduced back in June.
Panasonic’s workaround was crucial due to the webcam scarcity throughout early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. But it surely was way more cumbersome than a local app, requiring you utilize Panasonic’s hack to take away the tethering app’s overlaid interface after which direct the dwell feed from the digital camera by an middleman like Open Broadcaster Software program (OBS).
Fortunately, that native app removes all that fuss and you’ll head over to Panasonic’s website here to download it. Right here’s a information on putting in and utilizing it:
Now, you may simply hook up a Lumix digital camera through USB to your pc and the Lumix Webcam Software program app will assist your pc acknowledge it as an exterior digital camera supply to be used in videoconferencing apps, no middleman required. You’ll, nevertheless, want a supported Lumix digital camera, and you need to take a look at the chart Panasonic put collectively on its web site detailing which videoconferencing platforms it really works greatest with.
Right here’s the complete listing of Lumix fashions that work with the software program to this point:
- Panasonic LUMIX S1H
- Panasonic LUMIX S1R
- Panasonic LUMIX S1
- Panasonic LUMIX S5
- Panasonic LUMIX GH5S
- Panasonic LUMIX GH5
- Panasonic LUMIX G9
- Panasonic LUMIX G100 (coming quickly)