When the pandemic slammed into our shores a few years in the past, many people have been shoo-ed inside, doomed to infinite Zoom conferences. On the time, Canon launched a beta of its EOS Webcam Utility, after which appeared to just about neglect about it. Till at present. In a ‘geez, Canon, this might have been useful two years in the past’ type of transfer, the corporate launched the EOS Webcam Utility Professional software program, so you’ll be able to lastly present up crisply high-def with Canon’s blessing.
Canon claims that ‘tens of millions of customers’ have already been utilizing the EOS Webcam Utility for streaming and conferences, and its ‘professional’ installment of the software program allows you to give the corporate cash (yay!) and ‘unlock unique options that take video communication and customization capabilities to the subsequent degree.’
Forgive the sarcasm; Canon’s EOS cameras are legitimately high-end and high-quality merchandise and its lens lineup continues to be world-class, so for those who actually need to spotlight each pore and each stray eyelash, Canon’s acquired your, er, entrance.
The subscription model of the software program will set you again $4.99 monthly, or $50 per yr. It allows you to hook up a number of cameras, unlocks wi-fi connectivity, and offers extra digital camera and content material management. It ups the framerate accessible to 60 fps, and you may push the video streams to a number of channels directly, corresponding to YouTube, Fb Reside, and others. The brand new software program additionally consists of format choices, watermarking, scene transitions, and different stuff.
Now, if these issues have been vital to you, you have got most likely already found the free OBS software program and a slew of different, paid-for options which have numerous levels of sophistication and have units. However, you already know. Canon.