When the pandemic slammed into our shores a few years in the past, many people had been shoo-ed inside, doomed to countless Zoom conferences. On the time, Canon launched a beta of its EOS Webcam Utility, after which appeared to just about overlook about it. Till at the moment. In a ‘geez, Canon, this may have been useful two years in the past’ sort 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 ‘thousands and thousands 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 stage.’
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 in the event you actually wish to spotlight each pore and each stray eyelash, Canon’s received your, er, entrance.
The subscription model of the software program will set you again $4.99 per thirty days, or $50 per yr. It allows you to hook up a number of cameras, unlocks wi-fi connectivity, and offers extra digicam and content material management. It ups the framerate out there to 60 fps, and you’ll 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 had been vital to you, you may have 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 recognize. Canon.