cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

EOS Webcam Utility - shuts off then on every 30 minutes

thewong1024
Contributor

I have a Canon 7D Mark II and a Macbook running MacOS 10.15.7 running the 1.1 release of the EOS Webcam Utility.  I have the camera setup as a webcam and works great except for one new behavior.  If I'm in a meeting longer than 30 minutes, it'll shutoff almost exactly at 30 minutes for a couple seconds and then reconnect.  It sounds like it is power cycling.  In the Setting menu I already adjusted the Auto Power Off to disabled.  When I had the beta webcam utility, this wasn't happening.  Only really started noticing it after I updated it to 1.1.

 

Any thoughts on how to fix this?

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Try setting auto power off to 1 minute.

View solution in original post

20 REPLIES 20

bridge
Contributor

Me too. 7D Mark II firmware v.1.1.3 and auto power off disabled , MB Pro w/ Big Sur, webcam utility 1.0

 

Every 30 minutes camera disconnects and reconnects after a second or two.

 

 

bridge
Contributor

I just figured out that it doesn't cycle off every 30 minutes if there is no memory card in the camera. That's right, no card, no problem.

Still not working for me.  Are you taking out both the SD and CF card?  Also, what setting are you using for the camera (e.g. AV/P, live view mode, etc)?

Right, I don't have any memory cards in my camera. I'm in AV mode.

Try setting auto power off to 1 minute.

This fixed it!!!

Just came here to say, your solution works on my Canon T2i and thank you, you a true internet hero.

I tried this last week and seemed to work. Now with auto power off set to 1 min, the camera shuts off in 1 min. What am I missing here?

Very basic question. Does AV mode work for webcam use, if so how do i do this?

Announcements
01/18/2023: New firmware version 1.1.1 is available for EOS R6 Mark II
01/09/2023: Help ensure your autofocus is properly aligned with a Canon Precision Alignment
01/03/2023: Welcome to CES 2023!
12/08/2022: New firmware version 1.0.5.1 is available for EOS C70
12/07/2022: New firmware version 1.7.0 is available for EOS R5
12/07/2022: New firmware version 1.7.0 is available for EOS R6
11/22/2022: New firmware available for EOS R3, EOS R7 and EOS R10
11/16/2022: We're thrilled to be ranked among the Best Employers for Veterans in 2022 by Forbes.
08/31/2022: New firmware version 1.1.1 is available for RF 70-200mm L IS USM
08/09/2022: New firmware version 1.2.0 is available for CR-N 300
08/09/2022: New firmware version 1.2.0 is available for CR-N 500
07/14/2022: New firmware version 1.0.1 is available for CR-X300
06/10/2022: Service Notice:UPDATE: Canon Inkjet Printer continuous reboot loop or powering down
06/07/2022: New firmware version 1.3.2 is available for PowerShot G7 X Mark III
05/31/2022: Did someone SAY Badges?
05/26/2022: New firmware version 1.0.5.1 is available for EOS-C500 Mark II
05/26/2022: New firmware version 1.0.3.1 is available for EOS-C300 Mark III
05/10/2022: Keep your Canon gear in optimal condition with a Canon Maintenance Service
05/05/2022: We are excited to announce that we have refreshed the ranking scale within the community!
04/26/2022: New firmware version 1.0.1.1 is available for EOS R5 C
03/23/2022: New firmware version 1.0.3.1 is available for EOS-C70
02/09/2022: Share Your Photos is back!
02/07/2022: New firmware version 1.6.1 is available for EOS-1DX Mark III
01/19/2022: READY FOR ANYTHING EOS-R5 C
01/13/2022: Community Update. We will be retiring the legacy profile avatars on 01/20/2022. Click this link to read more.