05-27-2020 02:34 PM
We heard you, Mac fans! The Mac version of our EOS Webcam Utility Beta software is now available.
We’d love to know what you think of our beta Mac software. Once you’ve had some experience with it, share your feedback below to get tips and tricks from our support team.
Caution Notes/Tips: Using EOS Webcam Utility Beta Software
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05-27-2020 04:11 PM
05-27-2020 05:34 PM - edited 05-27-2020 06:18 PM
So I was super excited about this coming to Mac. I've been using it on Windows for awhile now, both on a separate PC and via a VMware program called Parallels on my Mac. I have Canon 70D (and therefore use a USB 2.0 A to Mini-b cable), so it shouldn't work based on the cameras suggested. However, it actually does work and connects flawlessly on both Parallels and my PC. What it's not doing is connecting to my Mac on Catalina. I have one program (Streamlabs OBS) that's able to list it, but for some reason it doesn't show any feed - it's completely black. I do see some of the programs listed above as not being able to list or permit the software to function - of course those don't list it. I really don't understand how it's able to be picked up by the Parallels program which is running Windows 10 on my Mac, and I'm plugging it in directly. Yet, it's not detected on the Mac and Catalina OS alone?
Update: I actually got it to connect on Streamlabs OBS on the Mac. I checked out Chris Ogden's suggestion for downloading the Cascable Pro Webcam and it seems installing it kickstarted the EOS Webcam Utility to function on Streamlabs OBS. So far this is the only program I can get it to work on.
05-27-2020 05:43 PM - last edited on 05-27-2020 05:53 PM by SamanthaW
Thanks for trying (to create Mac version).
However, not much use since it does NOT work with the platforms that use webcams? (NOT compatible with ZOOM!?! Facetime, Sky, WebEx, Safari).
Perhaps you want to look at Cascable WebCam, which seems to work much better? [Removed 3rd party link per Forum Guidelines]
05-27-2020 06:08 PM
Works with my MacbookPro 2018 macOS 10.15.4 and Canon EOS RP. Discovered and Works with CamTwist, OBS, MimoLive, but not Quciktime... USB-C to USB-C.. Excellent first try...
05-27-2020 06:16 PM - edited 05-27-2020 06:23 PM
I just tried it and it worked fine with my Canon EOS RP. I followed the instructions and quit the EOS utility before trying it. It took a few seconds for a picture to appear after I selected it as my camera.
The "codesign" workaround that has been widely circulated online allowed it to work with both Zoom and Skype For Business for me.
Previously I had been using my RP as a webcam with Camera Live and Camwist. I could never figure out how to make autofocus work with Camera Live, so I always used manual focus. Autofocus appears to work fine with the new utility.
Thank you for releasing it!
05-27-2020 07:29 PM
I've had it installed now. When I go to Quicktime, this is what I get:
I am using a Canon EOS m50. So I don't get the actual lens view at all.