05-27-2020 09:14 PM
05-27-2020 09:28 PM
05-27-2020 09:33 PM
Not sure if you were aiming that question to me or not, about the EOS Utility, but on my 16" mbp it isn't even installed since I never use it.
05-27-2020 09:47 PM
I commented once, but it disappeared. Or at least I can't find it anymore.
Canon EOS M50 + MacBook Pro 16 (Catalina)
I initially had a problem where the video would freeze, return to the black Beta Software screen, then go back to video on an endless 15-second loop. Discovered that if you don't keep the video screen open on the back, the camera or some part of it must restart or re-establish the usb connection. The green indicator light on the top of the camera goes out while the video is functioning, comes on just as the video freezes, then goes back off as it loops back to the black software screen, then to the video again. Ideally, I'd like to not have to have the screen open, just in case I'm running the camera on battery for some reason. But, for most uses, it's probably not a deal-breaker.
The bigger problem: Sync. The video lags behind the audio in pretty much every app I've tried. Depending on the application, it's either just noticeable (Teams is close) or significant (StreamYard is unusable). Others have suggested and requested that the utility should be able to take its sound from the camera, rather than the MacBook. It would be interesting to see if that resolves the sync.
It's too bad, because the video looks great. Maybe the next version will work better with this camera/computer combo better.
05-27-2020 10:12 PM
05-27-2020 10:22 PM
Fyi, I got it working on my 16" mbp with Catalina and a 5d4. Someone else's comment about the EOS utiility got me thinking. I never installed it on my machine. What if it adds some USB support. I added the EOS utillity and made sure it could connect to the camera, and then quit it and made sure it didn't autostart. Fired up Google Meetings and it worked with the 5d4 just fine. Coincidence? Not sure. I did remove and reinstall the Webcam beta right before installing the EOS utility though.
Anyway, I'll test more, but that got me working.
05-28-2020 01:12 AM