07-06-2020 01:32 PM - edited 07-06-2020 01:33 PM
THANK YOU Canon for doing this, it's very cool. 😎
The driver seems to create a virtual webcam that I can choose in Hangouts, Zoom, Quicktime, etc, but my camera doesn't talk to the computer and I only ever see this screen:
USB cable plugged into Anker USBC hub (also tried it directly into USB2 port)
Wifi on the camera is turned off
The camera says "Busy" any time I try any of the menus with the USB cable connected. But the webcam driver doesn't provide any video.
Are there any other things I can try?
07-07-2020 03:13 PM - edited 07-07-2020 03:57 PM
I just got my M200 working - it works in Zoom, CamTwist, Hangouts.
Wifi is enabled, but the "Video Snapshots" feature has to be turned off
I noticed that this feature has to be off for Wifi to be enabled, which made me think it might interfere with the camera making external connections while it's active. Disabling it fixed the problem right away. It's working well with only a fraction of a second lag on the video.
Edit: It also works in OBS. 👍
07-07-2020 04:14 PM
07-07-2020 05:49 PM
Just registered to add another data point.
Setup: brand-new M50 + macbook (usb-c / 3.0 capable) + EOS Webcam, video lag is anywhere between 250ms - 500ms
As of July 7th, EOS Webcam + M50 is un-useable in its current form for videoconferencing due to lag.
Unfortunately, video lag causes a sync issue that is especially psychologically damaging to humans, NYT had a good writeup: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/sunday-review/zoom-video-conference.html
I commend Canon in their efforts to develop workable webcam software, and while EOS Webcam is not there yet, it should be technically possible even with USB 2.0 on the M50 to get performance to an acceptable level, keep trying and good luck!
It is my understanding that the extent of the sound delay may depend on what type of microphone you are using. USB microphones seem to be reported as being in better synch than the built-in microphone, or one that plugs into a mic input.
07-08-2020 02:07 PM
I have a Rebel T6s camera, I downloaded the software on my catalina mac and only the black screen appears, but the image is not seen. What I can do? or is there a version that is compatible with this camera model? Thank you.