So you want to use your DSLR camera to capture a beautiful video feed and are wondering how. You've come to the right place. 

Due to everyone working from home since 2020, most major camera manufacturers have made Software that enables users to utilise their DSLR as a webcam.

Below you'll find the hyperlink to the major manufacturer's webcam Drivers.

Canon

Panasonic

Nikon

GoPro

Turning other DSLRs into a Webcam

If your Camera's manufacturer doesn't have webcam software, then you'll need to buy a USB capture device to turn your camera into a webcam. 

There are many devices that can connect to your camera via HDMI and then turn that feed into a webcam. One that we recommend is from Magewell and you can get Magewell here.

After you connect the camera with the USB capture device you can select it as a webcam in Crowdcast and can test out your webcam here.

 

Keeping the camera on

If you do use a DSLR, we recommend not relying on the onboard battery to keep the camera on as it may shut down while you're live. Most cameras have adapters that let you plug the camera into an outlet to keep it powered for many continuous hours. We recommend checking with your camera's model to find the appropriate power supply. 


Have questions or suggestions? Email us at [email protected]. Happy Crowdcasting! 🎥

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