How to use EOS Webcam Utility - Windows.

Article ID: ART176746 | Date published: 04/28/2020 | Date last updated: 05/26/2020
 

Description

EOS Webcam Utility is a piece of software that allows you to use an EOS (and some PowerShot) camera as a webcam. This will allow you to use it with your choice of streaming or conferencing software that accepts a video feed from a standard USB webcam.

Solution

To use your camera as a webcam all that is required is to install the EOS Webcam Utility, plug the camera in, turn it on (it is recommended that you use movie mode), and start the streaming or conferencing software of your choice.

You will be able to select the camera in the configuration area of your chosen software. This procedure will vary from software package to software package.

Note: Audio is not transmitted from the camera. Confirm that the another source (either a built-in microphone or a headset) is selected for audio.

This image is an example of what you will see in your chosen software package. It is not intended to be all inclusive of all packages and is just for illustration:


Once selected, the software will use the connected Canon camera as the video source.

If the following is displayed in a preview windows, or to other participants in the conference/stream, it is an indication that the camera is not being detected:
 

Note: Software specific menu/interface components have been obscured.
 
If this occurs, please make sure that the camera is plugged in via USB and that it is powered on.
Please see the following table for the list of compatible models, along with the USB cable required and the recommended AC Adapter:
 
Camera Model Suggested USB Interface Cable Suggested Optional AC Adapter Accessories
EOS-1D X Mark III IFC-100U (to USB C) (bundled) AC Adapter AC-E19 with DC Coupler DR-E19
EOS-1D X Mark II IFC-150U II (bundled) AC Adapter AC-E19 with DC Coupler DR-E19
EOS 5DS IFC-150U II (bundled) AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E6
EOS 5DS R IFC-150U II (bundled) AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E6
EOS 5D Mark IV IFC-150U II (bundled) AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E6
EOS 6D Mark II IFC-400PCU* AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E6
EOS 7D Mark II IFC-150U II (bundled) AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E6
EOS 77D IFC-400PCU* AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E18
EOS 80D IFC-400PCU* AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E6
EOS 90D IFC-600PCU* AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E6
EOS R IFC-100U (to USB C) (bundled) AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E6
EOS Rebel SL2 IFC-400PCU* AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E18
EOS Rebel SL3 IFC-600PCU* AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E18
EOS Rebel T6i IFC-400PCU* AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E18
EOS Rebel T7i IFC-400PCU* AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E18
EOS RP IFC-100U (to USB C)* AC Adapter AC-E6N with DC Coupler DR-E18
EOS Rebel T6 IFC-400PCU* Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 with DC Coupler DR-E10
EOS Rebel T7 IFC-400PCU* Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 with DC Coupler DR-E10
EOS M6 Mark II IFC-100U (to USB C)* Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 with DC Coupler DR-E17
EOS M200 IFC-600PCU* Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 with DC Coupler DR-E12
EOS Rebel T100 IFC-400PCU* N/A
PowerShot SX70 HS IFC-600PCU* N/A
PowerShot G5 X Mark II IFC-100U (to USB C)* N/A (Note: USB Power Adapter PD-E1 cannot be used at the same time as USB Interface Cable)
PowerShot G7 X Mark III IFC-100U (to USB C)* N/A (Note: USB Power Adapter PD-E1 cannot be used at the same time as USB Interface Cable)
*Camera does not ship with a bundled USB interface cable

Caution:
  • When using EOS Webcam Utility Beta software with your camera, the video source image will not be visible if the EOS Utility application is running as a background operation on your computer.  For EOS Webcam Utility Beta software to perform correctly, you need to “Quit" the EOS Utility application from the notification area (system tray).
  • While you are using EOS Webcam Utility Beta software with your camera, you will not be able to use the EOS Utility application. To use the EOS Utility application you will need to close your video conferencing application or deselect the EOS Webcam Utility Beta as the video source in the video conferencing application.
  • When using EOS Webcam Utility Beta software with your camera powered off, turned on from the off position during video conferencing or set to Still Photo Shooting mode, a black border may appear around the video source image.  We suggest EOS Webcam Utility Beta software be used with your camera powered on and set to Movie Shooting mode, if available.
  • When using EOS Webcam Utility Beta software with the EOS M50 camera, we suggest that the LCD screen be open and faced towards the user to achieve optimal performance.



 

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