Expanding upon Olympus’ July 1st announcement regarding the availability of OM-D Webcam Beta Software, Olympus is now offering OM-D Webcam Beta Software for Mac OS users, for compatibility with various video conferencing and virtual meeting applications, simply by installing the software on a computer with a supported operating system, and connecting a supported camera using a USB cable.
OM-D Webcam Beta software is compatible with five Olympus OM-D Models, the E-M1X, E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III and the E-M5 Mark II, utilizing the USB cable provided with the camera at purchase, and has been tested Mac native desktop applications: OBS, Google Chrome, and Zoom through Google Chrome.
OM-D Webcam Beta software is now compatible with Apple computers with macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra) or 10.12 (Sierra), and is easy to install. Simply download the installer from DL site, open the dmg, open the pkg, follow the instructions displayed, and restart your Mac. Once the software has been installed, connect any compatible OM-D camera to the computer utilizing the provided USB cable, turn the camera on, select the connection icon on the monitor, turn the web conferencing application on and select “OM-D Webcam Beta in the device settings menu in the application.
OM-D Webcam is now available for download and installation. It is available in the English and Japanese languages, only. Download link and installation procedures can be accessed at https://learnandsupport.getolympus.com/olympus-om-d-webcam-beta. Due to the pre-release nature of this beta software, it is not eligible for operational warranty or customer support.
The following video by Olympus Guru Lewis Speight will guide you through setting up OM-D Webcam Beta, as well as a few more common applications such as OBS, Zoom, and Teams.
Note that the OM-D Webcam Beta software does not output sound from the camera, so you’ll need to use an external recorder such as the Olympus LS-P4 recorder as a USB microphone attached to your computer.
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