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In this article, you will learn how to make DSLR Camera as a Webcam Free. Not to mention, you already know that we cannot connect DSRL camera as webcam without third party software. However, You may find that there are many software in market which work great. But those are not free. Therefore, In this post I am going to show you complete procedure that how to make DSLR Camera as a Webcam. In reality, either you have Nikon or Canon camera. The following procedure will work perfectly. Therefore, don’t worry if you have any DSLR camera or having any model. Just follow these instructions. You will be able to use DSLR as webcam.
Why to Use DSLR Camera as a Webcam?
There are various reasons that you should use DSLR Camera as a webcam. As you know that DSLR camera is more expansive then a webcam. Therefore, buying DSLR camera and using it as webcam is a way too expansive. On contrary, there could be more available options, if you have DSLR camera and you need webcam as well. Than why should you not use it as webcam as well. The most amazing part of using DSLR is that it gives high definition quality as compare to so called HD webcams out in market. Moreover, You can replace the lens in your DSLR camera and make your webcam more organize according to your recording nature.
How to use DSRL as a webcam?
There are two methods where you can use DSRL as a webcam. And i will show you both methods to configure, install and use your DSLR camera as a webcam.
- In the first method, we are going to use Canon camera and with OBS. And you will see that it will work without any problem.
- However, in second method we are going to use DSLR webcam software. Where you can also use Nikon DSLR as webcam.
Also remember that you can use DSLR as webcam on Mac and Windows 10 as well. Therefore, if you are struggling to know how to use DSLR as webcam on mac. Then you are on right place.
1- DSLR Camera Configurations
In this method, You should install the the software of DSLR Camera. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will use Canon 550D. Therefore, using any Canon camera on your PC or Laptop. You have to install EOS utility. If you don’t know what is EOS utility and how to install it. Then go to Canon EOS Utility Software Windows 10 and download it for Free. However, I assume that you have already installed the software.
After installation, you have to connect your camera with USB cable to your computer either is mac or windows. the same procedure will apply.
When you will connect your camera to pc or laptop. Then a window will appears.
There you have the third option, Camera Sitting/Remote shooting. You have to click on that. Next you will get new window for all setting which in included in your camera. If you have to change the ISO, Shutter speed or aparture. You can easily do that with this window. However, after changing the setting you should click on Live View Shoot..
Here you will see that. Now you can preview your video on Remote Live View window. It means that you have successfully configured your camera. But, still there you cannot use it as a webcam.
i- Configure DSLR Camera as Webcam
In this phase, you are going to use your DSLR as a webcam. For that one you need one software which is called Free Braodcast Software (OBS). Click the download button from below to get OBS.
Further, you have to install the OBS Studio.likewise , the installation is same as you install all other software. You need to follow the steps carefully and install the software. After installation, you have to open OBS Studio. You have to follow these steps following.
Step 1. Under Scenes window you will find + Sign. Click on it.
Enter anything in the Name and press OK.
Step 2. Now you have to add Sources. For doing so you have to Click on + sign under Sources.
Step 3. Here you will get many options. But, you are going to select Window Capture.
- Then you have to write the Name of window anything which you.
- Finally click OK.
Step 4. Here you will get a new windows. At the bottom you will find Wndow drop down list. Click on it and select EOS Utility: Remote Live View Windows.
That’s It. Now you will find that. It is completely working find.
DSRL Camera as a webcam with Sparkocam
This method is way too simple. Further, you can use DSLR camera anywhere you want. For example, it will work on Facebook and Skype etc. However, Sparkocam is not free. You have to buy the software. But, don’t worry with the help of trial version. You can easily download and use all the features of Sparkocam with watermark. However, we have a method where can use Sparkocam effectively without noticing the watermark.
To get the Sparkocam you have to download it from the link below
How to install Sparkocam?
Here we will go through complete installation process. For the installation for Sparkocam, you have to follow these steps.
Step 1. Open the Step file. When it opens, the Welcome screen will appear. You have to click on Next. On second window License Agreement will display. You have to click on I Agree.
Step 2. Next it will ask about Destination Folder. Therefore, I recommend that you have not change anything and click on Install.
Step 3. The software will install and you have to click on Finish.
Now you are ready to start the software.
Congratulation you have your DSLR Camera as webcam.
DSLR camera is one of the best option using as a webcam. Because, I personally use DSLR camera for my online courses and as well as for you YouTube Channel. Further, i consider that buying a cheep DSLR camera is far better then the expensive webcam. Because with the help of DSRL camera you can get more high result which is perquisite on any online platform. Either you have gamer or online instructor. I hope you got better idea how to use DSLR camera as a webcam. moreover, if you want to add more information or you have any better source for idea you can add that in comment box below. We highly appreciate your comment, feedback and critics. Thank you.
DSLR as Webcam Video Guide
In this video, you will learn complete about the configuration of the DSLR as webcam.
1. Can I use DSRL as webcam Mac Version?
Yes you can use DSRL in any operating system. Either, you are Mac, Linux or Windows user.
2. Can I use dslr as webcam OBS?
Yes. Because, OBS is one of the best free Broadcasting software out there which is free. And you can use DSLR as a webcam without any problem .
3. Which Canon webcam software is good?
One and only Sparkocam. However, the drawback is that it is not free. Therefore, if you are looking for free software. Then the best choice is OBS for sure.
4. Can I use DSLR as webcam without sparkocam?
Yes you can use without sparkocam. However, you cannot use without software.