Even videoconferencing is often better in the office. Perhaps you work in a building that has boardrooms outfitted with the latest HD telepresence cameras from Cisco, or something similar. But during the pandemic’s lockdown restrictions, you can’t access those facilities. You’re stuck videoconferencing with your laptop webcam, sitting at your kitchen table while trying to discourage your cats from jumping up.
Well, I can’t help you with the cat, but if you own a Canon DSLR, mirrorless, or PowerShot camera, I can help you upgrade that webcam quality. The next time you connect with your team for a video scrum on Microsoft Teams, not only will you have a great background, you’ll have professional-grade glass pointed at your mug.
Here’s how to get setup. First you’ll need:
Now to complete the configuration, you’ll need to follow the steps outlines in Canon’s helpful video:
Above: Canon demonstrates how to use EOS Webcam Utility Beta Software. Source: Canon USA.
Whether you just want to impress your work team during your daily video scrums or need to pull together a professional-looking webcast, using a Canon camera as a high-quality webcam is now easy to do. Give it a try and upgrade your remote-working game.
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