Use your DSLR or Mirrorless camera with Zoom and other streaming apps

Kim Farrelly:

A fix for Zoom 5 blocking cameras and streaming with your DSLR or Mirrorless without a capture card.

Want to use your camera as a webcam with Zoom or another streaming app on a computer running Mac OS but you don’t have a capture card? Read on and watch the video to see how.

Farrelly has posted a fairly easy Youtube video on how to kludge together a process using the free CamLive and CamTwist software on a Mac. Hint: Try it without the Terminal trick/hack first. I did and it worked fine with Wirecast and my Nikon D600 (didn’t try it with Zoom). The biggest problem is it drained the camera battery fairly quickly. I was done after only a couple of hours.

Editor’s note: The Terminal trick in this article disables code signatures, which is a very bad idea. Don’t do it.