CANON INTRODUCES NEW ERA FOR ITS EOS WEBCAM UTILITY SOFTWARE, BRINGING NEW POSSIBILITIES TO SUBSCRIBERS
Taking Video Conference and Live Stream Capabilities to the Next Level, the Value-Adding Subscription Version Unlocks Exclusive Features
MELVILLE, NY, November 9, 2022 – By enabling several of Canon’s extensive lineup of EOS cameras to provide high quality video for virtual meetings and other live streaming applications, EOS Webcam Utility software was a lifeline when it was released in early 2020, when video conferencing was imperative for business operations and everyday communication. Since then, virtual video has become vital in everyday life and Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to unveil EOS Webcam Utility Pro, which extends upon the success of the original software, bringing video conferencing and live streaming capabilities into an exciting new era.
The original EOS Webcam Utility software was downloaded for free by millions across the globe, with numbers rising daily, as hybrid work has become the new normal. When developing this enhanced version of EOS Webcam Utility software, Canon listened to users’ concerns and preferences found through the original version and has incorporated comments and feedback that were heard through social media, customer comments and media inquiries.
EOS Webcam Utility Pro adds a subscription that provides the option to unlock extensive new capabilities ranging from multiple camera connections, wireless connectivity, greater camera and content control, high-res upscaling in full HD mode, a maximum frame rate up to 60fps, the ability to output to multiple channels simultaneously and more. For vloggers, gamers, news anchors, cooking influencers, and the many others who rely on video, having multiple camera set-ups (like a front, side, and top-down angle) can be the key to providing more detail to the viewer. For live streamers, running multiple channels at the same time can help them reach larger audiences across YouTube, Facebook Live, and other key social and streaming channels.
There are also various settings that improve customization possibilities including various layout options, transitions between scenes, and watermark insertion, which can help users preserve the ownership of their content. Whether it is for personal or professional use, these new features can take video quality and capability to the next level.
The basic features of EOS Webcam Utility Pro software, which allows users to utilize many EOS cameras as high-quality webcams with popular web conferencing applications, will be available for free, while paid subscriptions to EOS Webcam Utility Pro, which unlock many additional special features, including, but not limited to the items mentioned above will be available with a monthly subscription for $4.99 per month or an annual subscription for $49.99 per year – both options offer a 30-day trial period. The software will be available exclusively to customers in the U.S.A.
To learn more about EOS Webcam Utility Pro and how to download and subscribe, please visit https://www.usa.canon.com/cameras/eos-webcam-utility.
Or even the free webcam tool + OBS. Other than multiple Canon cameras, I'd say it offers nothing. When we all got forced to remote meetings, I quickly learned that OBS virtual camera happily works the free Canon webcam utility and will feed a cropped and upscaled video to Teams, Zoom, WebEx, etc.
Unless you want multiple Canon cameras hooked up over the subpar USB method, this offers nothing that OBS doesn't have for free. And, if you do need multiple cameras, I'd imagine you're running capture cards and would just use HDMI off the cameras to get full-resolution video, not the "digital upscale" from the paid Canon software.
This is also probably too late. After trying Apple's "Continuity Camera" with Ventura and an iPhone 14 I don't think I'll use a Canon as a webcam ever again. It blows away the 6D2 with 35/2 over Canon's USB software for quality and convenience even in low light. Using Continuity Camera is so smooth -- it's the most "Apple" or "It just works" feature I've used since Snow Leopard. There are no cables to mess with, the Belkin clip is simple and fast (or you can use any regular tripod) and the video off the new iPhone's is excellent. Add in Centre Stage or Portrait Mode if you want it, and it's a slam dunk.
Well, wireless video is nice of course but the battery won't last long enough to really matter. At least not with constant autofocus. And what's the point of a wireless webcam of it won't autofocus?
The software was fine in a pinch when we needed something to use as a webcam, but there\'s no way you would use upscaled 720p if you were serious about content creation.
@Daner you'll get 1080p30 when using UVC on the R6II, which should beat the almost-720p you're getting currently.
The 'cloud denoising', DPP Express and now this feel very similar to that. A good idea, but very few people in the target audience will pay for it.
shame on you Canon... I\'m stunned.