With so many of us broadcasting from our homes, you might be keen to know how to use your Sony alpha series camera as a webcam. Check out this quick and easy guide for how to make your Facebook Live streams and maybe Zoom conferences look a little more professional.
This short video from Chris Watkins runs you through a quick setup for making the most of your Sony a6x00 or a7 camera, taking advantage of a piece of software called OBS Studio. This open-source, free software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux allows you to record your screen and stream live, with the potential to broadcast to Facebook Live, should you wish.
In theory, you can also connect OBS to stream via Zoom, though there’s a plugin to install and you’ll have to dig through the forums to figure out how to get it set up. If you’re on a Mac, check out this excellent tutorial from the guys at Brand New Box.
From the comments, the process does seem a little buggy, and your success may be determined by your specific hardware setup. In theory, it’s also possible with other cameras and their proprietary software in combination with OBS. If you achieve any other combinations, be sure to post your results in the comments below.