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How to Use Your Panasonic Camera as a Webcam

Panasonic mirrorless cameras are impressive video machines, and every year they seem to keep getting better. Why not use your Lumix camera to upgrade your video calls and livestreams? Panasonic seems to agree, and that is why it has recently launched the Lumix Tether for Streaming (Beta) application, so you can easily and quickly get up and running.

Why Use a Panasonic Camera Instead of a Webcam?

If you want to look your best, you should be using your best camera. Phones, tablets, and other devices have stepped up their game when it comes to their onboard cameras, but that is nothing compared to a dedicated system like a Panasonic mirrorless. You get shallow depth of field, can add profiles to give a distinct look, and can use whatever lens you want.

Recommended Cameras and Equipment

Using Lumix Tether for Streaming (Beta) requires a Windows computer and the use of select Panasonic cameras:

You’ll need a USB cable for tethering, and it is highly recommended to use the one that came with your camera.
One final note is that this beta software is based on Lumix Tether (Ver. 1.7) and adds an additional display option for livestreaming. As a beta, there is potential to encounter bugs or occasional hiccups during use.

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