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Today we are talking about how to use your Fujifilm camera as a webcam.
Some of you have asked how to do this and there's some definitesteps you need to take if you wanna use your Fujifilm camera for things like Skype oronline video meetings.
Why would you want to use a DSLR or a mirrorless camera in the first place instead of just a webcam? The first reason is quality.
There is no webcam on earth that can look as good as the video from say, this beautiful35 millimeter F2.
So choice of lenses is a big factor.
You also have much morecontrol over picture quality, audio quality, color balance, et cetera.
And the quality of yourvideo and audio matters.
Especially if you're inthe photography business say, doing an online meeting with clients.
Nothing is more unprofessional than a shaky webcamwith awful crappy audio.
I call it S.
A, shaky webcam with awful crappy audio.
Don't want that.
So, how do we use aFujifilm camera as a webcam? First off, you need to be sure that your Fujifilm camerahas a mini HDMI port on it.
Obviously the X series cameras such as the X-T2, 3, 4 X-H1, X-Pro, all of those have them.
Not only do you need an HDMI port, but you also need to besure that your camera can output what is called clean HDMI.
This means HDMI that doesn't have the menu information in it.
You don't see the camera settings in it.
It's just pure, clean HDMI with no menus.
If you're unsure if your camera has this, do a Google search for your camera model and then put clean HDMI output after that in the Google search.
I can tell you that a number of the Fujifilm X series cameras such as the X-T2, X-T3, X-T4, X-H1 do offer this feature.
Now, the second thing you're gonna need is some way to poweryour camera continuously without using these crappy two second lasting Fujifilm batteries.
So for the X-T series youcan use the battery grip and simply plug that into the camera and then the battery grip into the wall and you're good to go.
If you don't have a battery grip, you can get this dummy battery which plugs into the camera and then this plugs into the wall.
I'll have a link to bothof these down below.
The bottom line is that youcannot be using batteries alone as obviously you don'twant them running out in the middle of your video webcast.
The third thing you're gonna need is a mini HDMI to regular HDMI cable.
I own a lot of these and probably the best bang for the buck is the AmazonBasics orCable Matters HDMI cables.
I'll have a link to those below as well for the ones that will work.
The fourth thing that you're gonna need is an HDMI video capture device.
This is a device that is connected between your camera and the computer.
And it basically takes the signal from the camera and translates it such that your computerthinks that a webcam is attached to it.
For today's demo, I'm gonna be using and recommending the Elgato Cam Link 4K.
I think overall this is the best one.
However, I will have linksin the description below to some other brands as well.
Once you have the HDMI capture device, you then connect your camera to the device and then you connect the device to your computer through the USB port.
Okay, so now you haveyour camera connected to your computer viathis HDMI capture device.
Next you need to make some very important setting changes within the camera menu itself.
I'm gonna demo this on the X-T3, but the process is very similar if you have different Fujifilm cameras.
The first thing you aregonna wanna do absolutely is go into your Power Management settings and make sure that AutoPower Off is set to Off.
You don't want the camera powering down in the middle of your webcast.
The next thing you wanna check is in the Video Settings, make sure that HDMI OutputInfo Display is set to Off.
The reason I had to change cameras was because when I switched it off it disconnected it from my demo screen so I had to use the phoneto show you the setting.
Next setting you wanna makeis 4K HDMI Standby Quality.
For that if you are using the cam link you're gonna wanna set that to 4K.
If you don't see your camera recognized in your video meetingsoftware on your computer, try toggling this setting to FHD, it may fix the problem particularly if it onlyaccepts 1080 input.
I recommend also turningon Face/Eye auto detect, you'll find that in your Video Settings, simply have it, Eye Auto.
I also like to put the camera in C, continuous auto-focus mode.
And the rest of the settings on here are basically the same exposure, color balance, et cetera, that you're already used to.
And that's the great thing about it is whatever settings you make on here will carry over into your video webcast.
Okay, so now I've connectedthis studio camera that you're seeing me through right now in the same manner thatI just described to you.
What I'm going to do now is I'm gonna open upSkype on this computer and see if it recognizes it as a webcam.
Now I'm gonna show yousomething really cool.
Okay, so I have Skype open right here, inside your meeting software, whether it's Skype or Zoom, you have an area where you can select your video sourceand your audio source.
So in this case I'm gonnaselect my video source, and there it is, Cam Link 4K.
And here we go.
Okay, it's working.
Here's what I can do.
I've selected Cam Link 4K, but I could choose a different webcam.
So I have a webcam right there.
So I could say, this one and then boom, it changes to this webcam right here.
And as you can see, thequality just isn't as good.
But now I'm gonna go ahead and switch it back to the Cam Link.
That is now my Fuji thatyou're watching me on now.
Remember, I have not pressed the record button on the X-T3.
It's not recording anything.
It's not recording to SD.
It's just sitting there on.
So theoretically, I could leave this camera on for hours as long as it's plugged in and it's not set to auto turn off.
But check this out.
I'm gonna walk over here.
Alright, now let's change the Film Sim.
Let's see if we can do that.
I'm gonna go ahead and I'm going to presson my shortcut for that.
And let's change it to, I don't know, the black and white one we all love.
Okay, let's try that.
Alright, now we're in black and white.
(laughs) Alright, let's turn everythingon and see if it works.
Okay, oh my goodness, check it out.
Look at that.
Okay, so it works.
If you change the FilmSim on the Fujifilm, when you have it connected as a webcam that will affect the picture.
And so you can use theseFilm Sims for your webcam, or you can create your owncustom color balance profile.
Very, very cool neat little trick you probably didn't know about.
Now as far as audio goes, your camera will be recording audio from the internal microphonebuilt into the camera.
That being said, most webcam programs like Skype, zoom, et cetera will default to your computer's microphone and in many cases that might work for you.
But if it doesn't sound thatgood don't skip on this step.
Nothing ruins good videomore than crappy audio.
I see this all the time.
The number one tip for good audio is to get the microphone asclose to you as possible.
So if your camera ismore than a few feet away or if your computer's builtin audio sounds terrible, then get yourself an external mic and plug it into the externalmic jack on the camera or you can plug it into your computer and select that audio source.
So for example, if it says default device, that would be whateveraudio source your computer is normally capturing audio from, but I can change it to Cam Link 4K.
And if I do that it is then going to use either the camera's built in audio or it will use an external microphone if you have it connected tothe output jack right here.
Does that make sense? Lastly, you could pick another microphone that you have connected to your computer through USB and that is a great option.
I will have a link downbelow to some microphones that you can use eitherto connect directly to your computer with USB or to connect to your camera.
The bottom line here is that you wanna try and have as professional of videoand audio setup as you can, if you're gonna be meeting with clients.
You may decide thatpurchasing a good 1080p webcam is the best way to goand avoid all the hassle of trying to use your highend mirrorless or DSLR camera.
But no matter what setup camera or system that you're using, make sure that you have good audio, good lightingand some attention to camera placement andwhere you are in frame and even what's behind you.
That will go a long way toward making your online video sessions a lot more professional.
I really hope you enjoyed this video and found it helpful.
If you did, please giveit a like and subscribe, and I will see you againin another video real soon.
Over and out.
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