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Olympus OM-D Webcam Beta

Use your OM-D camera as a webcam for streaming.

Whether you’re connecting with loved ones or collaborating with colleagues from home, video streaming is now more important than ever. We’re excited to introduce Olympus’ OM-D Webcam Beta software! This free beta software allows you to use select OM-D cameras in conjunction with video conferencing applications.

OM-D Webcam Beta is compatible with the following camera models:

  • E-M1X
  • E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III
  • E-M5 Mark II

Follow These Step-by-Step Instructions to Get Started

1. Installation:

2. Usage:

  • Connect your OM-D and PC using the official USB-C tether cable provided with the original box.
  • Turn on the camera.
  • Select Tethered USB Mode   on the monitor.
  • Open your web conferencing application.
  • Go to your video preferences in the application and select ‘OM-D Webcam Beta.’

OM-D Webcam Beta software does not output sound from the camera. However, all Olympus LS-P recorders – like the LS-P4 – can be used as USB microphones for video streaming.

How to Set Up USB Audio with Your LS-P Recorder:

  • Connect the camera to one USB port, and the LS to another USB port.
  • Slide the USB connector slide lever in the direction of the arrow.
  • Connect LS Recorder to the extension cable.
  • Plug the cable into your PC/MAC
  • Press the MENU/SCENE button while the voice recorder is in stop mode.
  • Press the + or – button to select the [Device Menu] tab.
  • Press the `OK button to move the cursor into the list of setting items.
  • Press the + or – button to select [USB Settings].
  • Press the `OK button.
  • Press the + or – button to select [USB Class].
  • Select [Composite]. This will set the recorder to USB Audio Class. The recorder will then be recognized as a USB Microphone/Speaker on the computer.

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  • In french please ! "at this time, OM-D Webcam Beta software is compatible with Windows PCs only." Why not on MacOs ?
  • When can a MacOs version for EM5 mkIII be expected ?
  • Good morning - are you aware that the webcam driver has stopped working due to a date issue? I.e. as soon as 2020 rolled over the driver stopped working - the only work-around is to roll back the date and time on the PC (I am using windows 10) to 2020. Please fix this as soon as possible as it has rendered all my webcams useless. Many thanks - the driver is excellent when working.
  • Agrees with ns6022. Make this simple update alternatively tell us if you will not do it so we can use other technology (which would be very sad...).
  • Hello. I had tried to use this on New Year's day, as it is far superior than my on board camera. But I found the black screen and no control operations on all PC's I have it loaded. Thanks ns6022 this does make it work to change to 2020! Any sign this can be sorted?
  • JeanlouisHenry and Robkol - notice there has been a MacOS download for some time. Also it's mentioned elsewhere that it's 'supported'. As far as a Beta is supported at least. Go to the downloads and you will the MacOS file.
  • Hi - wrote to Olympus support and they advise that v1.0.1.1 of this Beta is available. Just go to the normal download page as above and install over the top (for Windows at least). Fixed it for me. No details seem to have been put on the web page and no update to the Beta status so you would never realise it's changed/fixed.
  • Hi, Using the OM-D as Webcam, can someone tell me the best way to set the focus if the camera is out-of-reach from where I sit? Is there any kind of auto-focus that can be set (without the need to push the shutter button half way down)?
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