Fujifilm India: “Using Fujifilm Cameras as a Webcam Possible Soon thanks to Plug-and-Play Firmware Update” and Pro Res RAW Video?

Did you listen to the 1 hour and 36 minutes long Fujifilm India live event with bad audio quality and half of it spoken in Hindi?

Probably not… but I did (you’re welcome) :).

I reported about it here already, when we talked about the Fujinon XF50mm f/1.0.

And trust me, everything else they said, you know already (smaller IBIS, longer shutter life etc).

I don’t want to waste your precious time, so let’s get to the point of the only thing, that was new.

In fact, there was one thing said, 1+ hours into the talk, that I thought deserves a separate article. And it’s the only really new thing of all the event.

When the Fujifilm India product team was asked about the use of Fujifilm cameras as a webcam, one Fuji guy answered (I quote):

Live streaming is getting very popular and of course important during the COVID-19 situation. We all need a camera which you can just plug-and-play.

I can not say about it definitely, but I have heard from the developing team that we are developing something and they are soon going to release a firmware. There will be plug-and-play, and the X series camera will become like a webcam.

Yes, I have heard they are working on it, but I have no confirmation at this moment. But definitely they are doing something. Something is cooking.

Much more vague the answer if there will be Pro Res RAW for video via ATOMOS. Basically a “we know about this demand but we don’t know if it will come“.

Let’s hope that’s correct and more accurate than what another Fuji guy said during the same event, claiming that the X-T4 processor is improved over X-T3, so X-T4 is faster than X-T3.

How to run a Fujifilm camera as a webcam at this point in time?

Well there are two options:

Let’s cross fingers this firmware comes soon!

Oh… and namaste!

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How to Use Your Fujifilm Camera as a Webcam for Free (No Need of Camlink 4K)

FR-reader Kim contacted me, letting me know about a workflow he established, in order to run his Fujifilm as a webcam during video conferences with Zoom, without any need of a capture card (like the very popilar Camlink 4K).

I made a video recently about how to use your Fujifilm camera as a webcam without a capture card (like the Camlink 4K). I thought some would fine it useful given the 4-5 week delay on getting a capture card lately.  Also is a method to get external webcam (the camera in this case) working on Zoom as I know that is also a bit of an issue for some.

It’s done over the UBS connection to a Mac (no PC as I no little of those things anymore) and works great. Totally free set up, once you have a Mac Fuji camera and a USB cable. I did a two hour Aikido class on Zoom last night and battery only dropped to 71%.

Though you might share this if you feel people out there might benefit for it.

Thanks Kim for sharing this with the Fujifilm community.

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