I want to use my Canon 60D as a webcam. I have tried using CameraLive2 and CamTwist as outlined here:


It seems to disconnect after a few seconds.

I’ve seen other methods that basically screen capture the output of the EOS Utility app, but this wastes a lot of screenspace and is quite hacky. Is there a better way just using software? I’d rather not buy an HDMI blackmagic adapter box if I don’t have to.

Can the magic lantern firmware help with this? I’ve updated to the latest Canon firmware on the 60D but it didn’t help.

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From what I have found, using Canon 60D on Mac has the following challenges:

  • There's currently no listed EOS Webcam Utility for Canon 60D on Mac. There do seem to be some people succeeding with workarounds by installing drivers for similar Canon models (e.g. 77D) - but I was not successful. --EDIT: As of 2020-11-11 there are now drivers available for 60D on Mac.
  • Using micro-hdmi and a USB capture card, after flashing my 60D with the latest Magic Lantern firmware I was able to get 'clean hdmi' output, but was only able to get 480p output (instead of the almost-1080p output that should be possible).

You could perhaps have more luck with https://github.com/v002/v002-Camera-Live or waiting until updated Webcam utility drivers are released that support the 60D.

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