Using your A7 III as a Webcam

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Are any of you using your A7 III as a webcam? Do you have any tips for how you set it up and what software you are using, etc.? There are some articles and videos out there but I thought I'd check in with all of you on this. I'd love your tips and suggestions.
 

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Sorry, I know this thread is a little old now and you may have already found something. Sony did recently introduce some new software called Imaging Edge Webcam. The a7III is supported so I'd probably be trying this first.

 

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It works, though I had to try a few usb cables and ports!
I can never find the sony one, and for some reason it preferred the usb3 on the desktop to the usb2s.
Once that's sorted, It's almost plug and play. Put the camera into usb, remote control mode, and it'll pop up as an option for video in for example, zoom
 
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