MacVoices #21119: Jeff Carlson on Using Your DSLR As Your Webcam (2)

In Part 2 of our conversation with Jeff Carlson about using a DSLR as a webcam to improve your online meeting appearances, we finish up the hardware discussions and get into tips and techniques that will make you look better on Zoom, Teams, Skype, and too other services. Jeff also provides some options if the DSLR is out of your price or technical appetite, and reiterates the question of “how good do you need to look”? (Part 2)


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Author and photographer Jeff Carlson (@jeffcarlson, [email protected]) is a columnist for the Seattle Times, a contributing editor at TidBITS (, and writes for publications such as Macworld and Photographic Elements Techniques. He is the author of The Connected Apple Family, The iPad for Photographers, Third EditioniPad & iPhone Video: Film, Edit, and Share the Apple Way, and Take Control of Your Digital Photos on the Mac, among many other books. He believes there’s never enough coffee, and does his best to test that theory.  


Video call quality: webcam vs iPhone vs DSLR by Jeff Carlson on Reincubate

How to look your best on a video call by Jeff Carlson on Reincubate

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Mirrorless Camera with 12-32 & 45-150mm Lenses and Accessories Kit(Chuck’s camera)

Elgato Cam Link 4K

Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone

LEADNOVO Audio Video Capture Card, HDMI USB3.0 4K 1080P 60fps

BlueAVS Audio Video Capture Cards HDMI to USB 1080p USB2.0 Record via DSLR Camcorder Action Cam with USB Extension Cable

Dazzne D50 Desk Mount Video Light with C-Clamp, LED Studio Photography Light with Wireless Remote

10.2 inch Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand & 2 Phone Holders



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