Every crisis is an opportunity! And now we have a crisis that could be distributed on every corner, so I thought I’d take advantage of that and improve my home equipment and knowledge for video conferencing and video shooting a bit.
Why tackle iPad / iPhone as a webcam?
I’ve never dealt with it much and I just connected with a classic integrated webcam and lately there are a lot of those video calls and the quality is terrible (the webcam on the Macbook 2016 is a complete shit and really a hardware disgrace, no one wants it), so there’s room for improvement for sure 🙂
I found a nice app EpocCam that allows you to use the trampled cameras on iPhone / iPad as a classic webcam in Teams, Zooms, etc. It has several advantages:
- Image quality is completely different from integrated webcams.
- You can also use an iPhone microphone in the paid version.
- You can place the camera wherever you want and come up with a better angle of view.
- Possibility to connect by cable or Wi-Fi.
- Easy installation. One app on iOS, one app on your computer – that’s all.
- Works on both Mac and Windows.
- The app is free or you can purchase the PRO version for a one-time $ 20.
I have a paid PRO version, but it can work perfectly with the free version.
If you are solving the same problem, then the application is definitely worth a try.
P.S .: There are definitely a lot of similar apps for Android phones, but I have no personal experience with them.