Sony has now released the Mac version of the Imaging Edge Webcam software, which allows you to use thirty-six of Sony’s A&E interchangeable lens cameras and fixed lens cameras as webcams on your computer.
Sony first released the software in August, but it was only available for Windows at the time. The list of compatible cameras has not changed since the first release of Windows, but provides benefits for both newer and older (you hear that, Panasonic?) Cameras.
The new Mac version of the software supports macOS 10.13-10.15, and Sony is taking note to make sure all your drivers are up to date with the latest versions. They also say that although an operating system may be supported, the software is not guaranteed to run on all computer configurations.
The instructions for setting it all up and running it are available here, but it’s really about connecting the camera to your computer via a USB cable and running the software. However, some cameras are a bit fun and require you to put them in auto mode when you load the software and then switch to movie mode after it runs. But it’s better than not being able to use the camera as a webcam.
There are still some devices, like the original Sony A7 and A6000 that are not supported, but you can still use these as a webcam with a standard $ 15 USB HDMI capture device without requiring any other software.
Sony’s Imaging Edge Webcam software is now available for both Mac and PC and can be downloaded here.