Panasonic has made the use of Lumix cameras as webcams much simpler
Panasonic has released a Lumix webcam app, though still in beta since its release last month, it can be plugged into Mac or Windows , and be recognized as a video source in online meeting apps like google meet and zoom.
Panasonic 's solution was necessary due to the lack of webcam during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. But it was much more cumbersome than a native app, forcing you to use Panasonic's hack to delete the overlay app interface and then direct live stream from the camera through an intermediary like Open Broadcaster Program (OBS).
Luckily, the native software eliminates all the chaos and you can go to the Panasonic website here to download it. Here's a guide to installing and using it:
Now, you can attach a Lumix camera to your computer via USB, and the Lumix Webcam Software app can help your computer identify it as an external camera source for use in video conferencing applications, no intermediary needed. However, you may need a sponsored Lumix camera, and you can check out the Panasonic map on its website outlining which video conferencing systems it fits better with.
Courtesy: The Verge