Whether you’re connecting with loved ones or collaborating with colleagues from home, video streaming is now more important than ever. We’re excited to introduce Olympus’ OM-D Webcam Beta software! This free beta software allows you to use select OM-D cameras in conjunction with video conferencing applications.

OM-D Webcam Beta is compatible with the following camera models:

  • E-M1X
  • E-M1, E-M1 Mark II, E-M1 Mark III
  • E-M5 Mark II


Olympus’ OM-D Webcam Beta Software is Now Available for MacOS

Olympus is now offering OM-D Webcam Beta Software for macOS for use with various video conferencing and virtual meeting applications. Simply install the software on a Mac computer with macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra) or 10.12 (Sierra), and connect a supported Olympus camera using a USB cable.


Confirmed native Mac software:

  • OBS
  • Google Chrome (must restart Chrome after installation)

Follow These Step-by-Step Instructions to Get Started


  1. Download OM-D Webcam Beta.
  2. Open the setup.exe file and follow the on-screen instructions.


  1. Connect your OM-D and PC/MAC using the official USB-C tether cable provided with the original box. 
  2. Turn on the camera.
  3. Select Tethered USB Mode on the monitor. 
  4. Open your web conferencing application. 
  5. Go to your video preferences in the application and select ‘OM-D Webcam Beta.’ 

Getting Started with common applications?

This video will guide you through setting up OM-D Webcam Beta, as well as a few more common applications such as OBS, Zoom, and Teams.



OM-D Webcam Beta software does not output sound from the camera. Thus, the placement of the camera will not impact the proximity that may be necessary for broadcasting high-quality audio. Instead, the audio source can be the internal microphone on a laptop (as may more typically be the case) or a USB microphone. All Olympus LS-P recorders – like the LS-P4 – can be used as USB microphones for video streaming.

How to Set Up USB Audio with Your LS-P Recorder:

  • Connect the camera to one USB port, and the LS to another USB port.
  • Slide the USB connector slide lever in the direction of the arrow.
  • Connect LS Recorder to the extension cable.
  • Plug the cable into your PC/MAC
  • Press the MENU/SCENE button while the voice recorder is in stop mode.
  • Press the + or – button to select the [Device Menu] tab.
  • Press the `OK button to move the cursor into the list of setting items.
  • Press the + or – button to select [USB Settings].
  • Press the `OK button.
  • Press the + or – button to select [USB Class].
  • Select [Composite].  This will set the recorder to USB Audio Class.  The recorder will then be recognized as a USB Microphone/Speaker on the computer