iPhone’s have a high-quality camera due to which it is one of the leading brands today. An iPhone camera could be used for professional photography in absence of DSLRs, but there is another use of an iPhone camera. Webcams are not easy to find under current circumstances, so why not use an iPhone camera as a Webcam?
It could be used in a simpler way by just putting iPhone applications to use. In case you’re using your iPhone as a webcam, it would require you to install an application on your iPhone while an alternative one on your PC or system. Undoubtedly, this is quick, simple, but rather than doing this, why not use installed apps like Zoom, WhatsApp, or, Skype. These applications are meant to work just great on small screens and easy to use.
For handsfree experience, Tripods are a great option to opt. There are a lot of affordable Tripods available in the market which could be purchased for an easy event.
Above mentioned was a simpler trick to use an iPhone for a good webcam experience. Now, let’s talk about ‘How an iPhone could be used as a Webcam?’
This process requires you to install software on your iPhone and your computer, both. Your iPhone doesn’t support this system due to which a third party software will have to get to work.
EpocCam and iVCam are the two most recommended software which provides a free trial before you buy for your better reviewing. EpocCam could be used with Windows and Mac, both while iVCam could be used only with Windows.
EpocCam has three versions to work with: A basic version that has limitations like Watermark; a high definition version, and a version meant for professionals. On the other hand, the free version of iVCam provides HD support yet again with a watermark, which could be removed once you pay for the software.
Both the software are not rocket science to crack and allows you smooth functioning; for example, it allows you to use a USB connection/wireless method, choose between lenses or enable flash for better lighting. If you go for any of the two applications, $10 or less is the value to unlock the premium version.
Tips for using an iPhone as a Webcam
The most reliable way to use these applications is with a USB connection. The USB connection will also charge your phone while you chat, and your battery won’t drain much, which could happen if you use the wireless mode.
Just a software and Wifi availability is all you need, and you’re good to go. A tripod can be used in case you need to keep it still. One of the portable tripod’s and easy to use are ‘GorillaPods’ which could be attached and de-attached with the smartphones instantly.
The latest iPhones have more than one camera, and it’s easy to switch between them; however, using the regular wide lens will remain a good idea.