UPDATE: Using a DSLR For Facebook Live

A while ago I provided a how to guide on how to use a DSLR for Facebook Live, a tutorial specifically for Canon EOS DSLRs. Over the last few months I have learned some new things to simplify this process so I wanted to update the guide. As a reminder, my solution is essentially free so there is no need to open up your wallet and shell out a lot of bucks for expensive video capture cards or streaming software. You do need to connect the camera to a computer via a USB cable so you may have to invest in a longer cable if the one you have is not long enough to reach your subject matter. It may also be necessary to invest in a

How to Use a DSLR For Facebook Live

I was motivated to find a better Facebook Live video solution for my saltwater reef tank since video from my smartphone was just not cutting it. One big problem is aquarium lighting and a DSLR with its sophisticated white balance features makes it much easier to dial in authentic colors.  You also have different lens options with a DSLR so certain perspectives such as macro shots are possible. Anyway, I decided to go on a quest to figure out how to use my DSLR, a Canon 5D Mark III, as my live camera for Facebook. I did come across a few different solutions but some did not appeal to me since they required expensive video capture cards as well as pricey live streaming software such as Wirecast,
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