Virtual Cam (or Virtual Webcam or Virtual Camera) allows you to send the output of Ecamm Live into another Mac app such as Zoom or Skype. This will let you use all of the features of Ecamm Live (such as Green Screen, digital zoom, Screen Sharing, and  overlays) in other apps that don't otherwise have those features.

Note: To use Virtual Camera with Google Chrome, Chrome v80 (the current beta) or newer is required. 

Virtual Webcam will work even when you are not using Ecamm Live to broadcast or record.

This feature requires an Ecamm Live Pro subscription.

Activate Virtual Webcam by going to the menubar and finding OutputsVirtual Cam and switching it to On. If this is your first time using the feature, choose to install the Virtual Webcam. Then, in the other app's camera menu, you'll see Ecamm Live Virtual Cam as a choice. You might have to Quit and come back into the other app before you see it.

Note that some Mac apps, such as FaceTime and Safari do not load third-party plugins due to Apple security restrictions. Virtual webcams will not show up in this case.

The feature will remain on until it is turned off in the Outputs menu or by clicking on the red  button in the top left corner of the Main Window.

Using Virtual Webcam with Skype Guests

Ecamm Live’s Virtual Camera can be used in Skype to allow your Skype guests to see the broadcast.

For more details, see the Ecamm Live Manual's section on Virtual Cam.

Virtual Camera Still Not Showing Up?

If Virtual Camera is not showing up as expected, try these troubleshooting steps.

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