What is a Virtual Webcam and a Virtual Mic?

Virtual Cam (or Virtual Webcam or Virtual Camera) allows you to send the video output of Ecamm Live into Mac apps such a Zoom. (See compatibility information below.)

Virtual microphone allows you to do the same with the audio.

This will let you use all of the features of Ecamm Live (such as camera switching, green screen, digital zoom, Screen Sharing, overlays, sound effects, music, and more) in other apps that don't otherwise have those features.

Virtual Webcam and virtual microphone will work even when you are not using Ecamm Live to broadcast or record, making it a great option for Zoom meetings or presentations.

These features require an Ecamm Live Pro subscription.

Why use Virtual Cams and Virtual Mics?

These days, we all spend a lot of time on video, so why not put your best face forward? Using Ecamm's virtual cam and mic, you can have total control over how you look and sound, helping you to stand out from the crowd.

  • Better picture quality and easy camera switching

  • Add sound effects and roll videos at the push of a button

  • Bring in your logos, graphics, animations, and more (yes, even those GIFs!)

  • Enhance your Powerpoint, Keynote, and PDF presentations with picture-in-picture styles that stand out from the crowd

  • And much more!

How to Use Ecamm's Virtual Camera

Activate Virtual Webcam by going to the menubar and finding OutputsVirtual Cam and switching it to On. It can also be activated using Virtual Cam toggle in the Mode menu at the top of the Main Window.

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.

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.

Virtual Camera Compatibility

Note that some Mac apps do not load third-party plugins due to Apple security restrictions. When an app has not enabled virtual cameras, they will not show up in the app's camera list.

Some examples of apps that work with virtual cameras are:

Note this is not a complete list. Many other apps works with virtual cameras.

Apps that currently do not load virtual cameras include:

  • Safari

  • FaceTime

Virtual Camera Not Showing Up?

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

How to Use Ecamm's Virtual Microphone

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

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.

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