How to setup your Canon camera for live streaming!

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Setup your Canon camera as a webcam for live streaming. Turn your EOS or PowerShot into a gaming camera. Use the HDMI to USB video capture device to go live in HD from your computer. Canon HDMI streaming kits have everything you need to connect with your friends and followers online.

Setup your HDMI streaming kits

Canon camera streaming kits work perfectly with popular video conferencing and live streaming platforms. All you need to do is read the easy and simple step by step guide below on how to setup your HDMI streaming kits.

Setting up your HDMI streaming kits step by step – Step one:

Insert the DC coupler, connect the AC adapter and plug your camera into the mains. The PowerShot G7 X Mark III and some other cameras can be powered via the PD-E1 or equivalent USB PD compatible power supply. This will enable you to use your camera for long periods of time.

Step two:

Turn on the camera.

Step three:

Put your camera in movie mode and switch to auto mode. Head to the HDMI info display menu and switch off the info display. Based on your preference and HDMI video capture device compatibility you can stream in 4K or Full HD.*

Canon streaming kits

Step four:

Insert the HDMI cable into your camera and connect the other end of the cable to the HDMI to USB video capture device. Connect the video capture device to a USB port on your computer.

Canon streaming kits

Step five:

It is now time to setup the camera on the tripod and angle it towards you.

Make sure you choose the HDMI video capture device in your live streaming software settings and go live with your Canon camera.

Finally, for audio, the HDMI kits will allow you to use the built-in mic or external microphone attached to the camera.

Canon streaming kits

Canon streaming kits

Upgrade your current webcam with the new Canon streaming camera kits for improved image quality.

  • Live Streaming Kits

    EOS M50 Mark II Interchangeable Lens Streaming Kit

    For gamers, content creators or live streamers the EOS M50 Mark II HDMI Kit has everything you need to go live.
  • Live Streaming Kits

    EOS M200 Interchangeable Lens Streaming Kit

    The EOS M200 HDMI kit is an affordable solution for anyone getting started in live streaming.

Need some help?

USB and HDMI streaming kits work with our range of select EOS and PowerShot cameras, but to make it easier, we have created a buying guide so that you can find the right Canon camera for you.
G7X MK III Vlogging


Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Ideal for vloggers, live streamers, video conferencing and bloggers. A connected camera that captures superb video and photos your followers will love.

Captivating video your audience will love

Capture landscapes in 4K clarity. Record sports in slow motion with fast frame rates up to 120fps. Connect an external mic for crystal clear audio recording for your travel vlogs. Live stream in stunning quality while gaming and upgrade your webcam for your business video conferencing calls. The possibilities with the PowerShot G7 X Mark III are endless.

G7X MK III Vlogging

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  1. Please note some devices may overheat if streaming in 4K for extended periods of time.