Article ID : 00274178 / Last Modified : 05/01/2022

What is the difference between the Imaging Edge Webcam PC application and the USB streaming function?

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    When connected to a compatible camera, the USB streaming function offers enhanced video and audio capabilities compared to Imaging Edge Webcam software.

    Streaming MethodSoftware RequiredVideoAudioResolution
    Imaging Edge WebcamYesMJPEGNo - Must use an external or the computer's microphone.1024 x 576 pixels
    USB Streaming *1NoMJPEG or YUV420 *2

    Yes - Camera's built-in microphone.

    PCM 48 kHz, 16 bit, 2ch

    4k(2160p, HD(1080p), or HD(720p) *2

    • *1 If you use the ZV-1, DSC-RX0M2 or ILCE-7C, update to the latest System Software (Firmware).
    • *2 Available video formats differ depending on the camera model. For details, refer to the camera Operating Instructions or Help Guide.

    If you need information on setup steps, select your preferred streaming method: