Panasonic Cameras Can Now Livestream on macOS

The Panasonic S1 can shoot 6K video in burst mode
Panasonic has released a macOS version of its webcam utility, along with minor updates for several LUMIX cameras.

Panasonic has announced the availability of its software that turns compatible mirrorless cameras into webcams for Mac. Similar to the PC version released in June, the LUMIX Streaming (Beta) utility works in the same manner, but for those running macOS X 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, or 10.13. Panasonic points out 10.5 Catalina is still under verification. 

The software is based on the LUMIX Tether utility, and in LIVE VIEW mode creates a clean output for a webcam feed supporting the GH5S, GH5, G9, S1H, S1R, and S1 cameras. The software is available to download via Panasonic's live streaming support page

Additionally, Panasonic revealed the development of LUMIX Webcam software, which allows LUMIX cameras to be used as a webcam over USB for live streaming as well as video conferencing. The software is said to be compatible with GH5S, GH5, G9, G100, S1H, S1R, and S1 mirrorless cameras. It's expected to be released for Windows in September and in October for macOS. 

Panasonic has also announced a minor firmware update for the GH5, GH5S, G9, G95, G85, and GX9 that improves compatibility with the Panasonic Tripod Grip DMW-SHGR1 and overall stability with the LUMIX G VARIO 12–32mm F3.5–5.6 lens. These updates will be available to download July 21st.      

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I wonder if the older GH4 is supported?

July 15, 2020 at 10:00AM


That would be nice. My GH4 cameras still do everything well they've always done well.

July 16, 2020 at 9:15AM

Robert Bryant
Writer, Editor, Sound Designer

GH4 is already forgotten?

July 16, 2020 at 10:32AM

You voted '+1'.
Benja Lockridge

The OBS doesn't show the Lumix Tether option when creating a window capture. This works fine on Win but not yet on Mac.

July 20, 2020 at 3:00PM