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

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    When using the USB streaming function, you can use the camera as a webcam by turning on the USB streaming function(*1) of the camera and connecting via USB.

    You can also use high-quality sound (audio format: LPCM, 48 kHz, 16 bit, 2ch) collected by the camera's built-in microphone or a microphone connected to the camera and stream it live or to a web meeting.

     Software installVideo formatAudio formatResolution
    Imaging Edge Webcam PC applicationRequiredMJPEGDoes not handle audio from the camera’s built-in microphone or an external microphone.
    Use your personal computer’s built-in microphone or an external microphone.
    1,024 × 576 pixels
    USB streaming function*1Not requiredMJPEG or YUV420 *2LPCM, 48 kHz, 16 bit, 2ch4K(2160p) /HD(1080p)/HD(720p)*2
    • *1 If you are using 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.