Whether you’re a full-time content creator or an aspiring viral YouTube sensation, it’s no secret that video is the most popular and engaging content online. But generally for anyone lacking their own production studio, streaming live video specifically has been restricted to either your webcam (which let’s face it, doesn’t even look great during Skype calls) or those awful, shaky, front-facing-phone-camera Facebook Live videos.

Well the great news is that the days of poor quality live video are officially at an end. Nikon recently released new beta software which allows users to stream video online live directly from their Nikon DSLR or Mirrorless camera.

The not so great news is that the software is currently only available for Windows 10 (sorry Mac users).

The new beta software allows owners of supported Nikon cameras to take advantage of the camera’s larger sensors and optical superiority over traditional webcams and smartphone cameras to stream beautiful High Definition video content online with ease.

Once you’ve installed the software, you can connect your camera to your PC using its USB cable. Connecting via USB will disable your camera’s settings menu, so you’ll need to set your aperture and shutter speed correctly before you connect.

Supported cameras currently include the Z5, Z6, Z7 and Z50 from Nikon’s Mirrorless range, as well as the D500, D780, D850, D5600 and D7500 from their DSLR stable.

Watch below Chris Ogonek, Product Training Specialist at Nikon, offers some handy tips on getting started live streaming from your Nikon camera.

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