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Well, even Canon is now selling (expensive!) "webcam kits" that basically set you up with a dummy battery and power supply to get around this. I expect that someone will soon come up with a product or 3D print design that will do the same for Fujifilm...maybe even Fujifilm.

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Thanks to @Joe Roxx, @0301chris, and @flamidey for the guidance on capture cards. And fingers crossed that the X-S10 gets full Xwebcam2 support, but given that we don't know when or if that will happe

Hi everyone, first post on the forum and I'm a four-day-old owner of an X-S10 as of this post.  I didn't initially want to use this as a webcam but thought I'd check it out.  This thread is full of gr

I use the Fotga NP-W126 battery coupler and it fits perfectly with a very stable connection.

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On 3/25/2021 at 12:48 AM, CatsAreGods said:

Well, even Canon is now selling (expensive!) "webcam kits" that basically set you up with a dummy battery and power supply to get around this. I expect that someone will soon come up with a product or 3D print design that will do the same for Fujifilm...maybe even Fujifilm.

There are dummy batteries for NP-W126, even a kit from Fuji.

I'm using one, let me know if you want the reference.

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i think you could use a cheap capture card and a micro hdmi to hdmi cable to use fujifilm xt-30 and xs-10 as a webcam. i recently saw from omar gonzales video !. well at least until , fujifilm releases a firmware which allow proper use as a webcam like other fujifilm camera's.

USB CAPTURE CARD

MICRO HDMI TO HDMI CABLE

 

watch his video if you don't know how to do it . if you know , i hope the links helps . have a nice day !

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Dear all,

Just wanted to thank you all for trying to make the XS-10 work as a webcam.

I am extremely disappointed by Fuji. It was my first camera and I feel tricked by the company. Should have chosen a Sony.

I will resort to a HDMI capture card as well. Seems like the only option. Thank you all for your advice.

 

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On 3/28/2021 at 5:21 AM, flamidey said:

There are dummy batteries for NP-W126, even a kit from Fuji.

I'm using one, let me know if you want the reference.

Hey there, I was wondering which dummy battery you are using. The ones on Amazon commonly have reviews saying they don't fit correctly resulting in frequent drops in the connection, especially with the X-S10. The Fuji one appears not to be in stock anywhere. I'd love to know one that is proven to work with this camera.

 

Thanks in advance!

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19 hours ago, David Fleetwood said:

Hey there, I was wondering which dummy battery you are using. The ones on Amazon commonly have reviews saying they don't fit correctly resulting in frequent drops in the connection, especially with the X-S10. The Fuji one appears not to be in stock anywhere. I'd love to know one that is proven to work with this camera.

 

Thanks in advance!

This Andycine is the one I used for a custom battery solution (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07SB5TM4G?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_product_details). I just cut off the connector and kept the adapter :) Once you figure out which way to insert it (and triple check the polarity) and it works, take a picture of the battery in the compartment with your phone and keep it handy so you won't screw something up.

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21 hours ago, David Fleetwood said:

Hey there, I was wondering which dummy battery you are using. The ones on Amazon commonly have reviews saying they don't fit correctly resulting in frequent drops in the connection, especially with the X-S10. The Fuji one appears not to be in stock anywhere. I'd love to know one that is proven to work with this camera.

 

Thanks in advance!

I use the Fotga NP-W126 battery coupler and it fits perfectly with a very stable connection.

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Thank you very much @CatsAreGods& @flamidey!  I'm also experimenting a bit and I realized that with a higher amperage USB-C power adapter my battery life appears to go down far less quickly. I'm putting an actual USB-C laptop charger on it and tomorrow will see how long it lasts on that. It appears to me that it draws from USB-C first, and if that is not enough power it pulls the extra from the battery. The question is if it supports a high enough amperage via USB-C to not pull from the battery at all.

 

Hopefully I will know tomorrow. Adding those two dummy batteries to my wishlist however in case I need them.  Thanks again for the replies!

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2 hours ago, David Fleetwood said:

Thank you very much @CatsAreGods& @flamidey!  I'm also experimenting a bit and I realized that with a higher amperage USB-C power adapter my battery life appears to go down far less quickly. I'm putting an actual USB-C laptop charger on it and tomorrow will see how long it lasts on that. It appears to me that it draws from USB-C first, and if that is not enough power it pulls the extra from the battery. The question is if it supports a high enough amperage via USB-C to not pull from the battery at all.

Ah, if that's what you're up to, you're in luck because I just did measurements for someone else on this exact topic:

For this kind of nonsense you need both a regular ammeter and a USB ammeter, as well as a 8.4V high current power supply...luckily I did! :)

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15 hours ago, CatsAreGods said:

Ah, if that's what you're up to, you're in luck because I just did measurements for someone else on this exact topic:

For this kind of nonsense you need both a regular ammeter and a USB ammeter, as well as a 8.4V high current power supply...luckily I did! :)

Thank you, this is what I was looking for and it seems to be about right. I don't know why they don't draw more amps from USB-C, possibly heat considerations I guess but I tested last night and in 1080p30 it ran from 9PM until 9AM and still had one bar left.  Presumably 4k would have cut that time somewhat.  So it seems your conclusion is correct that it draws just under 1A and thus can't run completely off USB.  I have no idea why that is, honestly, seems like an odd design decision.

 

Best performance for battery was the Anker PowerPort III which I use normally with my laptop, it's 60W and clearly can deliver a lot more than the X-S10 can utilize. It did max it out and was better than the generic and Apple USB-C chargers I used even though both are rated above what the draw you measured receive. Not sure why Anker did better, but it was significant.

 

Link to that one here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S8SDD4D/

 

Thank you for this!  Will have to decide if I care enough to go the dummy battery route, but thanks to others I have a couple options for that too.

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Thought i'd try this again, to see if recent Big Sur OS updates had made a difference. It still does not work, and to be honest I'm very disappointed in Fujifilm, that they have yet to fix this issue 8 months after the launch of the camera.

With the recent announcement of the GH5 II, they really ought to get their act together, as other camera manufacturers are streets ahead in this area. While this software does work on Windows 10, the M1 Mac has caused a dramatic shift in the numbers of Mac OS devices, and this is something Fuji ignores at their Peril. Users will jump ship, if they feel a camera manufacturer has not updated its existing cameras on a regular basis. Fuji is lacking here recently, for instance, my premium X100V does not have the autofocus and interface updates the X-S10 enjoys, despite being identical internally.

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Hi everyone, first post on the forum and I'm a four-day-old owner of an X-S10 as of this post.  I didn't initially want to use this as a webcam but thought I'd check it out.  This thread is full of great information and I hope to add to it.  I've come to the same conclusion as everyone else: the Webcam X 2 software doesn't completely work with the X-S10. 

So, here comes the useful information I didn't find in the other four pages.  I use Streamlabs OBS for streaming and the application recognized the X-S10 as a video source, therefore, this camera can be used as a webcam for streaming/recording.  Also, something I figured out, if you adjust the settings the way you want before connecting to your PC, the camera locks in those settings (keeping in mind, these are the same settings offered in the Webcam X 2 software).  The OBS application can handle any further filtering or corrections necessary.

I was saddened by this entire thread, but through trial and error, got it to work for my situation.  Hopefully, others in the same boat as me won't be feared by a small setback that it doesn't interact with the Webcam X 2 software.  One final fun fact: when I had the camera connected in OBS and the Webcam X 2 software open, Webcam X 2 recognized my device.  None of the drop downs worked, but at least it noticed the camera.

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I have to admit I'm experiencing some buyer's remorse after trying unsuccessfully to get my new X-S10 working as a webcam and then reading through this thread. It seems there's no good solution (which offers full resolution and other functionality) other than a capture device. When using the X Webcam mode, the camera only outputs 1024x768 30 and doesn't seem to autofocus even if a flavor of autofocus is turned on before connecting the USB.

I fault myself for not doing my research. I just assumed that the X Webcam software would offer full functionality with the X-S10, especially given the "X Webcam" USB mode in the menu. Fuji seemed like they were making such strides in this department over the last year and I thought that all those great improvements would carry over to the X-S10.

Looks like I have some work ahead of me to get this setup up and running.

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19 hours ago, svgnbl said:

...doesn't seem to autofocus even if a flavor of autofocus is turned on before connecting the USB.

 

I got it to autofocus so I would say it's possible. It has to be in Continuous focus (and/or eye detect) AND have the pre-focus option enabled.

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