With the national shortage of webcams because of COVID-19, Wyze is providing a special firmware option to use their Wyze Cam V2 as a regular webcam. Micro Center's Technical Support team have tested this and are providing the following instructions to show you how to flash the firmware on your Wyze Cam and adjust your computer's settings, so you can make conference calls and video chat using Zoom, Skype, etc.
MicroSD card with the webcam firmware file on it
I found it difficult to plug the USB power cable into the recessed jack on the V2 cam while also holding down the reset button; the quarters are just too cramped. It's much easier to connect the power at the other end (either plug the USB-A cable from the power adapter or plug in the adapter itself) while holding the button.With that out of the way, the camera works perfectly in Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts on my Windows 10 system. I didn't try any other applications, but I expect it will work equally well with them. The lens is wide angle, so you're going to want to get up close and personal with it. Use a headset if you plan to talk in your conferences; the built-in microphone is not up to the task.
Awesome! Just did this and it works like a charm! Picture quality is pretty good too...Now, how do i get it to back to being a security cam?
Great read! works great for an octoprint setup!
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