Connect the ZV-1 to a PC to livestream
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In recent times, the need for livestreaming solutions continues to grow. The demand for higher image and audio quality is growing as well. Answering this demand, Sony released a free firmware update for the ZV-1. The update allows users to livestream video and audio by connecting the ZV-1 to a PC.

After installing the ZV-1 firmware update, users may utilize the ZV-1’s video and audio capabilities, employing UVC/UAC. “Users can easily connect the ZV-1 to a PC via USB to utilize the high-quality video stream, and built-in microphone for crystal-clear audio for everyday uses from livestreaming via social media platforms to video conferencing,” Sony says. There’s no need for an HDMI converter box.

Also, the firmware update allows users to use the ZV-1 during video chats and conferences. Even if you don’t livestream, the update helps you have better video and audio output online.

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“This firmware update allows users to take full advantage of the ZV-1’s high-quality video as well as excellent audio capabilities, utilizing high-quality UVC/UAC support, for livestreaming, video calls, and more,” Sony says.

Use the Sony Xperia smartphone as a second livestream monitor

The update allows users to connect a Sony Xperia smartphone to the ZV-1 and use it as a secondary display. When users use the Xperia smartphone as a secondary display, the phone displays comments and allows users to monitor the live feed of the livestream.

Where can you download the firmware?

The firmware update for the Sony ZV-1 is available for download through both Mac and Windows. To download from Mac, click here. If you use Windows, click here. To read the full press release about the update, head here.

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