At the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced a new macOS Ventura feature called Continuity Camera, designed to let you use the iPhone XR or later as a webcam for your Mac.
The Continuity Camera is designed to be used with a mount that attaches the iPhone to the Mac display in the right place for all features to function properly. Apple plans to partner with companies like Belkin to make accessories for the Continuity camera, but these won’t arrive until close in the fall, so there’s no official mounting solution at the moment.
If you want to try a Continuity camera by design and have a 3D printer, Jonathan Waite has it. made some assembly patterns For MacBook Pro and iMac Pro. You can print a holder and attach it to your Mac to hold your iPhone in place.
Continuity Camera works with Macs in wired or wireless mode, and is designed to start automatically when you activate an app that uses the webcam on the Mac. It uses the rear camera of the iPhone for the best possible image quality and there are many features the device has.
Portrait mode blurs out the background behind you, while Center Stage uses the ultra-wide camera to keep you focused in the frame, even as you move around the room. Studio Light dims the background and brightens the face to replace outdoor lighting, making it ideal for backlit scenes, and the Desk View uses the Ultra Wide camera to show that you’re on the go during a video call. What’s on the desk
Continuity Camera is available to developers right now as part of macOS Venturah, and Apple plans to make a public beta available in July. We’re likely to see third-party booth options on sites like Amazon at some point, but for now, 3D printed options are great for those who have access to a 3D printer.