Looking for webcam with zoom in feature (or software)

biggles

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So, my wife is a kindergarten schoolteacher. With coronavirus she has been teaching from home over the built-in webcam on the 2019 iMac. We also have a logitech c270 webcam. What she needs right now is a zoom in feature in order to properly do the video lessons with the children.

Either buying a new webcam or software seem to be the options. Youcam9 by cyberlink can do it but the software is Windows only:
http://www.cyberlink.com/products/y...te&x-cjevent=9f7d9477df2f11ea83e901d10a1c0e10

Can anyone recommend either:
1. A decent webcam that works on Mac and can zoom in?
2. Or, software that would allow either of her webcams to zoom in?
 

biggles

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I could not figure out how to use OBS to zoom in. However, I have posted over at the Logitech forums and also emailed Logitech asking about it. The c270 user manual says that Logitech's camera software can do it but that is for Windows 8, not iMac (note this is a very old webcam). I suspect some newer Logitech models like the c920s can do it.

It is a hard topic to research and get useful info. Most internet searches talk about making zoom calls, not the digital zoom feature.
 
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