Getting started with Camo

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To use Camo, you'll need to install it on your mobile device and on your computer.

Installing Camo on your iOS device

Camo is available App Store. If you don't see it, please search for "reincubate camo".

Installing Camo Studio on your Mac

  • Download and unzip Camo Studio from here; that’ll show you the Camo Studio app
  • Double-click on Camo Studio to run it
  • When you first run Camo Studio on your Mac, it'll prompt you for permission to install (it'll move itself to “Applications”, and install a plugin to let video conferencing apps see it)

Camo Studio asking for permission to install
Camo Studio asking for permission to install

Once that's done, Camo Studio will open on your computer. When Camo Studio runs for the first time, it'll ask if you want it to automatically check for updates. We recommend that you do, simply because we update Camo Studio regularly to stay abreast of compatibility with a wide range of video apps.

Camo Studio asking whether to check for updates
Camo Studio asking whether to check for updates

Pairing Camo

Pairing in Camo is automatic — just plug your device in. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac with a standard lightning USB cable, and after a few seconds, you should see yourself in Camo Studio on macOS.

Activating Camo

There's no need to pay to use Camo, and the free edition provides everything you need to use your iPhone as a high quality webcam. However, if you'd like to unlock all of Camo's power, you can upgrade by clicking the "Upgrade" button on the top-right of Camo Studio.

That'll show a window like the following, with buttons at the bottom to buy a license or activate a license. Clicking "Buy now" will take you to Camo's checkout to buy a license.

Camo Studio's upgrade window
Camo Studio's upgrade window

Once you've bought Camo, you'll receive an email with a username and password for activating Camo. Go back to Camo Studio's Upgrade and select Activate license to enter your credentials and start using Camo Pro.

Camo Studio prompting for license details
Camo Studio prompting for license details

If you've closed the browser window you used to buy Camo, and you can't find the email, search for in your inbox and check your spam. Contact us if you get stuck or need help!

How can we help?

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Comments (4)

You have worked hard to get this far - and I want to tell you you are awesome! Beautiful App. Took me all of a minute to decide to purchase!

Thank you!

Is there an integration for Camo with the vMix streaming software?

Hey Kokayi, thanks for commenting. Our understanding is that vMix requires Windows and won't run on a Mac. When we ship the Windows version of Camo we're expecting to support it.

Hey, I was wondering if there was wondering if a version for windows was in the works

Thanks for asking! There is — expect to see it in a few weeks. If you visit the Camo page you'll see you can sign up for the Windows waitlist towards the bottom of the page.

Hello-does Camo work with Mac OS Big Sur yet? Just checking. I'm sure you intend to make it do so eventually.

Thanks! Phil Hubbard

Hi Phil — it does, Big Sur and iOS 14 both! We hope you enjoy it. Reach out if you need help.

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