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USB-C vs USB-A connection for external video streaming/webcam usage?

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I have a Sony A7M3 camera and a 16" MacBook Pro.

When I set the USB Connection for my Sony camera to PC Remote, I can remotely use my Sony camera as a webcam/video source on my MacBook Pro. I have this working using two different methods:

  • USB-C (Sony) to USB-A (HyperDrive USB-C Hub, connected to the MBP)
  • Apple USB-C to USB-C (connecting the Sony directly to the MBP)

The HyperDrive documentation says the USB-A port has a transfer speed of 5Gpbs, and it's my understanding a direct USB-C connection is 10Gpbs.

I am not concerned about using this particular connection for transferring pictures/video files from the memory card in the camera.

My question has to do with using the Sony camera as a webcam/video source. I plan on using CamTwist for Zoom video calls and YouTube streaming. Is the USB-C from the Sony connected to the USB-A on the hub sufficient enough for a good webcam/video source for streaming video?

Or will I really see a difference by using a USB-C to USB-C direct connection?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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9 hours ago, evo said:

Or will I really see a difference by using a USB-C to USB-C direct connection?

Apparently you already have all components ready at your disposal.

Why don't YOU try both ways and tell US about any differences?!

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