Level-up your online meetings and webinars using Cinamaker!
The Cinamaker Virtual Web Camera and Cinamaker Audio Driver for Mac sends your multi-camera video and audio output in perfect sync from Cinamaker directly to Zoom, MS Teams, Webex, Skype, and other major meeting platforms.
Please note that it is critical for both Cinamaker Virtual Web Camera and the Cinamaker Audio device to be activated from within the meeting platform you choose in order for Cinamaker’s output to work properly and be in sync during your meeting sessions.
The following instructions will guide your through;
Downloading and installing the Cinamaker Virtual Web Camera and Audio Device
Sending your Cinamaker sessions to Zoom
Activating Cinamaker from a Zoom Session (and other meeting platforms)
Package and contents
The driver installer package content includes
Cinamaker Webcam Driver
Cinamaker Audio Device Driver
Messenger compatibility patching utility
Download the package. You will find a link to download the Virtual Webcam Driver on this webpage:
Right-click the package in Finder and select “Open”
If the pop-up window appears, click “Open”
Proceed with the installation. When the installer prompts you, type in your Mac user password
After the installation is complete, the system will automatically restart your computer.
After rebooting, the Cinamaker Virtual Web Camera will need to be turned on from within Cinamaker Director Studio. Once this is set you will be able to output to Zoom and other top meeting Platforms.
Sending Director Studio Output to Zoom and other Meeting Platforms
To send your output to the Virtual Web Camera and Audio driver, you must activate the function from within Cinamaker Director Studio’s settings.
Open Settings from the Start Screen
Select and open “Settings” from the drop-down list, and Switch "Send AV Program-Out to Cinamaker Virtual Webcam Driver" to the ON position
Activating Cinamaker from a Skype Session, and other Meeting Platforms
To configure your online meeting and webinar clients, follow these steps:
Start the online meeting application (e.g. Zoom, MS Teams, Webex, Skype,etc.)
Go to the audio/video settings
Select the Cinamaker Virtual Web Camera as the video device. The Cinamaker logo will appear briefly in the preview window with the animated red bar on the bottom. If the picture displays mirrored, it is the feature of the messenger
Select the Cinamaker Audio Device as the microphone / audio source
Start the session in the Cinamaker app (Director Studio or Meeting Director) application and connect at least one camera/video assistant
When the preview from the Cinamaker app appears in the meeting platform preview, you will be successfully connected.
To un-install the Cinamaker Virtual Web Camera driver, complete the following:
Go to /Applications/Cinamaker Utilities folder
Double click “Uninstall Cinamaker Web Camera”
Click “Yes” on the uninstall confirmation pop-up
After the uninstallation is complete, check that Cinamaker Virtual Web Camera and Cinamaker Audio Device have disappeared from the meeting platform list
Beta Feature: Echo Cancellation
Echo cancellation allows you to use Cinamaker from your Mac without requiring you to wear a headset while communicating on various online meeting and webinar platforms. It has been successfully tested on many platforms and configurations with success although there are cases when it still does not work.
Echo cancellation works best and is optimized for use when sitting in front of your computer using your webcams mic and computers speakers.
To activate echo cancellation:
Look for and click on the Cinamaker logo in your Mac’s menu bar and switch echo cancellation to on.
Activating the feature from the menu bar
Next you must configure your Speaker device in your meeting platform to also be set to Cinamaker Audio Device. Note: this is in addition to having your Microphone set to the Cinamaker Audio Device. When not using echo cancellation, your speaker should be set to your default output device instead of Cinamaker. See the example inside of Zoom for modifying the Speaker device.
Accessing A/V Setting inside of Zoom
Modifying Video and Audio Settings in Zoom
Note: When using Cinamaker in a more typical production environment echo cancellation should be turned off and earphones or headsets should be used by all needing to monitor the production.
Known issues include: incompatibility with MS Skype, and introduction of static and corruption of audio in some configurations.