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;

  1. Downloading and installing the Cinamaker Virtual Web Camera and Audio Device

  2. Sending your Cinamaker sessions to Zoom

  3. 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

  • Uninstaller utility

  • Messenger compatibility patching utility

Installation steps

  1. Download the package. You will find a link to download the Virtual Webcam Driver on this webpage:
    https://www.cinamaker.com/plans/



  1. Right-click the package in Finder and select “Open”


  1. If the pop-up window appears, click “Open”

  1. Proceed with the installation. When the installer prompts you, type in your Mac user password

  2. After the installation is complete, the system will automatically restart your computer. 

  3. 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.


  1. Open Settings from the Start Screen 



  1. 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:


  1. Start the online meeting application (e.g. Zoom, MS Teams, Webex, Skype,etc.)

  2. Go to the audio/video settings

  1. 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


  1. Select the Cinamaker Audio Device as the microphone / audio source

  1. Start the session in the Cinamaker app (Director Studio or Meeting Director) application and connect at least one camera/video assistant

  2. When the preview from the Cinamaker app appears in the meeting platform preview, you will be successfully connected.



Uninstall

To un-install the Cinamaker Virtual Web Camera driver, complete the following:

  1. Open Finder

  2. Go to /Applications/Cinamaker Utilities folder

  3. Double click “Uninstall Cinamaker Web Camera”

  4. Click “Yes” on the uninstall confirmation pop-up

  5. 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:


  1. 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



  1. 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.