Apple’s Studio Display webcam gets manual framing and zoom controls in firmware update
Apple has released a firmware update for its Studio Display that addresses one of the biggest complaints about the device: its webcam. The update adds manual framing and zoom controls, giving users more control over how they look on video calls.
The new controls can be found in the Control Center on macOS Sonoma. To open the Control Center, click on the icon in the menu bar or swipe down from the top right corner of the screen. Once the Control Center is open, click on the Video Camera icon to access the webcam controls.
The manual framing controls allow you to move the webcam image up and down, left and right. You can also zoom in and out. The recenter button will return the webcam image to its default position.
The manual framing controls will be especially helpful for users who use the webcam in manual mode. However, they will also work with Center Stage, which is Apple’s feature that automatically frames you in the image during video calls.
In addition to the new webcam controls, the firmware update also includes minor stability improvements for the Studio Display.
Overall, the firmware update is a welcome improvement for the Studio Display. The new manual framing and zoom controls give users more control over how they look on video calls. This is something that users have been asking for since the Studio Display was released.
The addition of manual framing and zoom controls is a good step in the right direction, but it does not address all of the issues with the Studio Display’s webcam. The webcam still has a relatively high tilt, which can be distracting on video calls. Additionally, the image quality is not as good as some other webcams on the market.
However, the firmware update is a sign that Apple is listening to user feedback and working to improve the Studio Display. It is possible that Apple will release additional updates in the future that further improve the webcam’s image quality and performance.
The firmware update for the Studio Display is a welcome improvement, but it does not address all of the issues with the webcam. However, it is a sign that Apple is listening to user feedback and working to improve the device.