Difference between Raw and Plus
Lumina has two modes: Raw and Plus. Raw mode is the video feed from the camera directly without AI Functionality and Plus mode is the video feed with AI Functionality. So, if you want to use Blur or Cameraman, you need to select Lumina Camera - Plus. However, the Plus mode can only be used when opening the Lumina app.
How to use Lumina Camera - Plus
First, you need to open the Lumina app before using Lumina Plus. Then, there are two ways to start accessing the Lumina Plus:
1. Click the Open Preview bar on the left side of the Lumina app. This is the Plus preview, the AI effects are visible here (Blur and Cameraman).
2. Select Lumina Camera - Plus on your video conferencing app
For example, on the Zoom app, you can go to the "Video Settings" and select Lumina Camera - Plus in the camera options as shown below:
Lumina App on the Tray Menu
When you close the Lumina App or when the Lumina app hides, you can open it again through the tray menu as shown below:
You can click on the Show Menu, and it will show you the main control page of the Lumina App.
Lumina Camera LED Indicator
Lumina has two LEDs, the camera LED and the microphone LED. These LEDs turn on when in use. The microphone LED also blinks once shortly after the camera is plugged in. There's a known issue for microphone LED on macOS Monterey, read more here.
What are Firmware and Software?
On the Settings->Lumina page, you noticed there's a firmware version and software version. To put it simply, firmware is the program inside the camera, we install this in the camera. And, the software is the program we install on the computer which is the Lumina Studio App to help control the colors and use the AI features.
Why do I have to update both firmware and software?
Updating both the firmware and software when available is essential to get the latest bug fixes and to ensure the fixes work properly.
- macOS M1: download here
- macOS Intel: download here
- Windows: download here