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Using GL2 as a webcam

Is it possible to use my Canon GL2 as a webcam, if so what do I need to do? Will my computer recognize it as a webcam? How would I hook it up?

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Using the firewire/IEEE cord attach the camera to your computer.  If you are using a Mac it should instantly recognize the external camera when you open iSight or what ever utility you are using to communicate.  If you are using a Windows based computer open MS Moviemaker and it will recognize the camera as well by selecting capture -- once the camera is recognized you should be able to broadcast with it.  If you are using sometimes your video capture interferes with the ability to broadcast.  In that case hook up the camera using firewire, connect to uStream -- grant uStream permission to capture using the camera then you can see the video in your browser window.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

  • jbaerncopf Jan 10, 2011

    and what do you do if it does not recognize your camera?


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