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How do i conect my canon xl2 to my laptop so i can get a live feed from what i am filming

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  • madmakkusu Nov 04, 2008

    wel i have a canon xl2 camcorder, i have a vaio laptop, i will be doing some filming next month with 2 cameras, i will be operating one but i want to be able to see what the other person on the other camera is doing so wanted to set up this type of live feed.
    the info was very helpful but still need more understanding, ie such as what cables i need, what software i should get in order to acheive this problem. basically i need the idiots guide from start to finish if you dont mind.



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What you will want to do is use one of three video outputs depending on your video inputs on the laptop, if you have any designed for this. That would be a 1394 socket, a USB 2.0 socket or an Analog Video In (yellow RCA). I can help you if you do not understand what I just noted.

Mostly, your laptop has to have Video Capture. If you don't on the laptop itself, there are docking stations that have it available with an independent video card.

Then, connect the video out to a video in. Open up a recorder like Nero or another and setup the options so your feed is see on screen inside the software. Once you attain this point, you can start recording and saving, then editing. Do a series of test runs to get used to the controls.

What is your situation with these input options. Please describe what you have or don't have and we can explore your options further. Then I can really help you out.

Oh, and let us know the make and model of your laptop. Look on the bottom for the model number as this is usually more helpful from what is displayed on the top and wrist rest of your laptop.


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