I am trying to find if I can stream live with my Samsung SCL906 Hi-8 camera or not. If so, what cable do I need to connect it to my laptop? I tried a S-Video Cable but my laptop doesn't find it, or I can't seem to figure out how to make it find it.
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Veodia’s recently released streaming-video software is easy to use. Really easy. We’re talking plug-and-play easy. Plug your DV camera into your computer and put it in record mode. Log into Veodia.com and hit “new broadcast.” And you’re live. Instantly. And when you’re done, you hit stop and the video you’ve just streamed is available on demand through your favorite RSS feeder. Instantly. And it works.
When you hit “start broadcast” Veodia takes about 5 seconds while “detecting bandwidth.” The end product is a 320 x 240 live video feed streaming right out of your Firewire DV camera or webcam. This video is embeddable anywhere, meaning you can have this live feed be part of your blog and your viewers don’t need to be registered Veodia members. And each broadcast comes built in with a chatroom for your viewers to interact with you, the webstar, live.
The cable that goes from the camcorder to the TV or VCR is a simple one to replace. It's got a standard 3.5mm stereo headphone jack at one end and RCA's at the other. So all you need is a cord that is designed to let you play an MP3 player through a home stereo, and Radio Shack sells these, as does Wal Mart. The only thing is that one cable will be red and one white, whereas the original had one yellow and one white. Just plug the red plug into the yellow video-in jack on your TV or VCR.
Like most I have searched the web for drivers, preferably free ones. I emailed JVC Australia who responded with tis solution.
The camera has a connection called DV. The DV connection is used with a cable called Firewire. Firewire is a driver less cable and will allow you to stream you video footage across from the camera to your PC.
USB is used for data transfer and need drivers, you would use this mainly to transfer still images or data files off a HDD camera. If you use firewire and the DV connection you will stream the footage across to the PC and the PC will capture the footage as it is playing.
The firewire is about $15 and can be purchase from stores such as **** Smith, Bing Lee, Harvey Normans and Tandy. I would suggest that you take a photo of the connections on your PC as there are two types of DV connections. (4pin - 6pin)