Check the manual of your digital camera to see if it can be used as a
webcam. Many digital cameras have this functionality and even come with
If your camera didn't come with webcam software, use a third party web
cam application such as SarmSoft WebCam. Find SarmSoft WebCam at
Plug your digital camera's
power adapter into the camera. Some won't function as a webcam unless
they are plugged into A/C power. Even if your digital camera functions
as a webcam while on batteries, A/C power saves your batteries and
prevents your camera from shutting off in the middle of a broadcast.
Connect a video cable into your digital camera's
video "out" port. Your camera likely came with a cable made for
connecting it to a to a video source. Plug the other end of the video
cable into your video card's video "in" port.
Set up your camera as close to your monitor as possible. This allows better face to face communication.
Position yourself about 2 to 3 feet away from your digital camera. Most
digital camera's focus best at this distance when used as a webcam.
Use a separate microphone if your digital camera doesn't transmit sound
when used as a webcam. Plug the microphone into the microphone jack of
your sound card.