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Using the PV-GS31 as a web cam

When I turn the camera to "camera" while connected to the pc, it shows that it's in webcam mode, but I can't seem to pull an image from it. I just moved...can't locate the owner's manual. Any advise on how to actually get it to work?

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Re: Using the PV-GS31 as a web cam

Go to menu. Under playback, go to USB Function, more than likely, it say Web Camera  next to it. Pan right and select DV Studio.

                     12 bit AUDIO
                     audio out
                     USB FUNCTION -> web camera
                                                  DV STUDIO

This should work.

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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Ok follow along once more =)

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