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Would like to use as a web cam through Skype but unable to pick up images i.e does not seem to connect, I am using firewire to connect to the pc and can see the image when I connect via my computer but skype does not pick it up.
Any ideas do I have to install software?

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I think skype will only detect USB connected cameras.

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