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WebCam use does anyone know if i cam use my camera as a web cam, or at least use it to record video on my computer??

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Re: WebCam use

Yes, you can take a video of what ever you want then download the image to your computer. You will also get sound.

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Maybe you could try the kodak c513 manual this is if you dont have the manual for the camera hope this helps.

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