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Can the camcorder be used as a webcam?

Can I use my camcorder as a web cam?

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Re: Can the camcorder be used as a webcam?

Yes, on selected Panasonic Camcorders. Please refer to the specification page in the owners manual.

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PUEDO UTILIZAR MI CAMARA DE VIDEO SONY DCR-SR 30 COMO WEB CAM PARA MI ORDENADOR PORTATIL, ASUS?


Si puedo utilizar su camara por eso. pero, la directiones estan en engles.


Primero es para S- Video

La orta mas pavajo estan directiones para USB Streaming

How to use a Sony® camcorder as a Web cam with a composite video or S-video connection.
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sp.gif sp.gif IMPORTANT: The computer must have a composite Video or S-Video input jack [FIG. 1]and compatible webcam software installed. Some computers may require a video capture card and/or sound board.
NOTE: This procedure cannot be performed when using the battery of the camcorder as a power source. If the camcorder is turned on, but not recording or playing a tape, it will automatically turn off after 5 minutes to conserve battery power. In addition, please be advised that this procedure may not work for all Sony camcorder models even when using the AC power adapter. Some models have an automatic demonstration mode that will activate after 5 minutes if the camera is turned on but not recording or playing a tape.
  1. Plug the AC power adapter for the camcorder into a working electrical outlet and then connect it to the camcorder.
  2. Connect a composite video cable or S-Video cable to the VIDEO or S-VIDEO jack on the camcorder. NOTES:
    • Sony camcorders usually come packaged with composite Audio/Video cables; S-Video cables are sold separately.
    • To purchase either of these cables, check with your local electronics dealer or visit the Sony® Parts and Accessories Sales Web site or by call (800) 488-7669.
  3. Connect the other end of the composite video cable or S-Video cable to the VIDEO IN or S-VIDEO IN jack on the computer.
  4. Turn on the camera by moving the POWER switch to the CAMERA position.
  5. Remove the cassette tape from the camcorder.
  6. Turn on the computer.
  7. Start the webcam application to be used. NOTE: Contact the software manufacturer for assistance with setting up or using the webcam software.
[[Direct Accessories and Parts Center, DAPC]] How to use a Sony® camcorder as a webcam using USB Streaming. Solution
sp.gif sp.gif IMPORTANT:
  • Not all Sony® camcorders are equipped with a USB Streaming port. For compatibility information, or if you require further assistance with any of the steps below, consult the instruction manual of your camcorder. A copy of the camcorder instruction manual is available in the Manuals/Specs/Warranty section of the Sony® eSupport Web site
  • The USB Streaming driver is not compatible with the Apple® Mac OS® operating system.
  • The computer should have a factory installed USB port and compatible webcam software, such as Microsoft® NetMeeting®.

NOTE: This procedure cannot be performed when using the battery of the camcorder as a power source. If the camcorder is turned on, but not recording or playing a tape, it will automatically turn off after 5 minutes to conserve battery power. In addition, please be advised that this procedure may not work for all Sony camcorder models even when using the AC power adapter. Some models have an automatic demonstration mode that will activate after 5 minutes if the camera is turned on but not recording or playing a tape.
  1. Install the USB Streaming driver on the computer from the CD provided with the camcorder.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. Plug the AC power adapter for the camcorder into a working electrical outlet and then connect it to the camcorder.
  4. Connect the supplied USB cable to the camcorder and computer.
  5. Turn on the camcorder by moving the POWER switch to the CAMERA position.
  6. In the camcorder menu, set the USB STREAMING option to ON .
  7. On the computer, start the webcam software.
NOTE: Contact the software manufacturer for assistance with setting up or using the webcam software.

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USB doesn't work that way, normally. Most tapeless camcorders automatically set up the webcam as a storage device, which is a very distinct thing from a video streaming device.  A storage device is just a disc of some kind... it will show up under some letter (eg, K:) in Windows, when you attach the camcorder.  

Some USB camcorders allow for a "webcam" or "streaming" mode... I didn't find any specifics on your JVC, but I know some of the Panasonics support this. There are two ways. One is that, if you have the camera in record/standby mode, it may just go automatically into webcam mode when you attach USB.

The other way is that the camera will have something in the menus, like "Live mode" or "Webcam mode" that instructs it to configure USB for video streaming rather than storage-class attachement.

And of course, some of the tapeless camcorders have a Firewire port, just like a DV camcorder, which is there specifically to allow for streaming video, etc. You could use your camcorder as a web camera over Firewire, given the proper software... though you might find that's just as expensive as buying
a webcam.

And given the price of actual webcams, I would consider buying one
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price. This is the same  reason I have a DV tape rewind device.. $20 device, $2000
camcorder... easy math.  

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