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Sony TRV22 as webcam?

I have the sony dcr-trv22 camcorder and it says in the specs that it can be used as a web-cam. But it does not say anywhere in the manual how to do this and I have tried everything on my computer with the usb and firewire and codecs and software etc. but I cant figure it out. Does anybody know how to use the TRV22 as a web-cam?

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    I have the sony dcr-trv22e camcorder and it says in the specs that it can be used as a web-cam. But it does not say anywhere in the manual how to do this and I have tried everything on my computer with the usb and firewire and codecs and software etc. but I cant figure it out. Does anybody know how to use the TRV22e as a web-cam?

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    Wow, I had this problem as well, removing tape has worked wonders, I can't believe how damned simple that was to do haha. So far the camera hasn't gone off in about 10 mins or so, so I'm feeling pretty darn positive that it will never turn off now :D

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Download the usb driver from sony support site and install that first - yes it says the camera does not support streaming! Of course it does! Connect the camera now NOT earlier. If you do get the new hw detected prompt point to the downloaded driver section on your pc and navigate to the relevant os section e.g. xp or 2000... you should be good now. Make sure you select camera source in your im software.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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First be sure that "USB STREAM" is on. This can be found in the menu for either "CAMERA" or "VCR" menus: FN -> MENU -> toolbox icon -> USB STREAM Secondly, make sure there is no tape in the camera. This disables the "auto sleep" mode so your camera doesn't constantly shut off after 4 min. FYI: you can also use it as a "webcam" in VCR mode to show the person a previously recorded section of tape. Also you can run other video through the unit. :In CAMERA mode: FN -> ETC -> DISPLAY -> LCD This allows a secondary unit or VCR or whatever to connect via RCA jacks to play across your "webcam". I take video in HDTV on my Canon TX1 and show the clips to my friends on Skype through my TRV22.

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It?s supposed to be very easy. You should connect you camera through the USB port, turn it on, and then you have a new webcam. Maybe the cable or the connection is busted. Daniel

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