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Old April 25th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #1
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How would you hook up the HV30 to use it as a web cam? Would that be possible? Or would it be better just to buy a dedicated Web cam?
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Old April 25th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #2
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Most programs allow you to use a DV camcorder as a webcam. Just set your DV output on the camera to 'DV Lock' and plug it into your computer using a FireWire (IEEE 1394) cable and select it as an input.

I've used my HV20 in Skype, iChat, and web based flash webcam apps.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #3
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thanks for your prompt reply, wes.... looks like it would work.
the idea is to shoot myself --- ah, no --- videograph myself introducing a slideshow or a web video and splice it into the product. im finding it hard to picture the steps, though
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #4
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Cant get my HV30 to work as Webcam with Skype

I am trying to set it up to work with SKYPE. I must be doing something wrong. CAn you help? do i need to be in CAMERA mode or PLAY mode? Card or tape? I set my OUTPUT to DV Lock...

When i go to my options i select CAnon Mini DV device...but no video?

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