Using video camera as webcam

By lisa mcrae
Sep 22, 2015
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  1. Hi I'm hoping someone here can help me, I'm pretty useless with anything technical and driving myself mad trying to connect my camcorder to use as a webcam. I am using a laptop with windows xp and I've connected a panasonic camera via dazzle. The camera works fine when used with the dazzle pinnacle software and the live stream is great but when I try to use it as a webcam anywhere else it doesn't work. I either get a 'no cam detected' or just a blank/black screen. I've used a few of the 'check your webcam' tools online and dazzle appears in the camera options but it just won't work. If anyone could help at all It would be very much appreciated, thanks
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,131   +982

    Yep; that's what happens.

    camcorder => PC allows applications to access the camcorder content - - BUT never to use it as an input device - - just a storage device

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