View Full Version : DV camcorder as webcam?
02-08-2002, 06:56 PM
I have a Mini DV Camcorder hooked up to a 1394/firewire and I was curious if anyone knows of software that would allow it to be used as a webcam? I have never used a webcam before and thought this might work. I tried using Microsoft Messenger, no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks.
02-11-2002, 04:58 AM
Just out of curiosity I gave this a try a while ago - I have a JVC that was connected through firewire but I couldn't get it to work (as a webcam). I tried it w/Yahoo messenger, but not with anything else yet. Let mw know if you figure it out.
02-12-2002, 12:48 AM
OK, after doing some research it looks as though only MS Messenger can be used by the firewire. You have to install this
in order to get it to work. I have a feeling this setup will become more prevelant as 1394 becomes more widely accepted. This is all I have found so far. Anyone else had any luck?
02-12-2002, 01:03 AM
I forgot to mention that the 1394 card must be OHCI compliant. Check out this page
for more info. This is where I found most of my information.
02-12-2002, 05:19 AM
Wow - good info -
Thanks, Ride2bhi. Have you tried any of this yourself?
02-12-2002, 05:29 AM
this is a question i ws thinking about asking as well...but i have no firewire card yet. i've been using the s-video in on my all in wonder and it's been working...
not a very elegant solution, but it works.
02-12-2002, 02:20 PM
I have tried the messenger solution, and it seems to be working. Unfortunately, none of my friends on messenger have machines capable of receiving the signal so I am not positive it works. I originally wanted to set up the webcam for Yahoo but it doesn't seem that they support it.
02-12-2002, 10:36 PM
Found out that it only works on XP machines for video conferencing. At least a step in the right direction.
02-13-2002, 03:56 PM
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