How To Use Your Digital Camera As A Webcam
Most of us have digital cameras with us but not all of us have webcams , maybe because we dont use webcams that much.But there could be times when we need to video chat and in such cases webcams is a must.Now instead of wasting money in buying a webcam , all you gotta do is use your digital camera as your webcam using a few softwares.Now this is pretty simple to do and very effective.There are a lot of advantages in doing this.Firstly , the cost factor, Absolutely no money required for this, completely FREE as you dont need to buy a webcam.Secondly, video clarity would be a lot better, as digital cameras are way better than webcams.Now here's how you go about doing this :
For this to work, you need the following :
1)Camera Software - Now this software comes with almost every digital camera.For example Canon cameras have a software called remote shooting . This software is used to get the video from the digital camera onto your computer screen
2)Camtasia Studio - This is Screen Recording Software which basically records a part of your screen and streams it as a webcam.So basically camtasia is used to create a virtual webcam which gets the video from your camera software.
So what you do is select "Record A Part Of Your Screen" option in camtasia and you would get a box, place that box onto the camera software window which is getting the camera video.Then open your messenger and it should detect a webcam which would show your digital camera video.Here are a few screenshots to help you Out
This is the camera software. Remote shooting is the software for Canon Cameras.