View Full Version : Want to use my DV Camera for video conference

Oct 27, 2006, 08:52 AM
This is a one-shot deal. We are having a training session with our Oregon and Honolulu offices. The plan was to use Skype and a web-cam. The quality of the web-cam goes downhill very quick as one gets away from the camera (not surprising). So, I thought about using my AG-DVC30 or AX-DVC100B. Usually web-cams come with software which captures the video image to the screen. Is there a a program Mac/Windows that can use a standard DV camera as its' source. I would entertain any suggestions and appreciate all comments.


Oct 27, 2006, 09:04 AM
iChat'll do that won't it?

But most DV cams will power down after 5mins or so, you could just set it to record to get round that and then you only have a problem after an hour when the tape runs out.

Oct 27, 2006, 10:17 AM
You can use a DV camera, but don't expect DV quality video to be zipping across the regular internet.