Trying to get a JVC camcorder to work as a webcam on my iBook.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Hummer, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Hummer macrumors 65816

    Hummer

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    How would I go about doing this?

    The model of the camcorder is the JVC GR-D270.
     
  2. GilGrissom macrumors 65816

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    You need to use the FireWire (or i-link dv socket, as it's only a 4 pin firewire port) found on the back under the cover near your USB socket and power socket, as shown here:
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    It's best to use FireWire with things like this if you can, lots of threads explaining why. Plus iChat will only use FireWire cameras and not USB cameras unless you buy a plugin for it.

    I have a similar older JVC camera I use at work, actually just used it to record a school production at work (iMovie'd and iDVD'd ofcourse!) I hope your's has better image quality and light control than the one I use!

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Hummer thread starter macrumors 65816

    Hummer

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    Do you know which plugin supports this cam? I only have the USB cord.

    Thanks,
    Hummer
     
  4. GilGrissom macrumors 65816

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