Use a cellphone camera as a webcam

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  1. killuminati macrumors 68020

    killuminati

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    Is it possible to use a cellphone video camera as a webcam? I have a razr v3 and I could connect it to my computer either via bluetooth or usb.

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  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    It's possible because I've seen it demo'd with the Nokia Series 60 phones. However, I have no idea how useful it is (Bluetooth has abysmal data rates), nor do I know how to set it up.
     
  3. killuminati thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But if I connected it via wired USB it would be just as fast as any normal camera.

    I'm happy that you've heard of it being done, maybe somebody else here will know how.
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Which phone would you be using?
     
  5. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i did a bit of googling and found this

     
  6. killuminati thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm using the RAZR V3c.

    Homer, thanks for finding that I'm not sure if that applies here though. It says that the phone can't capture video except this model does.
     
  7. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i did a bit more googling (now that i know it's a v3c :p) and found this
    http://www.hakim.ws/cum/index.php?PHPSESSID=e9bf0a76284820ad6eeb66275cb32837&topic=14018.msg79847
    it seems to indicate you can use it as a webcam, unfortunately i dont speak spanish so i cant read it :eek:, and it looks like it's windows only :(
     
  8. lexus macrumors 68000

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    How would you stand the RAZR up?
     
  9. killuminati thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's the easy part :p . I could just lean it against anything I guess.


    Howard, I just used google translator on that link you posted so I kind of get what it's saying. Apparently you can use those 2 apps and they will work for any Motorola camera phones. But of-course they are PC only. Maybe I'll just give up on this until I have a PC.
     
  10. mtseyed macrumors newbie

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    using cell phone camera as webcam

    I have samsung SGH D600 I don't know how to use it as a webcam
     
  11. lexus macrumors 68000

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    Wow what a descriptive post, maybe some more info might help.
     
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