Trying to stream live video from canon Vixia HF20

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jip9, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. jip9 macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2010
    Hello, I'm trying to connect my cannon vixia hf20 to my macbook so I can stream live video via ustream. The outputs on the camera are component out, USB out, and HDMI out. Unfortunately I don't have a firewire out on the camera and the usb doesn't seem to work either. I could really use your help because it's an expensive camera and I really want to stream with it.
  2. foshizzle macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2007
    There is no way to get the live stream unless you're connected over component or HDMI. The only way to do that is to get a converter. Maybe try the device in the link below that captures via component over USB. I'm not sure if it would allow you to connect the device to ustream, however, it may just work on their software. The best bet is to sell the camera and get their equivalent with firewire (and, subsequently, HDV tapes instead of flash storage), the HV40.
  3. neonkru macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2009
    impossible with no firewire. you could workout something with hdmi but you will be surprised with the price of it=P so just buy a camera with firewire
  4. cata12 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2010
  5. JakeTheMac macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2010
    You Can...

    Download CamTwist and hook up the camera via USB.

    In CamTwist just select your camera, it give's you lot's of other effect's as well.
  6. Vivikief macrumors newbie


    Mar 11, 2017
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    I am interested in steaming with my camerca canon hf20... please do tell me what affordable equipment buy.
  7. Unami macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010

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