Using Macbook as camera viewfinder

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  1. jsl20, May 9, 2011
    Last edited: May 9, 2011

    jsl20 macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2011
    I'm trying to use a camera in a very limited space-its on a tripod in a fume cupboard and is aiming at the floor, which means i can't see the view finder. Does anyone know if its possible to use something like photo booth, iphoto or imovie to act as the view finder through the USB connection? i don't need to control the camera, just see what its seeing so i can aim it at the right thing!

    its a lumix tz5 camera. it looks like you can use sofortbild with Nikons, I can't find anything about lumix though!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Unless Panasonic has some kind of software that allows this, you're probably SOL. Digital pictures are free though... you could just take a whole bunch of photos and delete the ones that don't turn out.

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