Even if you managed to get the video to show, the next issue is that the camera auto shuts down in a few minutes. This is because the possibility you may leave it on 24x7 and the designs are for shorter on times. The reasons are simple such as reduced weight and costs.
A webcam is cheaper too.
I'm trying to use my JVC Everio GZ-HD7 camcorder as a webcam, but I'm having problems.
I'm using a firewire cable connected to my Sony Vaio NR notebook running Windows Vista. I've changed the video output setting on my camcorder to I-Link (firewire) and my computer along with AIM, Skype, and dv-camcorder-to-webcam-conversion programs like WebcamDV recognize it, so no problems there. But when I run it, I get a black screen. No video or audio whatsoever.
Does anybody have solutions or suggestions?