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Sony Camcorder as Webcam

by miraclecenter / September 17, 2012 8:44 AM PDT

I'd like to use a Sony Camcorder as a webcam. I bought the HDR-CX190 and plugged it in via HDMI. The problem is I see the entire viewfinder, with the REC indicator, etc., which doesn't work for my purposes (Live Streaming of lectures.) Is there a setting on this, or any other Sony consumer-grade camcorder to allow it function as a webcam? It would need it to stay on for hours without recording to its own media.

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2012 9:10 AM PDT
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Re: I'm going with no.
by miraclecenter / September 17, 2012 10:34 AM PDT
In reply to: I'm going with no.

My research was based on a call to Sony. So much for that. Happy

Thanks for the article.

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I wish it was better news.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 17, 2012 11:46 AM PDT
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But I'm noticing companies and others don't know their products anymore. They tend to tell you anything to get the sale.

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Re: I wish it was better news
by miraclecenter / September 17, 2012 1:15 PM PDT

Very true.

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