Can the TM700 be used as a WebCam?

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    • #48904

      I’m considering purchasing a TM700, and I’d like to be able to use it as a webcam.

      As far as I can tell from the specs, the TM700 has a USB port but no FireWire port. In a videomaker article on choosing a WebCam, it says if you have a FireWire port you’re good to go. But no mention is made of USB ports.

      Can you run this camera as a WebCam over a USB connection?

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      Luis Maymi LopezLuis Maymi Lopez

      Hello Phillip, the USB the camcorder has is to transfer the video data to your computer. Like you mentioned with Firewire you are good to go, but to use the webcam with a USB port you need something like the EasyCAP. With this device you connect the composite cables of your camcorder, install the software included and it should identify it as a webcam. I bought this device a long time ago and it had serve its purpose (using a camcorder as a webcam), although the maximum resolution it capture is 720×480 and the installation (in Windows) is a little tedious, but for the price it work decently. There must be other more devices for this, but this is the only one I had used. Search Google for “USB video adapter”, it should give you a few ideas.

    • #200493

      Not really, I mean not through USB anyway.

      You can get a component (or composite) card for computer. If you get a component card (component’s only video), you’ll need an RCA to 1/8″ for pc’s mic input

    • #204063

      The Livestream Broadcaster box has an HDMI input so you could connect the TM700 that way.

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