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How To Use a Canon DSLR Camera As a Web Cam

So you’ve got your spiffy new Canon DSLR camera that shoots gorgeous video.  But now you’re thinking “Hmmm, wouldn’t it be great if I could use this for a web cam too”?  Well actually you can.  And the folks over at Planet5D have put together a video tutorial showing you how, all step by step:

Using a Canon HDSLR (5D Mark II) as a webcam for skype or ustream from planetMitch on Vimeo.

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  • Gib Wallis says: June 11, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing the link to this video! I bought a Canon Rebel 2Ti and was just wondering how I might do something like this. I will check out their site and other videos. Very clever technique!

  • Dave says: June 12, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Hey Dave… Any idea if this will work with the Canon Vixia HFS11?

    • Dave says: June 14, 2010 at 3:07 pm

      No, it will not. You need to install an HDMI card in your PC if you want to stream with a Vixia.

  • jojo says: August 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    can you do this with a a vixia HF S20? If not, can you use a Vixia HFS20 as a webcam?

  • Jaakko says: March 20, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Is the FPS going to be as slow as in this video, or is it just because of the screencapture?

  • George Kotelnikov says: December 24, 2011 at 5:18 am

    You can get rid of the center rectangle by setting this Focus to “Facial Detection”. :)

  • CRAIG says: January 14, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    But EOS Utility is freezing up after a minute or two of initializing Remote Live View? Is this a common thing. I have a Canon 60D and iMac running Snow Leopard.