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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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  1. Gib Wallis says:

    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!

  2. Dave says:

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

  3. Dave says:

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

  4. jojo says:

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

  5. Jaakko says:

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

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

  7. CRAIG says:

    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.

    Thanks!