Using Camcorder as Webcam
This video clip is a How to guide for configuring a consumer type HD camera as a Webcam for ‘Google Hangouts’, Youtube Live and other Live streaming application for less than $35 ! :
Components used in my setup :
1. Sony HDR-XR500V – Camcorder with A/V and S-Video output
2. A/V Cable (Red-Yellow-White)
3. Diamond One-Touch Video capture VC500
4. Windows 7 – 64 Bit
5. Adobe Flash Media Live encoder 3.2 (for Youtube Live streaming)
Setup was tested with Google Hangout and Youtube Live.
a. You may decide to use any audio source, including your webcam mic !
b. Sony camcorder above was set to output video in 4:3 mode, if not, you will appear slim !
c. If you are curious, manycam does not work in this setup (not important for me yet)