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Old 13th May 2010, 10:41   #1
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hi guys is it possible you convert you digital camera to a web cam and use it as a video conferance tool
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Old 13th May 2010, 11:13   #2
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yes you can

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you need a tv tuner card /gfx card with VIVO to make this work
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Why would you bother doing all this ? Just buy a cheap webcam.

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Why would you bother doing all this ? Just buy a cheap webcam.

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cheap webcam are not that clear therefor i want to convert my digital camera into a web cam for a clear image ,webcam with 3 mega pix cost appox 5000/-
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Just make sure there is plenty of light falling on ur face (coming from behind the webcam) and it will make the biggest difference.
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For a video conference call, I don't think you are going to be moving around much. A reasonable webcam should suit you just fine. It will offer you more flexibility than a digital camera.
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usually you will run into a problem when you need to provide power to the camera. to many cables/charges to carry. but once you are past that, the results can be really good.

AFAIK, not all cameras support streaming. those who do, don't need any special configuration.
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cheap webcam are not that clear therefor i want to convert my digital camera into a web cam for a clear image ,webcam with 3 mega pix cost appox 5000/-
The higher resolution of a digital camera is for still photographs. For streaming video, a digital camera will also provide VGA quality video stream.

Also, does the video conferencing service support resolution higher than VGA ? If not, a better camera would not be any useful.

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i am using skype for my business,i need to show my new products to them on line i tried using an intel web cam but the image was not clear so i went in search of a good web cam but then these web cam from logitech and ibm are expensive ,i heard people are using digital camera as web cam .
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i am using skype for my business,i need to show my new products to them on line i tried using an intel web cam but the image was not clear so i went in search of a good web cam but then these web cam from logitech and ibm are expensive ,i heard people are using digital camera as web cam .
My suggestion would be to take some high resolution images of your products using a digital camera and send these images to your clients (through email) in addition to the live video conferencing (using a standard webcam).

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Philips is good. I use it. Cost about 1500 Appx.
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My suggestion would be to take some high resolution images of your products using a digital camera and send these images to your clients (through email) in addition to the live video conferencing (using a standard webcam).

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my products have to be seen in all dimension,and clicking and up loading takes a lot of time, only the selected items are clicked and made into a booklet for the client
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The higher resolution of a digital camera is for still photographs. For streaming video, a digital camera will also provide VGA quality video stream.

Also, does the video conferencing service support resolution higher than VGA ? If not, a better camera would not be any useful.

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Actually using a higher resolution camera to down-sample is very useful. It provides much needed Noise compensation. Considering the size of web-cam sensors and noise, using a higher resolution camera to down-sample is great idea.

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my products have to be seen in all dimension,and clicking and up loading takes a lot of time, only the selected items are clicked and made into a booklet for the client
What is the size of the products ??

You can opt for a 90x90cm Product Softbox with a rotating platform and putting 3x 150W-500W halogen lights around it and then putting the web-cam to it. It should provide you with much better Image Quality. I have attached a picture with basic details.

You don't even need to buy a Product Softbox, you can make one easily.
DIY Product Softbox on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Sample Product Shot from DIY Product Softbox on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The guy is using Strobes for Still Images. You can use 150W-500W halogen lights to produce same effect. To be honest even a 100W light source will be enough.
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ibal interpolated 5mp and 8mp ones are quite good. Yeah the twist cam. Its cost just 1000 and has a great quality.

I am personally using it on skype
I keep it on throughout the day, my inlaws in delhi see my toddler daily.

Is not sending the High res images from all angles easier and more practical.

If you want to spend a bit more. go for 2 mega pix MS NX6000, which is about 3k in NP, delhi.
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