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Using external camera connected to my smartphone

By wisenerjeff ·
I am trying to import my Sony A6300 camera video feed into my Samsung A51 phone. I am trying to import my Sony A6300 camera video feed into my Samsung A51 phone.

I am shooting surfing, wanting to take my live video feed off the A6300 via HDMI cable into the phone. I got the cables, exporting the video to my feelworld lut7 monitor which receives the signal, no problem. The monitor has an HDMI output, typically used to connect to a TV. Instead, I got an HDMI cable that on the other end is a USB-C so it connects to my Samsung A51 smartphone.

Here is the problem, I go to live feed on Facebook and it is broadcasting the Samsung A51 camera feed on the phone, not the video feed coming into the phone via Sony A6300 > Feelworld lut7 monitor > Samsung phone.

Does anyone have an idea how to fix this? I am not sure if is simple charging a phone setting on Android or the use of a specific phone app, or simply Impossible for the phone to use an outside video source as a feed for Facebook live or a live Instagram feed?

Thank you in advance for your help and expertise!
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by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Using external camera con ...

A phone, like a tablet or laptop, does not have a video in, it can only have video out. However, you can use them as a camera to stream.

https://www.dacast.com/blog/live-streaming-equipment/ tells about other equipment you can use. It's certainly possible.

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I'm reading what Sony implemented.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Using external camera con ...

https://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/app/webcam/en/instruction/ for example notes only Windows and Apple support and even then the audio is unsupported (does not work.)

I found no easy ready to use solution for use of this camera and any phone.

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