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By clrwtr001 ·
I have a Gateway 700XL XP home w/media suite and w/business suite. Also Pinnacle Studio Version 8 SE software. I want to use my Sony DCR-TRV720 (NTSC)Digital Handycam as a video webcam for (live realtime)video on MSN Instant Messenger Video Conferencing.With all the $$ I have spent to link these two pieces of hardware, I still have yet to find the software/driver to make this work. Sony techs almost had a solution by phone,but cutoff. Called next Sony tech,said "No way camcorders can be used as webcams" WHY? I need it done w/o buying a cheap 300 pixel A/V webcam; BUT using hardware I have

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by tech_wiz03 In reply to Video conferencing softwa ...

Ideally they are right you can't do it through normal means but it can be done. There was a product out called SNAPPY - video capture that could take live streaming video or stills from any camcorder or vcr and build 600x480 to 2560x1800 frames. Now the bad news ... SNAPPY is out of business but someone told me to check out 'gotcha' for same functionality (sorry but just haven't had time) anyways the products if you find them will come with software ok.

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rick

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By the Way last time I visited EBAY someone had a SNAPPY in box new for $8.00

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by valis In reply to Video conferencing softwa ...

most webcams i have and have seen, also have a video input connection, you could try picking up a webcam, and using that.

hope that helps,

http://www.valiskeogh.com

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by mdotseth In reply to Video conferencing softwa ...

We found an application called WebCamDV 2.0 in the ZDnet downloads section. It worked but the demo version only allows 10 minutes and we haven't purchased yet as I was looking for any other options. If you have found another choice, let me know. Hope this helps.

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