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Ondrob Aug 1, 2002 7:34 AM

Canon A40 as Webcam
Do you know how to use Canon A40 as a webcam? Is it possible? Do you know any SW for it?

Gary Senkus Aug 1, 2002 8:02 AM

you would need a setting that would allow by pass of memory card, best to just use webcam w/CCD chip, the ones with the CMOS need to much light.

Old Bob Aug 2, 2002 10:46 AM

Your camera came with an application called Remote Capture. I haven't used it myself, but it's supposed to let you control the camera when tethered to your computer...

aclive Aug 3, 2002 4:59 PM

You can't. A40 doesn't have that function built in. Remote Capture only takes single picture. Some cameras can like Fuji's.
It might be possible to do-it-yourself (need a computer guy's help). The basic idea is to keep the camera's shutter open(?) and let the computer aquire the pictures through USB. Just my guess. Hope somebody can give a better answer.

[Edited on 8-3-2002 by aclive]

jkdigiteam Oct 6, 2002 4:30 PM

There's one way: Buy a TV-Card or any Video-card which supports video-in. Connect the camera (audio-/video-out)--> PC (Video-in) and get a webcam software. You must also buy a AC Adapter Kit ACK600, because the camera must be on all the time. Don't forget to set off the auto energy safe mode.

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