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Old Oct 16, 2004, 5:50 AM   #1
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Do you have any idea if we can we use kodak DX6490 as a webcam ?



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Old Oct 16, 2004, 6:33 AM   #2
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I really doubt that it can be done. webcams are more in the line of video cameras, where still cams do vid as an afterthought. Also there isn't any software to make the link for the DX's.

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Old Oct 16, 2004, 9:26 AM   #3
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Hi Dinesh;

I've seen questions like this before, bit I've never followed the threads... It seems pretty unlikely that the 6490 would be useable as a web cam. The only "real-time" output from the camera is from the AV socket, and though that could theoretically be routed into your computer (alittle too complicated if you ask me) the camera's power saving functions would probably shut down the display if you left it onfor more than a minute without touching it.

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From the Kodak website FAQs:

Most Kodak EasyShare digital cameras do take videos, but cannot be used as a live Webcam. If your camera has the video feature, you can record a video with the camera, transfer the video to your computer, and then email the video file from the Kodak EasyShare software.

NOTE: The email recipient must have a program like QuickTime software to be able to read the .mov files.[/b]


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Old Oct 18, 2004, 7:28 PM   #4
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ive used my old kodak cx4230 as a webcam. I got a videoin for recording tv-shows, etc for my computer for $50, (winfast 2000xp) and i can connect the kodak from tv-out to tvin.. and it shows up in msn

but yes, the display turns off after a minute or so.. so you hav et opress a key on it.


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Old Oct 18, 2004, 8:22 PM   #5
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For the cost of webcams today, doesn't it just make more sense to buy one? Just a thought.

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Old Nov 2, 2004, 7:50 PM   #6
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Thanks for replies

ya it make real sense in buying a webcam as those are very cheap now days

but i just wanted to explore if possible ...

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whats this tvin for camera ? you mean to say we can record a tv show on our kodak camera and save it on memory card so that later on we can play it on camera or transfer to pc .. is this possible ?? do let me know how



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