Can I use the Canon VIXIA HV40 camcorder for skype?
March 7, 2013 8:53 AM Subscribe
I've spent hours trying to get the Canon HV40 to work over firewire to Skype! ANY help is greatly appreciated....
posted by lattiboy to Technology (5 answers total)
Interested in experimenting with using it for a super high-quality Skype/Video conferencing camera for my work. I'm able to record HDV out to disk using a simple freeware stream capture tool, so I know the video is "there", but I need it to be nicely packaged for web video software.
It shows up in Adobe Connect as "Canon Camera/Camcorder" but it's just a black box with no picture. Skype flat-out doesn't recognize it as a camera.
I know Leo LaPorte from the TWiT network said they were using these for their high quality streaming, but I don't know if he was also using VidBlaster or some other high $$$ software to "push" the video to Skype.