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Old May 17th, 2020, 12:04 PM
Total Noob Total Noob is offline
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Use an old camera as a webcam?

I have an old Nikon Coolpix dedicated camera that connects to my generic Win7 desktop when I want to download pix on the camera's internal drive or without removing the SD card.

Would I be able to use it as a webcam now that I need to have that facility for work? If yes, is at a complex install? I am not a fan of videoconferencing and I just found out the camera in my laptop sucks.

Note in passing that I have a really good old style camcorder that I used in conjunction with a Zio adapter some years ago for this purpose, but now Zio is gone and there's no driver available for anything past XP, and that's a bummer. I kept that old camcorder just for this kind of emergency, and obsolescence won anyway. Any chance that a current version of Linux might recognize the adapter? I'm not prepared to do all the necessary coding and finding if Linux won't recognize it.
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Old May 17th, 2020, 03:23 PM
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It looks like you can maybe do it, according to a simple Google search that I just did...

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=...sclient=psy-ab
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Old May 17th, 2020, 10:33 PM
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Here's a "How to use a Digital Camera as a Webcam" from "How to Geeks".
https://www.howtogeek.com/669410/how...a-as-a-webcam/


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Old May 22nd, 2020, 02:09 PM
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Thanks for the tip, but my Nikon is not supported by Sparkocam.

So if anyone reading this works at Nikon, how about a firmware upgrade or an app that can do this?

Meanwhile, I'm going to try to set up my very expensive digital camera for a test run. I can't use it at home because the camera needs to sit on a tripod and my desk is up against the wall. But I'll test it out against the day I become a CNN expert working from home (and I'll rearrange the furniture).

Meanwhile, does anyone know of an adapter that will allow me to plug in my old analog camcorder with its RCA outputs into a Windows or Linux USB port, other than the old Cameramate adapter which is not supported?
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Old May 25th, 2020, 10:57 PM
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Sorry for this late reply.....


But, I think this should work for you.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Portable-...yABEgJYW_D_BwE




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Old May 28th, 2020, 03:12 PM
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Thanks. I will give that kind of device a try.
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