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Registered: ‎04-02-2018

Recording direct to PC

Hello all,


New member here and first post.


Basically, I am trying to set up a recording rig with my Canon Legria HF R56 in such a fashion that I can record direct to my PC. For example, I want to be able to live stream to Twitch, YouTube etc etc through my PC but instead of using the built in webcam on my PC I want to use my Canon.


Is this possible?


I have tried multiple software downloads and wired connections beween the camera and my PC but don't seem to be getting anywhere.


Is there a package I should be looking at or a particular method of connecting the camera to the PC (USB or HDMI for example)


Thanks in advance.

Posts: 850
Registered: ‎10-12-2012

Re: Recording direct to PC

Hi, SteVieBizzLe! Welcome to The Canon Forums, and thanks for posting!

We appreciate your participation, though we need to let you know that your product appears to be a model that is not supported by our team here at Canon USA. The Canon Community Forum is hosted and moderated within the United States by Canon USA. We are only able to provide support for Canon products manufactured for and used within the US market.

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Posts: 35
Registered: ‎08-10-2017

Re: Recording direct to PC

You are going to need a video capture card in your PC to enable this. Have a look at Blackmagic Designs Decklink card. There are some others available too.

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