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Use Canon Vixia HF G10 as a Webcam?

My business purchased a canon vixia hf g10, we would like to replace our webcam with this. Is this possible?

We want to stream the camcorder to our computer using a conference software (Fuze) [or Google Hangouts, Skype, or something else that is supported if Fuze is not]. I have tried connecting the camcorder using both USB & HDMI and neither works. When I try to open the streaming software and switch from my computers camera to the camcorder it does not show up as an option. I am stuck Smiley Sad

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Re: Use Canon Vixia HF G10 as a Webcam?

Hi ColinLeiker!


Thank you for the post.


The VIXIA HF G10 cannot be used to stream a live video feed to a computer so it can function as a webcam.  Connecting the camcorder to a computer is for the transfer of already recorded video only.

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Re: Use Canon Vixia HF G10 as a Webcam?

I've been using 2 different HF G10 as a live stream cameras for the last year.  One is sending the signal via the analog output to a Osprey 440e capture card and the other is sending via the miniHDMI to an HDMI input on a Blackmagic Intensity Pro. 



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Re: Use Canon Vixia HF G10 as a Webcam?

I have a blackmagic mini recorder and trying to stream to google hangout with the hfg10. Any recommendations?
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