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This is what happens when you're too lazy to buy a real webcam: Answered


Not practical at all and in theory this was more expensive than buying a real webcam but it does work:


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craftyv
craftyv

9 years ago

What's with this "too lazy"? I'm too broke buy a webcam.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

I don't feel like going down to the store, picking out a webcam, and going back home.

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craftyv
craftyv

Reply 9 years ago

Wow, that is quite lazy. LOL

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LargeMouthBass
LargeMouthBass

9 years ago

I actually think that the video quality was quite good. I've never been terribly impressed by the quality of webcam video. It always seem very pixilated.

Since you're just using the video outputs to a capture device, the tape part is irrelevant. For making videos inside your home where the subject is more or less stationary, it works fine.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

Yes that does seem to be the one advantage of my setup here. When this was new the quality was some of the best a consumer-grade camcorder could offer. The tape part is to give the viewers an idea of how old the camera is, that's all.