How-To Use a Capture Card & Digital Camera as a Webcam with webinar.net
You will first need an application that can take the input from your capture card, and feed that signal through to a “virtual webcam”. There are two different applications we’ve tested to support this setup and a list of capable capture cards:
Your capture card is important, as you want to ensure there is no "delay" or "lag" added to your live video.
Not all capture cards are the same, and most will, unfortunately, add some kind of delay to your video signal, as the computer works to create the virtual webcam.
Below is a list of recommended cards/devices for you to use with minimal or no delay:
- Black Magic - UltraStudio Recorder 3G
This is our favorite & industry-standard capture device we’ve used!
(Note: PC must be Thunderbolt compatible)
- Elgato - CAM LINK 4K
Our 2nd pick is a dedicated device, designed exactly for converting a real camera’s output into a webcam. The Elgato line of devices is designed more toward “professional consumers” and fewer industry professionals. However, they are very reliable with great performance when capturing video.
With Each of these capture devices, you are directly feeding the camera's HDMI output, to the input of the capture card, all of which is running back to your computer. Open your chosen application from the list above and attempt to view your camera.
Important: Each application will have a dedicated button for starting the virtual camera.
Be sure to start your virtual camera from within your app, before connecting to the Presenter Console.
Finally: You will want to manually configure your audio as you normally would through the "devices" in the Presenter Console. While also ensuring to select your virtual camera from the "Video Settings".
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