I am using a Dell L501X laptop sometimes refered to a Dell XPS 15. It comes with an Onboard webcam that can record live videos, but when I try to use it in Adobe Premier Pro CS6 a screen that reads "capture device is offline or can't activate recorder try resetting camera" Can someone please help because it would be nice to record live videos of my band rehearsals. Thank you
Not possisble. Capture only works over a firewire cable from a camera with firewire out.
I would guess that Dell preloaded a Webcam capture utility onto your computer. You should be able to use that, then Save the resulting file in a format, that PrPro can edit. Look into a Webcam utility on the computer, and then tell us what options it has for the video capture, and someone can help you pick the best format/CODEC.
You're better off using a normal camera for this. Most web cams take crap video (by comparison) and offer little to no control of anything other than start and stop.