2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 1, 2011 8:26 AM by John T Smith

    Can Prosumer File-Based Cameras Shoot Live Into The Computer?

    flyingfish4

      I have an Canon HV20 HDV video tape-based camera.  It interfaces with the computer through firewire.  I like being able to shoot live into the computer via firewire.  I can  control record and stop on the camera via my keyboard, and then review the clip on  the computer without ever having to touch the camera.  I do a lot of takes and I like being able to quickly review a clip with the keyboard instead of messing with the tiny controls on the camera, and if it's not right, I just delete it and shoot again until I get the right shot.  Does anyone know if  the newer file-based cams would allow me to shoot live into the computer  as well?  If so, how would the camera interface with the computer?

      Thanks a lot.