View Full Version : S110 as a webcam: Problem
16th of July 2002 (Tue), 23:13
I want to start using my S110 as my webcam also via the composite out. Although I have run across a problem.. The timeout length, I set the battery saver to off in the options but the shutter still shuts after 3 minutes. Is there anyway to disable this?
17th of July 2002 (Wed), 11:35
Weird. My S30 manual talks about the camera powering off after three minutes when Auto Power Save is set to [off], but doesn't clearly say what it does when set to [on].
The difference appears to be whether or not the barrel retracts. When set to [on], the camera suspends to save power, but leaves the barrel out and consumes a minimal amount of power. When set to [off], the camera retracts the barrel and turns itself completely off. In both cases, the time limit is three minutes in shooting mode, and pressing the shutter turns the camera back on. I don't see any way around that.
I would suggest that you want to set Auto Power Off to [on] so that the barrel won't retract, then make sure to press a button before three minutes are up, or wait for it to suspend and press the shutter to turn it back on.
17th of July 2002 (Wed), 14:15
Damn, looks like I should go spend the $50 and get a real webcam.. too bad, I was so close :(
19th of September 2002 (Thu), 12:09
Help! How do I use the S110 as a webcam. Even 3 minutes would be okay for me. Can I use the USB output? What modes do I set it in, and what software do I need? Thanks!
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19th of September 2002 (Thu), 19:04
You need a pci TV-card. I use the Hauppage Win TV-Go with mine. It has a compositve video in, so the AV cable that comes with the S30 (S110 as well I assume) can connect to it. Microsoft netmeeting software comes with the TV-card and can be used to make your camera function as a web cam - I use a mini tripod for a stand. The TV card sells for $50, and Staples or any other office supplies/technology store would probably have them. Oh, you can also watch tv on your computer with the card = )
For a laptop, there is a USB card available, but I can't comment on that
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