How to connect camera to computer and record

How to connect camera to computer and record?

Photographers, be it a professional or amateur, have always shown their love and admiration for Canon cameras. Anybody, who loves to click nature, wildlife or even portraits, can simply vouch for a Canon camera on any given day.

On the other side, if you are looking for a detailed answer to the question: ”how to connect Canon camera to a computer and record’’, it would go as an extended processes due to the fact that these are two different functions altogether.

Connecting the camera to a computer and record is part of a feature Canon camera where you can use it as a webcam and shoot live videos. However, both the process has been explained here with the help of photographs.

Connecting Canon Camera to PC and record using a USB cable:

You need a USB cable (provided with the camera) if you want to connect and download the photographs.

Follow the steps below your camera to computer and record:

Step 1. Turn on your computer

Also, once it turned on, it would be best to close down all the other applications since transferring high-resolution photos or videos may slow down the computer.

How to connect camera to computer and record
How to connect camera to computer and record

Step 2. Open the flip cover of the USB port present on your camera.

Insert the USB cable into the port of the camera.

How to connect camera to computer and record - open the flip cover of the USB port
How to connect camera to computer and record – open the flip cover of the USB port

Step 3. Turn on the “View” mode.

The computer would automatically detect the camera. For video, insert the small end of the USB cable into the USB port of your camera. Usually, the placement of port may vary from model to model. Put on the “Video Out” mode.

How to connect camera to computer and record - turn on the view mode
How to connect camera to computer and record – turn on the view mode

Step 4. Insert the Canon camera driver into the computer and wait till the installation is complete.

However, it will take some time if you are installing the driver for the first time. The pop-up window on the screen would give options for the next feature once the driver is installed.

How to connect camera to computer
How to connect camera to computer

Step 5. Double click on ‘my computer’ icon on your computer.

How to connect camera to computer and record - click on my computer
How to connect camera to computer and record – click on my computer

Click on ‘internal storage’ under the ‘Devices and Drives section.’ Double click on the ‘storage folder.’ You can name it as per your wish. However, in all modern digital cameras, this is known as “DCIM.” There should be another sub-folder that you can rename and start transferring your photographs and videos.

Step 6. You are almost done

Now you can delete or enhance the photographs. You can now share your pictures and videos with anyone.

This is a bit of advice:

Ensure you turn off your Canon camera before disconnecting from the computer, and then remove the USB cable from your Canon camera.

How to shoot live video and  photos with Canon camera connected to your computer

You can always use your Canon camera as a webcam to shoot live videos during a family gathering or outing. This would become more nostalgic when you save those videos. Yes, you can store the recorded videos. It’s simple and easy.

Step 1.

Turn on your computer or laptop.

Step 2.

Connect the big end of the USB cable to the port present on your computer.

How to connect camera to computer and record - connect USB to computer
How to connect camera to computer and record – connect USB to computer

Step 3.

Now connect the small end to the camera

How to connect camera to computer and record - connect smaller end of usb USB to camera
How to connect camera to computer and record – connect smaller end of usb USB to camera

Step 4.

‘Power on’ the camera and put it on record mode.

How to connect camera to computer and record - record mode
How to connect camera to computer and record – record mode

Step 5.

Ensure the jack of the audio/video cables is correctly plugged into the camera. Go to ‘my computer’ and click on the ‘USB video source capturing device drive’ icon.

How to connect camera to computer and record - make sure the cable is properly connected
How to connect camera to computer and record – make sure the cable is properly connected

Step 6.

The computer would start taking live video captured by the camera.

How to connect camera to computer and record - computer will start live recording
How to connect camera to computer and record – computer will start live recording

Step 7.

Select the folder and store the videos.

How to connect camera to computer and record - select folder
How to connect camera to computer and record – select folder

Canon has made a mark for itself, not just being the best camera in the market but also earning the reputation for providing numerous state-of-the-art features within the affordable price tag. Apart from that, these features are fully user-friendly, and you need not be an expert on the camera.

External monitor for Canon

Video editing software

Flip screen cameras