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.
Step 2. Open the flip cover of the USB port present on your camera.
Insert the USB cable into the port of the camera.
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.
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.
Step 5. Double click on ‘my computer’ icon on your 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.
Turn on your computer or laptop.
Connect the big end of the USB cable to the port present on your computer.
Now connect the small end to the camera
‘Power on’ the camera and put it on record mode.
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.
The computer would start taking live video captured by the camera.
Select the folder and store the videos.
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.