If you have a camera, whether it is a digital camera or a web cam, you can be live on the Internet in minutes. You can use your camera to host your own online webisodes. You also can use it to chat with family and friends through your instant messenger program. All you need to go online is your camera, a high-speed Internet connection, and the proper software.
Things You'll Need
- High-speed Internet
- Streaming software
- Computer microphone
Connect your digital camera or web camera to your computer by using the mini-USB cable that came with the camera. If you do not have a mini-USB cable you can purchase one from your local electronics store or computer retailer.
Visit a website that will allow you to stream your live camera footage online. Some of the websites that will allow you to use their streaming software for free are LiveStream.com, UStream.tv, and StickAM.com. In order to use the sites, you will have to create a user account.
Power on your camera. Ensure that you are in a room that has sufficient lighting. If the image you see on your computer monitor is too dark, adjust the lighting or move to a different room with more light.
Log into the account that was created in Step 2. Select the option to "Go Live" or "Stream Live." The wording will vary by website. After you have clicked on the option to go live your camera footage will appear on the web for all of to see. In order to be heard you must have an internal or external microphone on your computer.
Use your camera to participate in video chats with your instant messenger program or other online chat programs. To video chat, simply follow steps 1 and 3. Log into your instant messenger account and click on the option to "Video Chat."
How to Connect a Security DVR to the Internet
Many modern security camera control systems contain a digital video recorder (DVR) device integrated into the system, as well as an Ethernet...
How to Connect CCTV to the Internet
How to Connect CCTV to the Internet. ... How to Connect a Security Camera to a DVR. Security cameras connect to recording...
How to Connect Your Camera to an iPad
The iPad is a tablet computing device sold by Apple. The device features a 9.7-inch touch screen that you can use to...
How to View a Trendnet Camera over the Internet
Setting up a Trendnet camera over the Internet allows you to keep in remote touch with your security system whether traveling or...
How to Connect a Webcam
How to Connect a Webcam. ... So we'll go to the Internet and we'll go to creativelabs.com and if you look on...
How to Connect My Security Cameras to My Website
Connect your security camera to your computer using the USB cables provided. ... How Do I View My Cameras on the Internet...
How to Set Up Streaming Video for Home Security
You don't need to go out and buy new cameras and monitoring equipment to get a simple video monitoring setup going from...