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  1. #1
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    Live View does not work after connecting USB Cable

    Good morning everyone.


    I'm trying to set up my Nikon D5100 for use as a webcam. I followed instructions here to download the WebView utility and connect the camera via the USB cable. When I open my video recording software, the camera does show up as a video source, but I am unable to switch to LiveView. If I do not have the USB cable plugged into the camera, I am able to switch to Live View, but that would preclude me from using it as a webcam. Does anyone have any idea if there is an additional setting I am missing, or if this functionality is incorrectly identified as working?


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  2. #2
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    Re: Live View does not work after connecting USB Cable

    I have not used the WebView utility, but I do regularly tether my D750 and D7000 to a notebook PC with a USB cable and freeware DigiCamControl. The LiveView screen appears on the PC software, not on the back of the camera when I use the software, and I switch the LiveView on/off remotely also. I just assume that WebView works in similar fashion.

    But I am not trying to use as a webcam, but instead making long-exposure time-lapse shots for astrophotography.
    Thanks/Like jbonifacejr Thanks/liked this post
     
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    D750
    D7000
    D600 (infrared converted)
    Lumix DMC-ZS6
    Nikon Lenses
    24-120mm f/4
    50mm f/1.8G
    70-200mm f/2.8G VR
    28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX
    500mm f/8 reflex
    Other Lenses
    Carl Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
    Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art
    Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 C
    Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art DX
    Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
    Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD DX

  3. #3
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    Re: Live View does not work after connecting USB Cable

    BF Hammer,
    Thank you very much for the information. I downloaded DigiCamControl Virtual Webcam, and I was up and running in just a few minutes. I am using the camera to record video presentations. I bought a teleprompter and was able to use a regular webcam, but wanted to try my Nikon because it offers me a bit more control over the zoom. I fired up Wondershare Filmora, and it enabled me to connect to the camera's stream coming from DCC. Really appreciate the guidance.

  4. #4
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    Bikerbrent's Avatar

    Re: Live View does not work after connecting USB Cable

    Glad you got the help you needed.

    Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride. We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    You might also want to consider introducing yourself on New Member Introductions.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
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    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
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  5. #5
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    Re: Live View does not work after connecting USB Cable

    Glad you got it worked out. I had not tried the DCC webcam edition and I think it is still in beta, so did not want to recommend it outright.
    Cameras
    D750
    D7000
    D600 (infrared converted)
    Lumix DMC-ZS6
    Nikon Lenses
    24-120mm f/4
    50mm f/1.8G
    70-200mm f/2.8G VR
    28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX
    500mm f/8 reflex
    Other Lenses
    Carl Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
    Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art
    Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 C
    Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art DX
    Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
    Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD DX





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