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N.A.M.A.WEB GURUDave Smith


Will A Camcorder Produce A Better Picture Than A Netcam?


Q: Will my netcam picture look better if I use a camcorder?


A: A camcorder will definitely give you a better picture than a netcam.Netcams are inexpensive for a reason.They have a fixed focal length, no special features, and they serve one purpose: to get your image across the Internet.Camcorders cost hundreds of dollars, have lots of features, and provide a better quality picture.Whether you can use your camcorder with your equipment depends of how you are using your netcam.


If you have a USB netcam, you are out of luck because camcorders donít use the USB port to act like a netcam.If you are using a video capture card with standard inputs like our Bigpicture, then it will be no problem.The Bigpicture has composite video outputs so all you need is a video RCA-to-RCA cord.Simply plug it into the camcorder†† into the back of the Bigpicture and you should get your picture immediately. Not only should you get a much better picture, but you can see all the features for your camcorder.


Find out whether you are using a video capture card and whether you can plug the same video outputs into your camcorder and Bigpicture.If so, it is an easy connection and the quality will be greatly improved.


Keep in mind N.A.M.A. is working on setting up a web page for video conferencing.