tnb130711 — Using a DSLR as a Live Cam

On today’s Tech, No Babel: Turning a DSLR into a Live Cam.

What if you need another camera, but don’t have the money to do so? With a few changes, you can take a DSLR and use it live. There are limitations, but we’ll talk about what I’ve done in preparation for using mine instead of a webcam.

Products mentioned in today’s show (affiliate links):
Blackmagic HDMI to SDI converter
Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini HDMI to Thunderbolt
Canon T3i DSLR
Canon Mini USB to RCA Male for Audio and Video Cable (I’m sure there’s a cheaper one out there, so keep your eyes open for it).
HDMI to HDMI Mini cable
Power Adapter Supply Kit For Canon EOS Rebel DSLR Cameras
Magic Lantern Firmware (to remove overlays on the screen)

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.