Use an external DSLR or mirrorless camera

You can record high-quality video using an external digital camera connected to your computer.

Connect Camera with USB

Many digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) and mirrorless cameras can be used to capture video by connecting the camera to your computer with a USB cable.

When connecting via USB, the resolution of your recording is based on the camera's capabilities and the camera capture software's maximum video resolution. For example:

In general, to use a USB-to-computer setup:

  1. Install and launch the camera software.
  2. Connect the device to your computer with a USB cable.
  3. Select the device as the camera input in the Riverside Studio or Lobby.
    You may need to restart your browser if you don't see the camera available.
When capturing video with a USB-to-computer setup, we recommend you use a different device for the audio source like a headset or external mic.

Connect Camera with External Capture Card For Higher Resolution Recordings

Use a dedicated external capture card with your DSLR or mirrorless camera to record video at higher resolutions than you would by only using a USB cable.

The capture card plugs into a USB port on your computer and receives HDMI video from the camera.

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You may also need to connect the camera to a power outlet as a dedicated power source.

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