About video streaming

Use of InTheAction requires a direct video feed to the computer. The computer then records this video stream instead of the camcorder. When this tutorial was first created, the main way to do this was by connecting a DV tape camcorder to the computer by a firewire cable, and this is what you will see demonstrated in the following topics.

However, in the last few years the range of types of video device have increased and tape camcorders are becoming harder to find. Watch the following video to better understand the possibilities for creating a video stream.


The range of devices that can be used with Dartfish, their features and their pros and cons can be found in this document.