News How to use your phone as a webcam

May 8, 2020
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The iCam software mentioned is this article does not do what the author thinks it does. It's made for viewing DVR/Security/IP cams, or could also monitor webcam attached to computer, so you can view it on the mobile device. It does not allow you to use the phones camera as a webcam on the desktop/laptop. Also, the non-Pro version is missing a lot of features (compare), and it doesn't seem like either one offers USB support.
 
May 18, 2020
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The iCam software mentioned is this article does not do what the author thinks it does. It's made for viewing DVR/Security/IP cams, or could also monitor webcam attached to computer, so you can view it on the mobile device. It does not allow you to use the phones camera as a webcam on the desktop/laptop. Also, the non-Pro version is missing a lot of features (compare), and it doesn't seem like either one offers USB support.
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Aug 8, 2020
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Unfortunately this article does not address the question of audio quality. Your phone's mic is not very good, and will not sound good in many situations. How can you use a good external mic with the good video camera in your phone?
Well you would do the same that you do if you use a webcam.
You are not recording on your phone, you are recording on your pc, so you use the mic of the pc or whatever mic you were going to use with a webcam.
A cheap lavalier does the job. Like the Boya. Or the many imitations of Rode VideoMic, like the Boya or Movo (same mic different branding), or the even cheaper and for me actually better sounding (unless you want warmer mids) Newer.
 
Aug 12, 2020
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I followed the iCam suggestion into the same dead-end. Unless there is some way to configure the software that I can't find, you can't use the video from your phone in a Zoom meeting on a laptop - you can only use it to view the video from a laptop on your phone.
 
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