How to view Sony DSC-H400 bridge camera feed on external monitor?

RobotLizard

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I have a Sony DSC-H400 bridge camera on an overhead mount, recording my desk, but I need to be able to see the screen. If I use the cable linked below, with the micro HDMI in the camera and the full HDMI in my laptop, will I be able to see the live feed that the camera is recording, on my laptop screen?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Premium-Micro-Hdmi-to-HDMI-Cable-for-Kindle-HUDL-HUDL-2-Samsung-to-TV-HDT/371635300645?_trksid=p2045573.c100034.m2102&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107092241%26meid%3D2a944f1187944c27958909ed4a276387%26pid%3D100034%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D391001244845
 

kyzarvs

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I would expect that the laptop HDMI is output only? I would guess you would need to go to USB somehow to get your laptop to see it in real time.
 

RobotLizard

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My laptop does have HDMI in. Its a HP pavilion G6. When a device is connected via HDMI, you can hold down f4 and choose the input, kinda like a TV. But I didn't realise the camera needed a liveview function. Is there no other way to see my screen externally?

 

USAFRet

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Only by what is in the manual. Previously taken and processed pics.
No LiveView.

I have a similar level Fuji, a few years old now. I wish it had LiveView, but alas, it doesn't.
 
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