There are a couple of different ways to turn your Nikon or Canon or Sony DSLR into a webcam for PC. The connection could be based on HDMI or USB as well as if you’re connecting using a PC, a MAC, or ChromeOS.
It is recommended that you use a tripod to keep the feed steady and have a power supply all the time connected. There could also be different audio recording options available to you. One best option is an external microphone because the in-cam mic is not always a great choice for crisp and clear audio.
There are camera-specific apps provided by Nikon and Canon. The limitation of these apps is that they don’t support all the camera models. For example, Nikon supplies Nikon Webcam Utility for PC and Mac. While Canon Webcam Utility is useful if you have one of the supported cameras. Sony has Imaging Edge Webcam for this purpose.
But what if you have a camera that is not the one in the list of supported cameras? Read below!
Let’s talk about the best all camera supported app present out there. digiCamControl is the best and free solution. This piece of software can help you connect any DSLR as a webcam.
Control your camera settings remotely from your Windows PC via USB.
Trigger image capture via the release button on the camera or remotely from your computer.
View histogram and photo metadata.
Review images in full screen.
See the image live through the camera on your computer monitor before shooting.
Generate a time-lapse video.
Countdown counter for delayed capture
See a live view of the camera on the screen
How to use?
There are 3 variants of the digiCamControl app. The first one is the stable version with all the advanced features. The second is the lite version with webcam features like a live display from the camera to the PC screen. It lets us set Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed, Focus Mode, and Exposure Metering directly through this app. The download page can be found here.
For the purpose of using DSLR as a Webcam, the second version can do the job perfectly. Just download and install it. Plug in your DSLR with a USB provided with it and voila! You can see the live view feed from your camera to your PC screen.
The first version has advanced features like taking pictures, live view, viewing metadata and histogram, and setting a lot of other things. You can set image size, view battery percentage, set location of image storage, use presets, and plugins.
Today I discovered that a new album of Mike Posner was released this week. It is titled Operation: Wake Up which truely signifies the meaning in songs.
The songs are like a story in which Mike is the main character. He describes how he is ready to shave off his hairs and his excitement to meet Jessie J. He shares his encounter with blackbear and story of his ex.
The music and beats are breakthrough. Best song is Weaponry with Jessie J followed by Posner’s rap in this song.
A recommended album if you are looking for amazing tracks for continuous 30 minutes. Here’s the link to Operation: Wake Up on Spotify.
There are numerous resources on the internet promising you to teach something in the best way. I agree that developers, creators, and writers have worked hard to deliver the course or a tutorial. It is fairly possible that certain resources can be helpful to some people but not everybody.
From the beginning when I started learning React in the early days, I was confused. There were tons of helpful resources. From Udemy lessons to dev.to blog posts, everyone was teaching React. Even today, React is the most popular JS library with infinite course material out there.
Today, there are amazing resources like Scrimba which provides a nice live editor to code alongside the video. You must have heard about Codecademy, a bit expensive but has features like side by side editor and easy steps guidance. Frontend Mentor provides an excellent way to practice your web development skills by working on the projects. It then lets you submit it and get the community feedback.
Discord servers like these have really helped people to ask questions and clarify doubts during the learning phase. Some of the popular servers are (with invite link):
Reactiflux – a chat community of 110,000+ React JS React JS, React Native React Native, Redux Redux, Jest Jest, Relay Relay and GraphQL GraphQL developers.
Slack group of Frontend Mentor is popular with 31000+ members and counting. The community is trying to help each other in their coding journey.
I recently came across the book which promises to teach React in its original form. I bought it to give it a try. The explanation given in the book is impressive. It is easy for a beginner to understand the concepts described in the book.
I have already told my friends who are looking forward to React about the book. Some of them have found this book a nice companion in their React journey. This book is totally recommended for beginners and intermediate learners of React JS.
Pure React is written by Dave Ceddia, who is a software engineer in Boston, USA. He primarily builds UIs with React.
How do you solve this error while trying to use Sass in your application? I was struggling quite for some time with this error when I tried to use Sass.
Please scroll down a little for the Error solving part.
Get to Know SASS
Using an Scss file to style your React/Angular/Gatsby App can really enhance the CSS. SASS has helped in making CSS more awesome. Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets as its name goes, SASS is a language extension of CSS. Some of its features are:
Use Variables to declare the properties of elements
// Declare a variable like this
$main-fonts: Arial, sans-serif;
Nest rules to keep child rules within parent
Failed to compile.
Error: Node Sass version 5.0.0 is incompatible with ^4.0.0.
The error is also related to sass-loader which loads a Sass/SCSS file and compiles it to CSS. In order to solve this issue, you will have to manually install the latest version of sass-loader like this
npm install sass-loader sass webpack
then mention the version like this to install latest (currently v10.1.0)
npm install email@example.com
Once done, this error will no longer be an issue. Let me know if this solved the issue. I was quite frustrated after having tried every random step until I found this solution.
This shorthand guide to CSS Grid focuses on major settings required for an efficient grid parent container and the grid child container.
Grid is known to be 2-directional systems. It can handle columns as well as rows. This is different from Flexbox which is used for 1-directional systems. This 2-directional system helps you get a better design control over the CSS elements on the web page or app.
Grid is supported by all the new age desktop, tablets and mobile browsers.
Grid goes well with Media Queries for different viewports/displays. Imagine defining the layout of your entire page, and then completely rearranging it to accommodate a different screen width all with only a couple lines of CSS. Grid is one of the most powerful CSS modules ever introduced.
justify-self is used when aligning items along horizontal axis. While align-self aligns item along the vertical axis. One easiest way to remember this, as mentioned here, is to pay attention to the name.
justify-self ( justify-items in the case of flexbox) is for horizontal alignment of items. align-self ( align-items in flexbox ) is for vertical alignment.
Dark Mode toggle for Websites is the most demanding feature these days. Dark pixels help save energy in OLED displays while decreasing energy consumption in the case of other displays. It is mild on the eyes and puts less strain as compared to bright white light from the monitor.
Implementing Dark Mode is as easy as it works. Click on the toggle button, and there you are presented with dark colors. I have shared the code for the easiest Dark Mode checkbox which can be used on any website.
Now you can remove links and images from Google Search and Image Search.
14th October 2020: Sometimes content on Google Search is still present even though that link does not exist. For example, I deleted my Flickr account but still can see it in the Google Search. In this post, I will show you how to remove a personal link, profile link, or pictures from Search which doesn’t exist or has expired.
When I open this, the link is not found. It gives 404 error which means I have deleted my Flickr account. Google Search still keeps showing these expired links for a certain number of days or sometimes forever. The only way to remove these personal items from showing up in the Search is by manually removing them.
How can you remove these kinds of personal links from Google Search which no longer exists?
It takes some days for the Webmaster of that specific website to see the request and take appropriate action. Links from Google Search are removed once Status changes to Removed.
If you go to this link on Google Search ConsoleHelp, it is difficult to find the right place. The link to go to the page which lets you remove expired content is hidden deep.
If you still want to navigate to the right place, follow these steps:
On Remove information from Google page>go to Step 2: Take action>Get information off Google Search results>I don’t control the web page>The content no longer exists on the source web page>Remove Outdated Content tool