How Do I Turn My Video Camera on Windows 7?

If you’re using Windows 7 and are trying to turn on your video camera, you may be wondering where to start. Luckily, it’s a simple process that can be done in just a few steps.

First, make sure that your video camera is properly connected to your computer. This can usually be done through a USB port or an external capture card. Once your camera is connected, follow the steps below to turn it on.

Step 1: Open Your Camera App

The first step in turning on your video camera is to open the Camera app on your Windows 7 computer. To do this, click on the Start menu and then select “Camera” from the list of apps.

Step 2: Allow Access to Your Camera

When you open the Camera app for the first time, you may be prompted with a message asking if you want to allow access to your camera. Make sure to click “Allow” so that the app can access your camera and begin recording.

Step 3: Select Your Video Camera

Once you’ve allowed access to your camera, you’ll need to select which camera you want to use. If you have multiple cameras connected to your computer, such as an external webcam or a built-in laptop camera, make sure to choose the correct one.

To select your video camera, click on the settings icon (gear symbol) in the top left corner of the Camera app. Then, choose “Options” from the drop-down menu and select “Video Device.” Here, you can choose which camera you want to use for recording.

Step 4: Start Recording

Now that everything is set up correctly, it’s time to start recording! Simply click on the red record button in the middle of the screen and begin filming. You can also take pictures by clicking on the camera icon next to the record button.


Congratulations, you’ve successfully turned on your video camera on Windows 7! Remember to always make sure that your camera is properly connected and that you’ve allowed access to it before recording. With these simple steps, you’ll be creating high-quality videos in no time.

  • Tip: If you’re having trouble with your video camera, try restarting your computer or unplugging and reconnecting the camera.