How Do I Use My Video as a Camera Input?

Are you looking to use your video as a camera input? Maybe you want to use it for a video call or for streaming purposes. Whatever your reason may be, this tutorial will guide you through the process of setting up your video as a camera input.

What You Will Need

Before we get started, there are a few things that you will need:

  • A video source such as a DSLR camera or webcam
  • A computer with an available USB port
  • A USB cable to connect the camera to your computer
  • Software that supports using a video source as a camera input such as OBS Studio or ManyCam

Step 1: Connect Your Video Source to Your Computer

Connect your video source to your computer using the USB cable. Make sure that both ends of the cable are securely plugged in.

Step 2: Install and Set Up Your Software

Download and install the software that supports using a video source as a camera input. In this tutorial, we will be using OBS Studio. Once installed, open OBS Studio.

Click on the “+” icon in the “Sources” box at the bottom of the window. Select “Video Capture Device”.

Name it whatever you would like and click “OK”. In the next window, select your video source from the dropdown menu under “Device”.

Adjusting Settings in OBS Studio:

Once you have selected your device, you can adjust various settings such as resolution, frame rate, and more by clicking on “Configure Video” at the bottom of the window.

Step 3: Start Using Your Video as a Camera Input

Once set up is complete, start using your video as a camera input! You can use this for video calls, streaming, and more.


Using your video as a camera input can be a great way to improve the quality of your video calls and streams. With the right equipment and software setup, it’s easy to get started.

We hope that this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process. Happy recording!