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How to connect to an external camera in Prezi Video

While being the star of your Prezi Video, make sure your audience can see you and your content crystal clear. To do so, check the built-in camera of your device to see if you’re happy with the image quality. If the resolution doesn't meet your standards, don’t worry - you can easily connect an external camera or microphone to create the same high-quality videos you’re used to seeing from YouTubers and other content creators. 

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Using a USB webcam

Although some computers/laptops might have great built-in webcams, you can find a variety of USB webcams on the market that can guarantee a much better image resolution when recording a video. Just connect your webcam via a USB input and select it as a default camera in the Camera settings in the top toolbar of the Prezi Video app or on the Chrome settings page if you are recording online.

Using a DSLR camera

If you have a good camera on hand, why not use it to make top quality Prezi Videos? To connect your camera to your computer for recording videos, you will need a cable with USB and HDMI outputs and a capture card (we recommend using Cam Link products). 

Note: Although you can view/transfer files from your camera if you connect it to your laptop via USB or Wifi, you will need a capture card as an “intermediary” in order to be able to use it for recording videos. However, certain DSLR cameras offer USB live video as well that allows you to use the camera in Prezi Video as well, including Canon devices.

Once your camera is connected, make sure the camera is not turned off or in display mode.

Then, select it as a default camera in the Camera settings in the top toolbar of the Prezi Video app or on the Chrome settings page if you are recording online.

Note: The Prezi Video desktop application is optimized for using external cameras and we recommend you to use it for the best performance.
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