How do we connect a video camera to a projector so we can project what we are recording as we record it?

by on November 12, 2009

Q: Our club would like to purchase a system that will allow us to have a camera trained on a person presenting a demonstration and have that demonstration projected onto a wall or screen so the entire group can observe the demonstration. We are quilters and the demonstrations would involve watching someone perform a technique of either hand or machine sewing. We would use this system about 8 times a year.

As you can guess, we are a bunch of grandmothers with about $1000 and no technical knowledge. Any suggestions as to what we should get?


One Response to “How do we connect a video camera to a projector so we can project what we are recording as we record it?”
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    I think the best thing you could do is go into an electronic store and explain to them what you want done. They will be able to show you the items and probably even show you how they hook together.

    What you will need is a projector. I am linking to them but again I suggest you get these in a local store so you can get help learning how to use it.

    The next thing you will need is a video camera. I am pretty sure almost all video cameras do video out with a live video but that is something you certain want to double check on.

    Then the next key piece is to make sure you get the cable that will connect the video camera to the projector. You will also have to make sure the cable is long enough so that you can put the projector where you want it.

    The last thing you will need is a tripod to put the video camera on.

    You should be able to find a projector that will meet your need for between $300 to $500 and a video camera for $200 to $300 so you should be able to stay within your budget without a problem.