Help with Webcam on Monitor


joedavland

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Looking for some advice - situation is...

Using an HDMI lead, I can get my laptop displaying on the wall-mounted larger monitor at work. I want to carry out video conferences from my laptop via the larger monitor but without using the laptop's built-in camera.

What is the best way of doing this? Do I need a separate web cam plugged into the large monitor? Presumably I need to disable the laptop's camera?

Helpful advice sort as can't work it out in my head!

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Just a question as I don't often use the computer's camera nor a second monitor. You do need a camera as most TVs don't have one. I'd assume you want to see the big screen but not the one on the Notebook/Laptop so there usually is an Fn + another Fx key that toggles between the display panel, an external monitor or both at the same time. It is possible to disable an onboard Camera and obtain an external USB camera for better positioning. I have worked on a couple of Notebooks for clients where one was dropped and the other damaged by a lighting storm and connected their HDMI port to a 27" monitor [has VGA, DVI, DP and HDMI ports] but didn't need sound to get their files.
 

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joedavland

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Thanks for the reply. So as an example, with the HDMI lead from laptop to the big screen, I could join a video call and what would be displaying on the big screen would be what my laptop camera is showing, right? So I basically need to bypass the laptop camera and set up a camera on the big screen - maybe a stupid question but can that be connected via bluetooth? Just wondering how to get the laptop to recognise the external big screen camera.
 

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What you can do is limited by the resources in the TV or large screen monitor. A monitor attaches to a computer will the TV needs different cabling or adapter, can't say about that. The largest monitor I have is a 27" given me by a lady who didn't want to move more that 1500 miles away.
 

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I don't see why you couldn't just plug in the camera you want to use and select it as the source in the program you are using.
 

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