Video capture on Rebel XS or XSi?

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jordy2324
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Video capture on Rebel XS or XSi?
Dec 22, 2008

I just bought the XS a week ago for super cheap ($450 w/ 18-55IS AND 75-300) and so far, I'm a happy camper.

I did have a random question/observation. I've seen people use the live view function to essentially record video. So, with a little tweaking, any live view camera can capture video.

What I'm wondering is if the same theory holds true for when you hook the camera up to your computer. I hooked it up to my laptop earlier, and had the live view streaming on my laptop screen. So with a good screen capture program, couldn't I theoretically turn my XS into a cheap-o camera?

I'm not saying I'd actually use it -- I have a decent video camera. I'm just looking at it from the curiosity/functionality standpoint.

Thanks for your help!

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