I would like to know if anyone has had any experience with setting up a Sony EVI-D70 DV camera for video conferencing and what is a preferred setup for the components to connect to a computer.
I will be setting up a dedicated PC with Windows 7 for this purpose only and I will be connecting it to a projector. I do not need to control the camera from the computer as the IR remote that it comes with should do the job just fine for my needs. The camera will be mounted roughly 40-50 feet away from where the dedicated computer will be. It seems that my only options would be to either use a standard composite connection or S-Video to the Sony camera. Can both of these types of cables run the 50 feet that I would need it to without degraded quality? Are there any recommendations on which capture card would work best for this type of setup? I am also planning on primarily using Skype for the video conferencing so is there anything I should be aware of, such as any incompatibilities between Skype and the hardware to watch out for?
Any other advice that I could be missing on this would be appreciated.