We recommend that, at this time, you use your built-in camera.  The Studio app currently assumes that you will do that.  Why? Because our AI operates largely independent of camera and video quality.  The app will pick a low resolution and frame rate available to practically all cameras on the market.

However, there may be circumstances where an external camera is the only or better way to go:

  • if your machine is custom-built, it may not come with a pre-integrated camera
  • if you’re by yourself and want to ensure the best calibration for real time processing, you may want to try to ensure a better angle and distance to yourself as the actor (as discussed in this FAQ)

If you want to connect an external camera into the Studio App, check out this post on the topic.