I'm looking for the most bare-bones video cameras that money can buy. I've been searching among security cameras, but what are some other possible searches? Imagine a security camera without the LED lights. As in, I would prefer an analog as opposed to USB output, but cost is more important than anything. The current cheapest security cameras I can find are $28 or so. Do any exist that are perhaps less than $20? [more inside]
Help me design the best video setup for recording myself drawing/painting. [more inside]
Recommend me a video camera to use capturing sports action. I'm looking for a USB camera for use outside that can send live capture to a Win7 machine. It should have a wide auto-focus, software to instantly review the feed. I've reviewed previous Mefi posts, and can't decide whether a web cam, stand-alone Hd camcorder, or something like a Flip or helmet cam would be suitable. Right now the Contour or GoPro are considerations, but I'm unsure of the software side. Price is not really important, but I dont' want to spend $500.
I need to know how to set up a wireless, night-vision enabled, motion detecting camera for the purposes of spying. [more inside]
I am putting together a proposal for my English class. It proposes that cameras should be required in meat processing plants all along the "dissemble" line, and broadcast "to the public somehow," (probably via web-feed or something) . Is there such a thing, in any law, in any jurisdiction (even outside of the U.S.)? [more inside]
What is the lowest priced IP camera with optical zoom for use as webcam to display a mountain to the public?
What is the lowest priced IP camera with optical zoom for use as webcam to display a mountain to the public? [more inside]
Using a webcam (instead of a camera) for recording changes in facial appearance over time - good or bad idea? [more inside]
Is there some sort of adapter, like a small prism that I could clip on my laptop's built-in webcam so that I can record video behind the laptop (in front of me) of what I am looking at? [more inside]
Sending stuff back to the manufacturer.... does it work? I got this top of the line Logitech webcam as a gift a couple of years ago and never used it. Now the opportunity to use it presented itself, I tried to install it and... nothing. It is very likely broken. [more inside]
I want to attach a small (and waterproof) wireless camera to my mischief-seeking dog's collar and have it send images via the internet every 30 seconds so I can keep an eye on him while at work. He is restricted to an area with a maximum distance of about 200 metres from the wireless router. Ideally I could store and review every photograph over the day. How possible is all of that?
I'd like a cheap Weather cam connected to the net, but without a computer attached. I'm looking at wireless web cams. Is this the best approach? Are there other devices which might help? [more inside]
What is going on with my Acer Crystal Eye webcam? It suddenly died and won't revive again. [more inside]
I want to turn a 10 hour drive into a 10 minute time lapse video. [more inside]
What should I do with my webcam? What software should I download? [more inside]
What's the cheapest iChat-compatible camera available for OS X?