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Baby monitor from webcam? (portable screen connected to wi-fi?)

We have a foscam webcam with night vision and the works. We can access it via wifi on our phones and computers, but want a dedicated screen to use as a baby monitor. Portable and/or plug-in... what are our options? Thanks!
posted by Chris4d on Sep 22, 2013 - 5 answers

Dearest human can see through walls!

What's the best way to monitor a webcam over a local area network? [more inside]
posted by VTX on Aug 19, 2013 - 5 answers

ghost skype? malware?

A few minutes ago, my macbook pro (OSX 10.6.8) played what I think was the Skype incoming call chime. I didn't think Skype was running, and as I was Cmd-Tabbing through applications to see if I'd accidentally left Skype turned on, the webcam light briefly flashed. Skype wasn't running, but I double-checked by starting Activity Monitor, and didn't see any processes with Skype in the name. I'm not totally sure it was the skype chime, because I don't use skype often. I do have google chat running in gmail with video chat enabled, but there were no visible notifications in the gmail window. I suppose it could've been a deceptive flash ad in a browser tab, but it's the webcam light that creeps me out. Any ideas what might have happened? Should I find a malware scanner? Is that even a thing? The last ask.metafilter match for "osx malware" is almost 2 years old.
posted by moonmilk on Mar 14, 2013 - 4 answers

Where are the outlets???

Company wants to group skype, and everything is working great Except the main conference room, which is about 8x bigger than the others. [more inside]
posted by one4themoment on Mar 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Skype-like software that can play pre-recorded video?

(Asking for a friend.) I need to find some sort of software that lets you both record yourself through a webcam (showing the image live in a window on the screen) and (not simultaneously) play a pre-recorded video in the same screen. Ideally it would have very minimalist buttons, or configurable buttons/toolbar. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jul 31, 2012 - 3 answers

Outdoor webcam for construction site?

I need an weather proof outdoor webcam. I have intermittent power and wifi. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Jul 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Seeking webcam with superb low light performance

I'm looking for a USB webcam with really good low light performance and full manual controls (exposure, focus, etc). A digital camera or camcorder that can emulate a webcam would work too. Bonus if it's known to work well with software like Processing, OpenFrameworks, and/or Jitter.
posted by moonmilk on Jun 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Best cheap hardware for Linux-based webcam system?

The makerspace I belong to has a webcam but the system doesn't work very well; it's just an iSight plugged into a Mac mini. I'd like to set up a dedicated headless linux box with a bunch of cheap USB cameras instead. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman on Oct 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Big Brother for Good

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]
posted by Monkey0nCrack on Apr 10, 2011 - 15 answers

What is the best tool for webinars

Best software/site for webcam seminar with students who pay to attend? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Mar 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Best (FREE/VERY CHEAP) video capture software for integrated webcam on Dell Latitude E6410, running Windows 7?

I seem to only be able to use my webcam when I am chatting online. I would like to be able to record and playback video. I am on a very tight budget, so cannot afford something like Camtasia (~$300), and even something like Debut Video Recording Suite (at $70) is too expensive. Anyone know of free or very cheap options available? Thanks!
posted by Betty's Table on Jan 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Web Cam Halp!

How to get my computer to acknowledge my web cam? [more inside]
posted by FakePalindrome on Nov 11, 2010 - 5 answers

Window to a Better World

This web cam as Windows XP desktop? Thank you.
posted by eccnineten on Oct 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Seeking international video chat "penpals"

I used to love corresponding with overseas penpals that I'd been matched up with at school, or whatever. Do people do this via video chat these days? Where and how? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Jul 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Why is my laptop's webcam light flashing on and off, sporadically? (Is someone watching me?)

Why is my laptop's webcam light flashing on and off, sporadically? (Is someone watching me?) [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on May 21, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I schedule webcam recordings? (like a dvr)

How do I schedule automated webcam recordings on Windows? I have a laptop at the back of a classroom, and I want to be able to record classes by setting up a schedule beforehand. How can I do, essentially, a DVR for webcam recordings? [more inside]
posted by jumpfroggy on Apr 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Streaming webcam on a Windows Server 2003?

What easy options are there in terms of software for setting up a simple temporary webcam video/audio feed on a (non-pro) Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard installation? [more inside]
posted by Unhyper on Feb 16, 2010 - 2 answers

GPS and webcam suggestions

Suggestions and thoughts regarding a webcam and a GPS for my elderly father-in-law? more inside. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Dec 29, 2009 - 6 answers

High resolution still video capture on the Mac?

In Snow Leopard, has Photo Booth been upgraded to utilize the full resolution of the iSight or external webcams? I want to do one of those DIY wedding photo booth deals, but my 10.5 version of Photo Booth limits resolution to 640x480. Alternatively: will any piece of software on the Mac let me capture a still image from my Logitech 9000 at its full 2MP resolution? I have searched in vain for webcam software that doesn't limit me to 640x480. Help! [more inside]
posted by thejoshu on Aug 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Webcam, do your job!

How do I use a webcam with Windows Movie Maker on Vista? [more inside]
posted by peachykeen on Jul 1, 2009 - 2 answers

Camera, look the other way!

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]
posted by It's Austin, TX! on Jun 2, 2009 - 9 answers

High quality video capture device for Youtube?

What webcam or camcorder should I buy for my videocast?

I may run it as a youtube channel or as a vlog, but I want it to look and sound as good as possible. I intend to edit each episode with some yet to be determined video editing software and I am 90% sure I will be buying the Samson C01U microphone (possibly the whole podcasting pak).

Now I need a video recorder to match! [more inside]
posted by brenton on Feb 24, 2009 - 8 answers

static, live image serving on linux without funky applets

On-demand webcam image serving on a linux server? [more inside]
posted by datacenter refugee on Dec 31, 2008 - 2 answers

Baby's first webcam.

Please help me buy a webcam! I don't know anything about webcams. [more inside]
posted by hot soup girl on Nov 23, 2008 - 7 answers

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