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Is there a mobile webcam that can stream video w/o WiFi?

I would like to put a streaming webcam on the front of a large piece of machinery as it goes about its daily business. The problem is that this piece of machinery will most likely be outside of WiFi range for the majority of its day. However, it will be within good cellphone/4G range. Are there webcams built to handle this kind of use? Any recommendations if so? (Or, potentially, could I just use a smartphone or something similar?)
posted by Peemster on Nov 15, 2013 - 7 answers

What is the cheapest video camera around?

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]
posted by neil pierce on Oct 13, 2013 - 1 answer

How do we collaborate on a video online?

A number of us want to collaborate on a web video. Basically, we'd love to find a site where each of us could record a short clip via web cam and someone could edit them all together. Nothing fancy, just a video like those super cuts of a character doing a signature phrase over and over again. Are there any sites that make this easy?
posted by advicepig on Jun 27, 2013 - 1 answer

Help me choose a web camcorder

I'm making some videos for the internet on a very low budget and am having trouble finding a suitable camera. I need something a step up from a webcam or a Flip HD. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Feb 6, 2013 - 3 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

"Happy little trees..."

Help me design the best video setup for recording myself drawing/painting. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Feb 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Know of any webcam chat sites for gay teens that are NOT chatroulette / cam4 style?

Know of any webcam chat sites for gay teens that are NOT chatroulette / cam4 style? [more inside]
posted by audio on Feb 24, 2012 - 1 answer

Can I make a sexy video and keep my job?

I'm making a sexy video for someone, but want to make sure there's no way it could be traced back to me if he shares it. Keeping my face/identifying marks off screen (obviously), but what about technologically? Recording with iSight on my macbookpro, maybe an edit or 2 in iMovie, then send the file thru gmail. Will anyone be able to trace it back to this macbook? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2011 - 19 answers

What do I want to make a video recording kiosk?

Say I have a computer (Mac) with a web cam. What's a good way to build an otherwise simple program that can record and play back what happens on the web cam? (With the audio) [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Oct 17, 2011 - 7 answers

webcam for sports capture

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.
posted by TDIpod on Oct 16, 2011 - 2 answers

connect pv-gs120 without firewire

Can a Panasonic PV-GS120 be used for streaming video without a firewire port? Plus more questions! [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Apr 18, 2011 - 2 answers

how do I incorporate live video into a powerpoint presentation?

Is there any way to incorporate live video into a powerpoint presentation? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Apr 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Resource-friendly Linux app to stream audio and video over LAN (not VLC or FFserver)?

Any suggestions for some resource-friendly linux software to stream live video (from a webcam) and audio (from a line-in) over the LAN (other than VLC and FFserver)? [more inside]
posted by prupert on Jul 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Webcam recording softwrae

I need to record myself giving a presentation for school. My laptop has a built in webcam and microphone. What free Windows software would you recommend for this task?
posted by gocubbies on Sep 24, 2009 - 4 answers

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]
posted by fenwaydirtdog on Sep 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Sending dirty videos securely

How can I send a dirty video securely? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 - 14 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

How can I record a webcam conversation?

I'm looking to record a webcam conversation. Anyone have a good suggestion? [more inside]
posted by CWitt on Mar 20, 2009 - 5 answers

How to record webcam video in OS X (w/o iSight)

How can I record video with my (no iSight) webcam in OS X? [more inside]
posted by phaedrus441 on Oct 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Looking for free, easy, and anonymous browser-based webcam recording websites for use with Mechanical Turk

I've been playing around Mechanical Turk lately and I'm looking for an easy web-based tool to let workers capture audio or video from their webcam. The catch? It needs to be free, easy, and anonymous, with no registration process. [more inside]
posted by waxpancake on Sep 12, 2008 - 1 answer

Tripod-mountable webcams?

What are my options in consumer-grade, tripod-mountable webcams? [more inside]
posted by esd on Aug 8, 2008 - 0 answers

recording live session from Vista

I would like to know how I can capture audio/video sessions on an HP laptop with built-in webcam for playback on the same machine. Some basic editing functions would be useful to clean up a session. I need to be able to take the file and play it on my Mac as well. [more inside]
posted by diode on Dec 29, 2007 - 2 answers

How to shoot an 18000 frame time lapse?

I want to turn a 10 hour drive into a 10 minute time lapse video. [more inside]
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny on Nov 25, 2007 - 19 answers

Analog Video Capture to Mac Webcam

I have a VHS-C camcorder and an eMac with USB 1.1 ports (firewire ports are broken) and I am curious if the Dazzle Video Creator Platinum will allow me to use the VHS-C camcorder as a webcam on this Mac. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Sep 29, 2007 - 5 answers

USB High Definiton Webcam: How to record?

How do I record high definition (HD) video at at least 24 fps using a webcam? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Aug 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Good quality webcams that will run on an older laptop?

So I’ve built my Construction Cam but I’m less than happy with the quality of the Logitech Quickcam 4000 I’m using. What are my low-cost options for taking good quality outdoor pictures from an old Laptop with USB 1.1 running Ubuntu 7.4? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Aug 10, 2007 - 2 answers

Good alternative to iSight?

What's a good webcam for video chatting on OS X? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Jan 23, 2007 - 12 answers

Do I need Flash Media Server to capture and encode Webcam video using Flash?

Do I need Flash Media Server to capture and encode Webcam video using Flash? [more inside]
posted by dvjtj on Jan 8, 2007 - 3 answers

Taking time-lapse video of a construction project?

How can I make a self-contained device to take a time lapse video of a construction project? Better still, how can I turn said device into a webcam? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jan 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Stitching 7000 jpegs into one video file?

So I took 7000 pictures (jpeg) with my webcam over a period of 12 hours. How do I stitch them together into a time-lapse video? [more inside]
posted by bering on Nov 6, 2006 - 21 answers

Skype with video?

I read an article a year or so ago about free IM services. One of the ones mentioned included the ability to use webcams and get video. I have a three year old, and live 1000 miles from her grandparents, so I'd love to get this service and have them be able to see each other while they talk. You know - the good old Jetson's-style videophone stuff. [more inside]
posted by robhuddles on Aug 21, 2005 - 16 answers

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