My new HP laptop has a web cam but no useful software for it. So how can I actually use this thing? [more inside]
What would be a decent cheap webcam or webcam-software combo to use for a 24/7 home outdoor "weathercam"? [more inside]
Hey all, long time listener, first time caller. So... um. Yea. Yesterday while at work I leaned back in my chair and stuck my foot up in the corner of the underside of my desk. I felt something funny and leaned down to check it out.... somebody installed a webcam pointed at my crotch. Yay. [more inside]
I wish to make conference with webcam and microphone involving several persons from various languages and culture: [more inside]
Looking for a barcode scanner (>$100; usb, wireless or firewire) to import books into delicious library on mac 10.3.9. Must be plug and play (no cuecat).
I need a network web cam to capture video from a construction site. Your advice and experience is appreciated. [more inside]
For a friend: I need some ideas about web cam server solutions. [more inside]
Can anyone find any of the live webcam links on the Masters.org site? [more inside]
I want to set up a high-resolution web cam. This appears to be a harder problem to solve than I'd anticipated. [more inside]
What's a good webcam for video chatting on OS X? [more inside]
Do I need Flash Media Server to capture and encode Webcam video using Flash? [more inside]
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]
I would like to setup a webcam that is connected to a LAN. It takes a picture every x-seconds and sends it to a webserver. the webserver then servers the most recent picture to the world (like 300-500 users at a time, i have the internet pipe to do it) but does not delete the pics from the previous second.
Recently my bike and some other trivial stuff has been stolen off my porch. My bike was locked. :( I want to bait this thief with another bike (my broken one) and see who this jerk is. I have a mac and want to use a wireless webcam. Infrared is key since I believe he strikes at night. Is there an app for OS X and a compatible webcam for this situation? Ideally, it would not capture footage unless their is activity. -thanks
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]
I just got a webcam and in lieu of using audio from a microphone, I'd like to play music along with the streaming video. I can't figure out how to accomplish this though and I don't really know what I'm doing. [more inside]
I am looking for some really small webcams. Micro webcams or something similar. [more inside]
Is there an internet controllable webcam or robot arm available for OS X? [more inside]
I have a Logitech Messenger webcam and a Mac (10.3.9) and I downloaded the macam software. How do I chat with a friend who has a PC and another Logitech webcam? Should we use AIM? Yahoo? Excuse me if the question's too easy but I'm a total webcam n00b and what I found on Google is quite contradictory. Thanks!
What should I do with my webcam? What software should I download? [more inside]
Are there any particularly easy to use, simple, and bulletproof webcam/software combos out there? [more inside]
Help me find free (or inexpensive) software to record the stream from a web cam (like this). I don't have access to the camera on my network, so the stream is only available to me via the web.
Is it standard practice for an employer to interview a current employee (who works face to face with them every day) over a webcam? [more inside]
I have a challenge for any New York webcam enthusiasts: find me an outdoor webcam (traffic, weather, corporate, whatever) as close as possible to W Broadway and Franklin, Manhattan. You get bonus Really-Appreciate-Its if you can find a webcam with the Franklin Street 1,2,3 subway entrance in its line of sight. [more inside]
I need to videoconference with people in multiple locations simultanously. I'm looking for software and hardware recommendations. Inexpensive is a must. [more inside]
Looking for mac-friendly webcam communities... [more inside]
CaptureFromMyPassengerSeatFilter: I've just got back from driving around my neighborhood with my webcam attached to the sun visor and linked to my laptop in the passenger seat. After about 3 mins shooting, the capture goes from super smooth to super jerky - what is causing this bottleneck? [more inside]
I am having overexposure problems with a webcam pointed outside. It's not pointed at the sky, and it overexposes even on rainy days. I think I need software that will do a better job. [more inside]
I am looking for a webcam to use with mac osx(10.4.3). I travel quite a lot and I want to see our new baby from the road. I would like to be able to pan/tilt and poss zoom. Where can I go online? What software should I be getting? What camera? I know this can't be too complicated, I find myself having a hard time. Maybe it is the sleep deprivation cause by our newborn. I appreciate any advice in advance. Happy New Year all!!! [more inside]
New Baby / Webcam Question: I'll be taking our baby to work with me from now on. I'd like to hook up a webcam over her crib in my office and have it upload a pic every so often (automatically) to my website so that my wife can see her from work. What's the best program solution for this?
And on the subject of USB, I just bought parents a webcam for Christmas - the idea being that I buy one too and then we can see each other during our weekly chat. The problem I've just realized is that my Thinkpad (X22) isn't USB 2.0, so is that going to make the broadcast from my end unbearably slow? [more inside]
Is there anyway to set an Apple iSight's focus to infinity rather than the default autofocus? [more inside]
I'm looking for a workable, not-too-pricey (< $40) windows-compatible webcam to use for casual chatting. the price can go up a little bit of the webcam is awesome. i've looked at other askmefi threads, but the advice there seems to be get an isight (don't have $150) or logictech and creative labs cameras are good. but does anyone have any specific model recommendations? i was thinking the Creative Labs NX Pro, the Labtech Webcam Pro, or maybe the Creative Labs Webcame Live!, based solely on Amazon reviews as there doesn't seem to be much in webcam review sites out there.
What, if anything, can be done about grainy images on webcam ? Initially , the cam was very crisp and clear resolution. Now , has rough textured appearance. resolution sucks. Is the USB cable / connection to blame? Or has Cam been damaged by some impact ?
He plays on webcam with other girls, and I feel cheated upon. [more inside]
I'm looking for slideshow software for an art installation... [more inside]
Webcam frustration: I have a Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000, and it's driving me up the wall. When it's not in use, the 'active' light is always on, but when I try to use it with any application, it goes off and the camera does nothing. I've done all the logical stuff I can think of - checked the Logitech site, Googled for this error, uninstalled and reinstalled software and hardware, changed USB ports and toyed with finding a major religion to cling to, but so far nothing makes any difference... so please help me, MetaFilter friends, or Mr WebCam will become surprisingly intimate with Mr Hammer... thanks!
Can someone recommend a microphone for using Skype? [more inside]
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]
Start a webcam on a timer to catch a prank [more inside]
Cheap webcam for windows? [more inside]
Why does my Mac sometimes go into kernel panic when I unplug the firewire webcam? It happens on a variety of occasions: sometimes multiple apps are open and CPU usage is high, other times it's right after a fresh reboot. (iBook G3/700Mhz, 384MB RAM, Mac OS X 10.2.8, and the webcam is a Unibrain Fire-I.)
Webcam software for dialup. Is there a reliable program that can, every 15 minutes, open a dialup connection, FTP a pic, and hang up? We're trying to monitor a livestock pen at a rural property where there is no high speed. I have been trying Spycam but it won't go for more than 3 to 10 hours without generating a system error. I'm using a Logitech Quickcam Chat.
I'm looking for an inexpensive pair of Mac and Windows compatible webcams to chat with my girlfriend -- she has a PC, I have a PowerBook. [more inside]
I am looking to buy a web cam for my iBook. I noticed there seem to be a few iSight owners here. Is an iSight worth the money? Are there any other FireWire web cam's I should look in to?
I've got a new webcam, and I'd like to find some free, spyware-less software that would monitor the image and email an alert to me if it changes. Anyone know of any good programs? [more inside]
Looking for a free videoconferencing client that would work from behind a firewall, if any exist. Also, can you recommend a decent webcam? Thanks.
Webcam Automatic Image Upload: I want to have my webcam picture automatically uploaded to my server every once in a while and displayed on my website
because I'm narcissistic to provide visitors with somewhat interactive content. [More Inside] [more inside]