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Inexpensive Mac barcode scanner.

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).
posted by jchinique on Jun 14, 2007 - 16 answers

Help me record construction, Benny Hill style

I need a network web cam to capture video from a construction site. Your advice and experience is appreciated. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on May 3, 2007 - 3 answers

Hey, who'd you pay to take that test Bubba?

For a friend: I need some ideas about web cam server solutions. [more inside]
posted by empyrean on Apr 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Where's the Masters' cams?

Can anyone find any of the live webcam links on the Masters.org site? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Apr 4, 2007 - 2 answers

Help me with a high-res webcam

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]
posted by symphonik on Apr 2, 2007 - 13 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

X-Mas webcam open to the world.

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.
posted by photodegas on Dec 5, 2006 - 3 answers

OS X Home Security

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
posted by bloodniece on Nov 13, 2006 - 14 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

Using a soundcard for a streaming audio source.

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]
posted by bob sarabia on Oct 11, 2006 - 6 answers

Micro webcams.

I am looking for some really small webcams. Micro webcams or something similar. [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Aug 25, 2006 - 21 answers

Internet controllable webcams for Macs.

Is there an internet controllable webcam or robot arm available for OS X? [more inside]
posted by roofus on Jul 29, 2006 - 3 answers

chat between a Mac and a PC

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!
posted by PenguinBukkake on Jul 14, 2006 - 9 answers

WebCam Software

What should I do with my webcam? What software should I download? [more inside]
posted by bd on Jul 13, 2006 - 5 answers

Webcams for the Pointy Haired

Are there any particularly easy to use, simple, and bulletproof webcam/software combos out there? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on May 8, 2006 - 5 answers

How do I record the video feed from a web camera?

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.
posted by ajr on Apr 4, 2006 - 3 answers

Is it standard practice to interview local job applicants over videoconference?

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]
posted by Joey Michaels on Mar 8, 2006 - 15 answers

Manhattan Webcam Treasure Hunt!

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]
posted by brownpau on Mar 7, 2006 - 3 answers

Connect us

I need to videoconference with people in multiple locations simultanously. I'm looking for software and hardware recommendations. Inexpensive is a must. [more inside]
posted by Could it be, El Guapo ... on Feb 23, 2006 - 8 answers

mac webcam communities

Looking for mac-friendly webcam communities... [more inside]
posted by hopeless romantique on Feb 16, 2006 - 2 answers

iFriends porn star

What do you know about iFriends (warning: this is about porn)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2006 - 6 answers

Mobile capturing?

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]
posted by russmail on Jan 22, 2006 - 9 answers

Webcam exposure problems

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]
posted by zek on Jan 22, 2006 - 3 answers

Webcam pan/tilt/zoom for Mac OSX

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]
posted by Saku on Jan 1, 2006 - 3 answers

How to Monitor Baby with Webcam

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?
posted by damiano99 on Dec 29, 2005 - 6 answers

Is my USB broadcast going to be bogus?

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]
posted by russmail on Dec 19, 2005 - 8 answers

Can I tell iSight to not autofocus?

Is there anyway to set an Apple iSight's focus to infinity rather than the default autofocus? [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Dec 8, 2005 - 9 answers

Not a Hilton-wannabe, I swear

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.
posted by schroedinger on Nov 15, 2005 - 2 answers

Webcam grainy images

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 ?
posted by Agamenticus on Nov 14, 2005 - 6 answers

He plays on webcam with other girls, and I feel cheated upon.

He plays on webcam with other girls, and I feel cheated upon. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2005 - 44 answers

Special purpose slideshow software...

I'm looking for slideshow software for an art installation... [more inside]
posted by fake on Oct 19, 2005 - 4 answers

Webcam Frustration

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!
posted by timpollard on Oct 15, 2005 - 2 answers

Microphone Recommendation for Using Skype?

Can someone recommend a microphone for using Skype? [more inside]
posted by dgeiser13 on Sep 23, 2005 - 8 answers

Can my Treo 650 be a webcam?

Can I use my Treo 650 as a mobile webcam? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Sep 10, 2005 - 4 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

Smile! You're on candid camera!

Start a webcam on a timer to catch a prank [more inside]
posted by KirTakat on Aug 8, 2005 - 6 answers

Webcam for windows?

Cheap webcam for windows? [more inside]
posted by gtr on Jul 13, 2005 - 12 answers

Unplugging firewire webcam causes kernel panic

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.)
posted by brownpau on Jul 5, 2005 - 12 answers

Webcam and dialup

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.
posted by shannymara on Jul 1, 2005 - 3 answers

Webcam chat between Mac & PC

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]
posted by armage on Mar 2, 2005 - 7 answers

Is an iSight worth the money?

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?
posted by chunking express on Feb 22, 2005 - 9 answers

Free software to monitor a webcam image for changes?

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]
posted by ascullion on Feb 16, 2005 - 4 answers

Recommend a free videoconferencing client that would work from behind a firewall.

Looking for a free videoconferencing client that would work from behind a firewall, if any exist. Also, can you recommend a decent webcam? Thanks.
posted by Krrrlson on Jan 1, 2005 - 3 answers

Webcam Automatic Image Upload

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]
posted by christin on Jan 1, 2005 - 6 answers

Mac and PC Videoconferencing

What's the best solution for videoconferencing between a Mac with iSight and a PC with an USB webcam? [more inside]
posted by rubin421 on Dec 8, 2004 - 4 answers

What's the cheapest iChat-compatible camera available for OS X?

What's the cheapest iChat-compatible camera available for OS X?
posted by blueshammer on Dec 5, 2004 - 7 answers

Will work for webcam!

I am looking for a good low end webcam. Anybody got any recommendations ? WinXP/2000 compatible (linux drivers would also be nice but not essential). Price is a factor since I am a pov.
posted by srboisvert on Oct 23, 2004 - 1 answer

Free webcam recorder for Windows?

What's a good free webcam recorder for Windows? No need for video capture; I just want the sequential images. I'm thinking of something like WebTimer on OS X, but for WinNT4 and newer. [more inside]
posted by brownpau on Sep 7, 2004 - 2 answers

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