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My quickcam, quick capture feature seems to be working fine as far as recording video or taking a picture. But there is no live image on the screen. Never happened before.

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Normal 0 Web Camera’s have to be setup on the program they are to be used with. Just installing the camera on your computer does not set it up to broadcast on messengers or Skype.

Each program has Options that have to be setup in order for the Audio and Video to function properly.

A. Skype Setup:

After downloading and installing Skype (http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/download/skype/windows/beta/downloading/ ) set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Tools, then Options, and click on Audio Settings and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  2. Then click on the Video Settings.
  3. The camera if Installed Properly will come up and show a video picture.
  4. Then, on the bottom of the page click on Save.

The camera and audio should function properly. Your friends and Family will now be able to see and her to you.

B. Yahoo Setup:

After downloading and installing Yahoo Messenger (http://www.soft32.com/download_30.html ) set it up as follows:

  1. Go to Messenger at the top left and click on it.
  2. Next go down to Preferences and click on it.
  3. Next Calling and Devices on the right and set the Microphone and Speakers to the computer Audio Card.
  4. Next go to the Test Audio section and (in blue writing) click on “Open the call setup assistant” and follow the instructions on the left window.

C. Windows Live Messenger:

  1. After you start Windows Live Messenger, expand the view by clicking on the square on top left next to the red X.
  2. Then on the Windows Live messenger window on the right side, click on “ “Show Menus.” And then click on “Show the Menu Bar”.
  3. Next go to the Menu Bar on right side, click on “ “Action.”
  4. Go to “TOOLS” and click “Audio and Video Setting” and follow the instructions.
NOTE: Your audio and video should work. Enjoy.

When done both the Audio and Video will function properly so you can chat and see family or friends you are connected to.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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What features should one look for while purchasing a trail camera?


he features should one look for while purchasing a trail camera -
1. Picture Quality
Picture quality doesn't just involve the number of megapixels that a camera has, this metric also takes into consideration the clarity of the picture, the color composition and how it contrasts the subject with the foreground and the background.
Resolution is measured by megapixels and the notion that the higher the megapixels count the better the quality is a false notion that marketers use to make customers think otherwise. The resolution works together with the other features to give the best image the camera can capture.
Checking trail camera picture quality involves looking at the picture online and comparing them. Outdoor shops also have units available for testing that customers can take sample pictures with to judge the quality of the picture.

2. Night Mode
Probably the most important feature in a trail camera, the ability to record and capture images at night is what gives trail cameras the edge when it comes to tracking. The perfect trail camera should have either infrared or black LED flash. The bulb-type camera flash can scare wildlife away when it takes pictures at night. Game especially nocturnal ones are sensitive to sudden bursts of light and, as a result, they will scatter and probably never go back to where the trail camera is.
It is understandable that night pictures would have significantly less quality in the images it captures but the photos should still be crisp and clear within the acceptable range. Some cameras can eliminate red-eye from the subject but this is an optional feature.

3. Video quality
Videos are a newly added feature to trail cameras and most of them would have the option to select the length of the video. Others would also include the option to go HD or VGA with their recordings. Check the quality of the video in both day and night modes, the video playback should be clear and blur-free.

4.Time Lapse
Time lapse videos are taken even when the sensors are not triggered and the output would be a video of the landscape but at a higher speed setting. For example, the camera would record for 8 hours but the resulting time lapse video would only be about 10 seconds. This is an optional feature for hunters are they are more focuses on the hunt rather than playing with video effects.

5. Power Consumption
Almost all trail cameras run on 8 AA batteries but not all of them would have the same consumption rating. Some would have a power saving feature while some would have many features that would use up the juice on the batteries at a faster rate. Ideally, fresh batteries should be able to take about 16,000 pictures before draining out.

6. Memory
Most trail cameras would have built-in memory already, however small, but the unit itself should be able to support at least a 32GB SD Card. The external SD card has the advantage over the internal memory especially when downloading the captured images. SD Cards can simply be removed from the device and plugged into a computer whereas an internal memory camera would require removing it from the mount, and storage unit, and then plugging it in which translates to time and effort lost
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7. Detection Circuit
The Detection Circuit is what detects game passing in from of the camera and is also the same mechanism that takes the picture or video and records it. Here are its components:

Trigger Time - once a wild animal enters into the detection zone, the amount of time used to snap the picture is called Trigger Time.

Recovery Time - after a camera triggers the lens and memory would need some time to store the recently captured picture and prepare for the next one, this is called Recovery time.

Sensors - these are what detects game in front of the camera and gives the signal to the mechanism to take the picture. Trail cameras often use infrared sensors.

Detection Zone - this is the maximum range that the sensors can detect movement. This also correlates to the effective distance of the camera lens.

Simply put, the detection circuit is the trail camera and the faster the trigger and recovery time the better. A wider detection zone would also be ideal for a trail camera.

8. Advanced Features
Higher end models have some advanced features that can include:

Remote Access - this provides hunters the ability to check on the images captured at the comfort of their homes, camps or offices.

Viewfinder - this is slowly becoming a standard among trail cameras. This allows the hunter to view images and videos without connecting the unit to a computer. This also acts as the menu screen for the unit.

9. Price
Each year the price of parts go down as components get smaller and easier to manufacture and this also brings down the standard price of new trail cameras. Nowadays, it is not unheard of to have a good quality camera to be priced at less than $200.

10. Brand Recognition
There are many brands to choose from with the same features but read about customer feedback and see which brand brings in more customer loyalty than others. This is indicative of a good quality product.

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I can't get a fullscreen on my logitech webcam


A video call is a phone call that allows you to see the person on the other end of the line as you're talking. It's common in the conference rooms of major companies, but it is also available for individual home users. You have a number of options, just keep in mind that both you and the person you want to call need sign up for the service you choose for mutual video calling.

Skype The Skype video call service is a free service that allows you to call and view people live from your computer. You just need a webcam and computer or a videophone device. Create an account and download the Skype calling software to get started. Connect the camera device to your computer and follow the setup instructions to configure it with the software so that you can place calls at the same time your image displays on the screen. http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/features/allfeatures/video-call/

SightSpeed from Logitech SightSpeed, a service of Logitech, is a paid service available for both consumers and businesses. The consumer version allows you to place calls using a special, streamlined video calling software program called Logitech Vid. Sign up for an account, download the software, connect your webcam when prompted, and place calls directly from the software using a headset. You can add friends and their photos to your Logitech Vid account to call someone in a simple click. b> http://www.logitech.com/en-us/349/5788?pcid=5787 Oovoo Oovoo allows you to place calls online while transmitting your video image to the other person. Two-way chats are free, or you can sign up for a monthly paid plan to add more participants (ideal for a small business). Download the Oovoo software, connect and configure your webcam and click the "Call" button. With this service, if the other caller doesn't have the Oovoo software or an account, he can call you from his browser instead. Send an invite for video chat to your friends from the program. b> http://www.oovoo.com/HowToooVooItem.aspx?pname=HowToooVooWebVideoCall Yahoo! Messenger Another free option for video calls is Yahoo! Messenger. This service is well known for text chatting, but also links directly with your webcam to deliver your video feed to your Yahoo! instant messenger screen. Use the Yahoo! Messenger software with a headset to place a call to your friend, who should have the same setup in order to receive video calls.
http://messenger.yahoo.com/ b> Change the Settings on a Logitech Quickcam Double-click on your Logitech Quickcam icon. This is generally one of your desktop icons. You can also click your Start menu option on the lower left of your screen and choose it from your list of programs. Click "Camera settings" on the right of the new window that comes up. You can also get to the camera settings by clicking "Quick capture" and then clicking the arrow on the far right. Choose which settings you want to work with first. You will have the option of Video and Audio. The video option controls the picture while the audio option controls the sound. Go back to your main window and click "Quick capture." This will activate your webcam and allow you to view what it will look like as you adjust the different settings. Move the bar back and forth on the Brightness, Contrast and Saturation. Do these one at a time while viewing the image on your webcam until you are satisfied with the quality of the picture. Click and un-click your Low Light Boost and Color Boost options to see which, if either, is needed to make your picture quality what you desire. You can turn these on and off based on the lighting of the room at the time. Click on your Audio option once you are satisfied with your picture quality. A check mark will appear if the volume is at a good level. If you choose to reset it, click the Configuration option. Follow the steps on the Configuration Wizard once you select the Configuration option. The wizard will walk you through testing the sound on your webcam to ensure quality during live webcam chats.
Use Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 b> Install the software first by inserting the CD into your drive and then following the directions. When prompted, plug the USB cable into any USB port of your computer. Position the camera so it shows the best image of you and captures the best sound quality of your voice. Though this is typically at the top, center of your monitor, the device should not be more than three feet away from you. Test the audio reception. When you first start the camera, an "Audio Tuning Wizard" dialogue appears so you can adjust the sound quality and test audio settings. When you finish going through this dialogue, your QuickCam is ready to use. Run the QuickCam software to display the QuickCam bar. This software must be running before you can use external applications that require the camera or microphone. Preview how external applications would display QuickCam images by clicking on the first button. The "QuickCapture" dialogue appears and shows what the camera is seeing in real-time. To test still images or video, click the "Take Photo" or "Record Video" buttons respectively. Use as much light as possible when filming yourself. Though the RightLight technology does improve the picture, it tends to slow down the frame rate. You can prevent this by evenly lighting your self as brightly as you can. Listen to the sound quality of the microphone by connecting earphones to your PC and then speaking in a normal level. You should be able to hear your voice without any distortions. Adjust settings as needed by clicking on the fourth gear button to display the "Settings" dialogue. Improve the sound by clicking the "Audio Settings" tab. Then increase the volume and enable "Suppress Background Noise." If you are hearing an echo during web conversations, enable "Cancel Echo." Improve the video frame rate if it is slow by clicking the "Webcam" tab and running off "Face Tracking." Then click the third "RightLight Settings" tab and disable "Use Automatic RightLight Settings." Play with the video effects by first running an external phone or messaging program such as Skype or Google Chat. Then click on the second masks button on the QuickCam bar to display the "Video Effects" dialogue. Click an effect or filter until it appears at the top of the dialogue. Then click on the green play button to apply it to the video image of the external program. (These effects do not affect the image in the "QuickCapture" dialogue.) To stop the filter, click the red stop button on the top of the "Video Effects" dialogue. Try out the privacy shade by clicking the third shade button to display the "Privacy Shade" dialogue. This replaces the QuickCam video in an external program with a picture.

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A Logitech Quickcam can take still images and video. Make the most of your webcam experience by setting it to take the best pictures possible. Here's how.


Double-click on your Logitech Quickcam icon. This is generally one of your desktop icons. You can also click your Start menu option on the lower left of your screen and choose it from your list of programs. Click "Camera settings" on the right of the new window that comes up. You can also get to the camera settings by clicking "Quick capture" and then clicking the arrow on the far right. Choose which settings you want to work with first. You will have the option of Video and Audio. The video option controls the picture while the audio option controls the sound. Go back to your main window and click "Quick capture." This will activate your webcam and allow you to view what it will look like as you adjust the different settings. Move the bar back and forth on the Brightness, Contrast and Saturation. Do these one at a time while viewing the image on your webcam until you are satisfied with the quality of the picture. Click and un-click your Low Light Boost and Color Boost options to see which, if either, is needed to make your picture quality what you desire. You can turn these on and off based on the lighting of the room at the time. Click on your Audio option once you are satisfied with your picture quality. A check mark will appear if the volume is at a good level. If you choose to reset it, click the Configuration option. Follow the steps on the Configuration Wizard once you select the Configuration option. The wizard will walk you through testing the sound on your webcam to ensure quality during live webcam chats. Hope this helps.

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AMCap is a small and effictive piece of software and definitely worth trying. Hop

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