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Could be the camera eye has failed, the drivers are corrupted, the wires to the camera are broken, the program using the camera is corrupted or maybe a system file is missing. Just guessing here. I keep tape over my cameras.
Yawcam (Yet Another Webcam Software) allows you to stream a live broadcast from your webcam or DV camera. In addition to streaming video, the program can also save captured snapshots to a local file, upload them to a remote FTP server or serve them via the built-in web server. Furthermore, a motion detection feature allows you to automatically start capturing snapshots or perform other actions whenever the software detects any motion within the monitored area. Other features include optional text overlays, timestamps, motion detection mode, a built-in scheduling engine, password protection, image-to-movie conversion and more. Yawcam can optionally run as Windows service.hope this helps
The built-in Motion Eye Camera is designed to add video functionality to many instant Messaging or video editing Software applications (such as Windows Messenger or MovieMaker). However the configuration process and support for how to set-up these individual applications is provided by the Software manufacturer, not Sony. Please contact your Yahoo Messenger support team for assistance on how to configure their Software.
TIP: Simply turning on your Computer activates that camera, so no specific action is required to start the video services. Please note that only one application can access the video signal at a time. If the signal is already in use by one application, it will not be able to be detected by a second
Follow this procedure to take still image pictures with the integrated Sony Motion Eye camera.
1. On the taskbar, click Start and then click My Computer. 2. In the My Computer window, double-click the Sony Visual Communications icon. 3. In the Sony Visual Communications window, under Camera Tasks, click Take new picture.
Follow this procedure to capture video with the integrated Sony Motion Eye camera.
1. On the taskbar, click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Windows Movie Maker. 2. In the Windows Movie Maker window, on the left side under Capture Video, click Capture from video device.
follow thisprocedure 1. install software from here ftp://download.sony.com/US/pc/ARAOTH-00203290-764.EXE
2.If you have the software installed skip step 1 3. Using the Built-in Camera Your computer is equipped with a built-in MOTION EYE camera. With the preinstalled image capture software, you can perform the following operations: ❑ Capturing still images and movies ❑ Sensing and capturing object movements for monitoring purposes ❑ Editing captured data ✍ Turning on the computer activates the built-in camera. Video conferences are possible with the appropriate software. ! Launching or exiting your instant messaging or video editing software does not activate or deactivate the built-in camera. Do not place your computer into Sleep or Hibernate mode while you are using the built-in camera. To use the preinstalled image capture software 1 Click Start, All Programs, ArcSoft WebCam Companion 3, and WebCam Companion 3. 2 Click your desired icon in the main window. For detailed information on how to use the software, see the help file included with the software. ✍ When capturing an image or a movie in a dark place, click the Capture icon in the main window, and then click the WebCam Settings icon and select the low light or low light compensation option in the properties window.
First find your VAIO Camera capture utility and configure it to see both your webcam and your microphone/ to do this if VAIO Camera Capture Utility is not in your start list of programs, Click on start in the space search "VAIO Camera" without the quotes. it should bring up the VAIO camera capture utility. Click on it/when it opens click on settings/ click on the Cam/mic tab and choose Sony Visual Communications Camera in the drop down under preferred Camera/ Do the same for your Preferred Microphone/ click OK/Now click the little red x in the far upper right of the VAIO Camera Capture utility to close it. Now in your chat software either Windows live chat or Yahoo chat or whichever one you have. I have Windows live chat/ configure your video in there as well to use your motion eye and your microphone. You should now be able to chat live seeing and hearing your guest as long as they have the same chat program.Do a search on google for "Windows Live Messenger" if you wish to use that utility to chat with. If you choose Windows Live Messenger, in the main window click on tools/ click on "Audio and Video Setup".