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How to utilize the windows xp media

This notebook has windows xp media which lead me to believe I couId capture video from my video camera or as well as other media. However there is no fire wire port or does this notebook have a slot for cards to add anything of such. Is there any way to use a firewire?
also does this notebook have any video output lines to hook up to TV? I cant find any. Well I guess This is why it was so cheap.

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Re: how to utilize the windows xp media

You can buy a PCMCIA firewire slot card to slot in the side of your laptop, but there should be a vga connector at the rear of the unit unless it is really old.

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I cant find my webcam programme in the system.i cant start the webca itself.

The Sony Notebook computers are shipped either with the Arcsoft WebCam Companion or the VAIO Camera Capture Utility.
1. Click on start, in the search bar type, Webcam Companion or VAIO Camera Capture Utility to find what is shipped.
2. If both are missing, then check if the drivers are installed for teh camera in device manager.
Press the Windows logo+R keys together to open Run Window.
3. In the Run Window, type "devmgmt.msc" without quotes and press the enter key.
4. In the device manager window, check if Imaging Devices is listed and has the Sony Visual Communication Camera driver installed.
5. If that is missing then, install the respictive software i.e; Webcam Comapnion or the Visual communination driver and camera capture utility.
You can install the drivers from the Sony support home page.

I could have provided the link if there would have been the exact model # of the notebook provided by you.

However, if the software is installed, then follow the steps to use the cam with VAIO Camera Capture Utility from the below link.
To use the cam with WebCam Companion Software follow the steps from the below provided link:

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I have a sony vaio 2009 notebook and i do not know how to access my webcam for free to take pictures and videos how do i access it?

Hi cadijah495,

You can use the VAIO Camera Capture Utility Software installed in the Computer to capture images and record Videos. You can access the VAIO Camera Capture Utility from "Start", "All Programs", VAIO Camera Utility and clicking the VAIO Camera Capture Utility.

If the Application is not available in your Computer, you can re-install it from the below link.

Please open the above link in a new web browser window to download the file. Then, please save the file on the Desktop. After that, please double click on the downloaded file to begin the installation. After installing the file, please restart the Computer for the settings to take the effect.

Hope this helps.

Please let me know if you have any further questions or require any further assistance.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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How do i turn on my motion eye camera

Press the Capture button located on the Keyboard to launch the Camera Capture Utility to use the Camera.
You can also launch the Camera Capture Utility by clicking on Start, All Programs, Camera Capture Utility.

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Sony Vaio Motion Eye

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".

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How can Isettle to operatethe built in camera of VGN S210P -VISTA

You need to re-install the Camera Driver after installing the Vista Operating System in the Computer. Please try installing the WIndows XP Camera Driver and the Vista Camera Application in the Computer to resolve the issue.

You can download the Camera Driver here.

Please download and save the file in a folder in the Computer. Then, please open the folder where the file is saved and double click on it to begin the installation. After installation of the Driver, please restart the Computer for the settings to take the effect.

Then, please download and install the Vista Camera Application and Updates in the Computer.

Download the VAIO Camera Capture Utility

Download the VAIO Camera Capture Utility Update

Sony Camera Filter Driver Update

Please install the VAIO Camera Capture Utility and Updates in the same order. Please restart the Compuer after each installation for the settings to take the effect.

This should fix it..

Good luck..

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VAIO® Camera Capture Utility VGN-FE865E FR WINDOWS XP

you must have recived a cd with the laptop
the drivers for xp should be in that cd and if you cant find it in that call the tech support they will be able to send you the cd

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Video capabilities of the Acer Crystal eye webcam.

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Instructions for use acer aspire5050-5430 notebook orbicam

These are the text-only instructions:
Launching the Acer OrbiCam
To launch the Acer OrbiCam, double-click on the Acer OrbiCam logo in the
Click Start > All Programs > Acer > Acer OrbiCam. The Acer OrbiCam capture
window appears.
Changing the Acer OrbiCam settings
To change the capture resolution, click the displayed resolution at the bottom
right corner of the capture window, then select the desired resolution.
Note: Setting the camera resolution to 640 x 480 or larger does
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Click Options to display the Window, Preview, and Folder tabs. Use the options
to change the capture window size, preview settings, and the folder for
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Camera Settings
Basic settings
Click the Camera Settings icon on the bottom right corner of the capture
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Capture settings
From the Camera Settings window, click the Driver Settings button. The
Properties window appears.
Device Settings allows you to change the camera brightness, contrast, hue,
saturation, sharpness, etc.
Advanced Settings allows you to activate gain control, implement image mirror,
select image enhancements and anti-flicker settings, and turn on/off the camera
Zoom/Face Track Settings allows you to adjust the zoom level and turn the
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Capturing photos/videos
To capture a photo or a video clip, rotate the Acer OrbiCam to get the desired
angle, then click the Take a Picture or Record a Video button. The Windows
Picture and Fax Viewer or the Windows Media Player automatically launches to
display/play a preview of the photo/video clip.
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The Acer OrbiCam is automatically selected as the capture device of any Instant
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service, then select the video/webcam feature. You can now broadcast from
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No sounds in my video

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