I bought a used Vizcam 1000 2 years ago. The device truly revolutionized my teaching. However, during the second year of use, the camera's image gradually lost brightness and color. This had nothing to do with the lighting in my room. So, I got another one. Immediately, within the same lighting conditions, this second camera displayed the bright, clear, colorful image that benefits my class so much. However, this week, it's started doing the same thing. Each day the image is a little darker than the day before, and there is little I can do to improve the situation.
IThe camera is used for several hours each day, though not constantly left ON. I always keep my room's lights dimmed and use a lamp to light the surface under the camera. To remedy the problem, I have managed the light coming through the windows in my room, adjusted the White Balance, and increased the aperature, using the end of the lens. None of these things are permanent fixes. Now, students can barely read what's up there.
Our district is getting us new cameras next year, but what can I do to make it 7 weeks until the end of the year?
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Re: Canon Vizcam 1000 fading fast
Here is what is happening, most web cams are charge-coupled device CCD type image devices they work by caturing the image as it changes the charge along the surface of a capacitive matrix. Over time this matrix begins to break down. This is what you are experiencing. The cheaper the camera the faster the breakdown of the matrix. It can not be helped. The fact is as all of these digital cameras get older they will begin the dim and have poor color resolution due to the CCD matrix decaying.
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Press the FUNC/SET button. Use the cursor keys to select Drive Mode. Use left/right to select the desired delay and press FUNC/SET. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button.
Full details are in the "Using the Self-Timer" section of the advanced guide. (page 35 in my copy). If you need any of the manuals, you can download them from the manufacturer's web site at http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a410#BrochuresAndManuals
Friend, try to replace the battery. If it doesn't work try to press firmly the LCD connection interface underneath the screen because such unit has lossen connection.use T6 screwdriver to open the unit then slowly firmly press the LCD connector on the interface. Such thing will solve the problem. good luck
Ok well this is a USB camera, ya need the correct cable and the drivers..
Take a look here as there is a lot of info about it. But basically as I said, ya need to find the correct drivers and install the camera into any USB port, when it's detected give it the driver software and ya should be good to go.
try the above link for some info.
There must be a driver conflict with the graphics, try uninstalling the cam software and re installing and use a different usb port.
I assume there are no lines after a reboot so update your pc's graphics card driver and the latest driver for the cam.
If you are having general graphic problems, go to My computer,
right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager and in the list look for graphics adapter, click on the '+' sign to your graphics adapter and right click and select uninstal.
reboot pc and the graphics controller will be re installed and the driver also automatically