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Setting up Pentax Optio 50 to be webcam

I would really appreciate anyones help in this one. I've set up the camera to be webcam as well as installing the drivers for it. When I go to MSN Messenger to set up the webcam, I can see the image perfectly well. However, when I actually go to use it within MSN messenger, the image goes virtually black... it shows a very dark green or red image when I point it to a bright light source - like the laptop screen. This is baffling as it only does this when someone accepts my webcam send request. The viewscreen shows the same image Has anyone come across the same problem and can anyone help?

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When I was using a video camera as a web cam using Netmeeting, I found out a few things which may help. Once the connection is made, the settings from the other end play a part in the reproduction at your end. I.E. the image you are seeing at your end once connected to someone is actually their image, not yours. So what is really wrong is that their image is not appearing on your screan. Also, the size that they have selected controls the size of your displayed image etc. Have you tried connecting to other people or only one. The problem may be at the other end.

Posted on Aug 30, 2005

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