A camera is a device that records and stores images. It can be based on digital, analog, web or other types of basis.

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Port configuration for USB 3.0 Camera setup

I'm building a setup with 10 USB 3.0 5MP color cameras and need to connect all of it to a single desktop computer running latest Linux kernel. By trial and error, I've found out that 3-4 cameras per ...
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How do I mirror my camera feed in Windows?

By mirrored I mean like "flip horizontal". For example video from my camera (live or otherwise) would read: MIRROR = ЯOЯЯIM (Only the mirror image/video is required) Are there any driver changes ...
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Is there a way to turn analog cameras into ip cameras?

I've got 8 Monacor analog cameras which I used to connect to a Geovision capture Card now the Card is broken. So I was thinking if there is a way to connect them to my Synology DS214+.
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I/o aborted on camera install

My Win XP laptop was serviced recently at a local repair shop after I managed to lock my self out when changing accounts. I now have access as a new user and as admin. Almost everything seems to work ...
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Can you import custom videos to a Canon digital camera?

I have a Canon Powershot A2200 digital camera. I can of course transfer files from my camera TO my PC, but not the other way around. I'd like to use my Canon as sort of a media player connected to my ...
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Hide second device created by camera in Windows?

When I plug my camera in via USB, two devices open their autoplay dialogue and two devices show up in My Computer. Removable Disk (H:) is the correct device for locating my photographs, but I am ...
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Some images becoming corrupt when moving from digital camera to PC [closed]

I have two digital cameras, a Cannon PowerShot G9 and a Sony DSC-HX300 Cyber-shot. The images are OK when played back on the cameras, but when downloaded from either camera, a small percentage of ...
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Using ManyCam to use an IP camera as webcam

I have a LinkPro IP camera that I want to use as a webcam for Skype. According to this: Use IP Camera for Skype / Hangout? I should use ManyCam, which I have tried. But after adding the IP camera ...
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Is it possible to reuse cameras found in old flip phones? [closed]

Here's my phone: Samsung SPH-A620 / VGA1000 http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/SPH-A620ZSSXAR-search/8 Is there a way to use just the camera component of this phone without the phone?
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Treat android camera as a webcam?

So here is the deal: I have a computer vision project on my head and I need to use external camera, because integrated one (in a laptop) is just not comfortable for testing. It would be great if I ...
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Camera blocked in windows

I am using two laptops one has Windows8.1 and other has Windows 7 enterprise. Now when I am, trying to use a application which asks you take your picture (for example skype) I get this picture. I ...
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Can I use my DSLR as webcam through gphoto2 + v4l2loopback?

So, what i'm trying to do may be a little complicated, by i'm finding my way. Let me explain the basics: 1 - I have an DSLR camera and i want to use it as webcam (but v4l2 can't make a /dev/videoX ...
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How to get Sony HDR-AZ1 Action Cam to automatically overwrite oldest file on the SD card? [closed]

I have a Sony HDR-AZ1 Action Cam and use it as a dashcam. I want it to automatically overwrite the oldest recorded video when the SD card is full, but cannot figure out how to do this. Currently the ...
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How to stop LifeCam HD-5000 from constantly changing focus?

My LifeCam HD-5000 camera is constanly changing focus, while capturing video. Nothing can stop it. Is it possible to disable autofocus feature at all or to make it more tolerant? Proof: ...
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How do I take a picture every time my computer is turned on on a windows 7, using the built in camera HP TrueVision HD?

I want my computer to take a picture of who wakes my computer up. I have a windows 7 HP pavilion dm4 and using the built in camera, HP TrueVision HD.
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Raspberry Pi Camera reboots when I tap on touchscreen

I am trying myself at the Raspberry Pi Camera project as presented by Hi, Phil Burgess. For whatever reason, my pi is rebooting every time I click on the touchscreen to take a picture. When I tap on ...
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Convert RTSP stream to virtual web camera

I am trying to use a RTSP stream from an IP camera as video input source for various applications on Windows (eg. skype). The only solution I have found so far is using "webcam 7", an application ...
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windows 8.1 cannot detect the laptop camera

I upgraded my Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 but now my laptop cannot detect its camera. Every time I click the camera icon, a message comes out that I should connect a camera. My laptop has a built-in ...
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Can I trigger the shutter on an sony nex-5n from my computer?

I'd like to hook up my sony nex-5n to my computer and take pictures. I can't seem to tell if this is supported or not on this model.
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I need the drivers for Sony DSC-HX300 camera

I've bought today Sony DSC-HX300 camera and don't have the drivers for Windows XP. I've checked the internet and haven't found it. Where can I find it?
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Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime error when viewing JPEG files in Explorer

I am getting the following error each time I view JPG files in the windows explorer in Detailed view. It also appears when you open the properties of the file. I'm using Windows 8. Microsoft Visual ...
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Need Camera to be connected to my web service

I am required to build a feature where I have to mount a camera on top of a Screen(basically a Samsung LED TV), which should be able to take a picture when commanded from a web service and should send ...
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Windows 8 Camera app not working

When I open camera app on my laptop, it only show camera icon and then goes to blank screen and also camera light doesn't turn on. Where is the problem?
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Daisy chaining PoE switches for IP security camera system

I have a fairly large (for me) security camera system to install and the cost of cabling is keeping this project cost prohibitive. I'll outline what I'd like to do, and welcome comments on the ...
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Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04

Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04 How I open a Camera: In terminal (text after the $ prompt = commands that I type): $ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 $ vlc ...
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Take picture of me using laptop camera

How do I take a picture of myself using my Toshiba laptop and Windows 7? I want to save the picture and email it. I have tried looking under Toshiba > Utilities but do not find a camera option.
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Unable to connect to IP-camera

I have a Sinocam IP-camera which was connected to a Huawei b593 4g router, until a supposed computer engineer fiddled with the cameras settings and rendered it unusable. The camera ships with a static ...
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IP camera's multicast/RTSP conflicting with wireless devices?

Here at our business we have a Netgear R7000 running DD-WRT. I have been slowly adding IP cameras which I run using Blue Iris software. The last camera I bought (which is NOT a wireless camera), when ...
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Capture RTSP stream from IP Camera and store

I've got a few IP Cameras which output an RTSP (h264 mpeg4) stream. Hitting the URL locally via VLC: rtsp://192.168.0.21:554/mpeg4 I can stream the camera and dump to disk (on my desktop). I'd like ...
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Can't find my integrated camera anymore [closed]

I formatted my Lenovo Ideapad S10e and installed Windows XP and all the drivers that I need, but I can't find the integrated camera. I used to be able to find it in My Computer. In the beginning, I ...
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How do I get gphoto2 to fetch a photo from a Sony alpha 6000?

How do I get gphoto2 to fetch a photo from a Sony alpha 6000? I'm currently running gphoto2 on a Beaglebone black, but I suspect it should work on any Linux system with a USB port. I use gphoto2 ...
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Is it possible to supply an image as a camera feed in OSX?

Is it possible to replace the video feed that my iSight camera gives to a process with a still image, a movie, or an animated gif? I've seen some apps do this, b
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Connecting a Logitech Broadcaster-type videocamera via USB

We have a videocamera from Logitech, a "Broadcaster" type, which we would like to use as a monitor camera in a ionizing radiation-protected area. The camera is meant to be used wirelessly and, to ...
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Camera app not detecting camera after driver installation

Before I installed camera drivers the camera app was working just fine but after installing any app that uses my camera (except skype though) cannnot detect it. The camera is integrated in my laptop ...
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Why do I need to “hdparm -r” in order to mount a Sony camcorder read/write and why is it dangerous?

When I plug my Sony camcorder into my Linux systems, the file system gets mounted read-only. I cannot simply mount it read-write, I first have to use "hdparm -r0" to make the "device" read-write. Why ...
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Switch Flash Player / HTML5 to use front camera

I have a Lenovo Helix which has 2 cameras, front and rear. I need to take a picture of myself for a security verification on a site with a Flash player object to perform the capture. It's a similar ...
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USB2 device incompatibility with USB3 computer

I have a new laptop with 2 USB2 ports and 2 USB3 ports. I have to use an USB2 RGB-D camera, namely the Softkinetic DS325. On my old laptop (only USB2 ports) everything is running as it should. On the ...
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Google Chrome not able to identify my webcam

Chrome has suddenly stopped accessing my camera. Whenever I go to a website that tries to use my camera, I see a text that says camera : none available When I go to media settings, I see that Chrome ...
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Do wired ethernet cameras exist?

Do wired ethernet (i.e. rj45) cameras exist. Cameras which have a single rj45 cable which connect into a network card, from which they can be used to record/view video?
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circumstances where software change leads to device damage [duplicate]

Recently I changed a friend's OS from a really virus filled windows 7 to Ubuntu ..but kept changing os's because lsusb wouldn't detect the camera.But after coming back to windows, the camera wasn't ...
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Scan for a range of free Ports

Working on an application that uses cameras. The camera controller has a single IP address (I can define that IP) on the network and each camera is accessed using that IP plus a Port. The controller ...
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Automatically allowing sites to use my camera

How to allow automatically when a site requests to use my camera? I dont want the settings manager popup dialog to appear, but I want the allow permission to be granted always. Is there a way to do ...
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Can't access my IP camera over the internet

I have an EasyN F3 (F3-M166) IP camera. It works fine on local IP address, but I can't access it over internet. This is what I have done step by step: I configured the local IP (camera_ip) and port ...
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Cant download photos from Rebel xti to laptop

When i plug my Canon Rebel XTi SLR into my laptop and turn the camera on, it usually pops up a screen to download photos. But right now, a busy word appears on the camera screen whereas a red light ...
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How to make an Axis network camera appear as a local webcam camera?

I am trying to interface with an Axis 210 network camera. I can access it through web browser or some video stream URL. But I really want it to appear as a local webcam since many tools support that ...
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Quality of USB hubs? [closed]

What are the characteristics that specify the quality of a USB hub? I want to connect multiple devices (dslr cameras) to a desktop computer (more than 20), so i wonder which is the most reliable USB ...
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Temporary Long-Range (WiFi?) Camera Network

I work for an urban municipality and we are scheduling an event where we would like to setup a cheap, temporary camera network. I need to send the signal from downtown (where all of the cameras are) ...
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Multiple selection not working for photos in Windows Vista

I have Windows Vista 32-bit Ultimate Edition. Whenever I connect my digital camera to transfer pics, I can't do a multiple selection of pictures. CTRL+A, which is the default for selecting all, is ...
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Can I stream multiple GoPro 3 cameras to a Linux computer?

I didn't know whether this was a camera question, a linux question, or a networking question. Please feel free to move or request to move this question as necessary. I want to capture the video ...
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Microscope Camera Driver

I recently purchased a microscope to help with soldering. As a gift I was given this camera for the microscope but no software. Does anyone know where I can find drivers for this camera? The camera ...