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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Windows 8 isn't detecting PS3 eye

I have the PS3 Eye web cam installed with drivers from Code Laboratories, which comes with a test program. When I open the test program it shows a clear picture from the webcam. Every other program ...
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Unable to transfer files from handycam to PC

I have a Windows 7 PC and Sony DCR-SR88 handycam. I need to transfer all my videos from the handycam to my PC. When I try to connect to the PC via USB, it detects the handycam's drive on my PC and ...
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Software to aid using camera as a scanner

I want to digitize some index cards with my camera. I'm looking for a program that would automatically fix geometry on the shots (as you would expect the cards come tilted on the picture). I have an ...
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Transferring videos from Sony Video Camera to PC via USB connection

I have a Sony video camera (DCR-TRV340e) and loads of video tapes that I like to transfer to my PC. The camera has USB connection and I've loaded its driver with no problems. Which video software do ...
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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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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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Unable to transfer photos from camera to computer (Windows 7)

I am unable to transfer photos from my camera (HP Photosmart M547) to my computer running Windows 7. The computer recognizes the camera as a removable drive (see below), but it does not detect any ...
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Software for displaying date time stamps on SONY DCR-SR35 footage

The main problem of modern (or not so modern but still not old) cameras is that they don't record the date and time on the actual video, and i NEED the date and time to be shown. Is there a software ...
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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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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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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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what chip to convert MIPI from camera to USB?

I'm looking forward to build a PCB that would contain a camera module, such as OV5640, and would have an USB interface, i.e. the computer should be able to tell the pcb via the usb interface to snap a ...
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How to access a 3g IP camera from the outside?

I'm new here, but i've searched google a lot and this website but couldn't find anything. So here's the situation: I had no idea 3g devices could not be directly reachable from the outside. So I ...
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Data time not present in photos transferred to PC from Lumix TZ11

I have a Lumix TZ11 camera. My problem is: the photos transferred to PC from camera DO NOT contain the date/time stamp of the photos taken. However, when viewed in the camera, I can see the date/time ...
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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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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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Second 1394 Camera did not recognized in Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

Here's two 1394 camera with two capture card connected to PCI slots. In MS-Windows, the company application could capture both Digital cameras as well, but in Ubuntu, Only one camera (the camera which ...
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Camera Hand Mouse/Keyboard

Is there software out there that lets me control the computer purely through gestures using a webcam? I understand that it might need to have novel ways to process what used to be "keyboard input" ...
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How to find which process is using my USB camera

I have a Genius iLook300 webcam running on Windows 7. Skype informs me that I cannot use the webcam because it is being used by another program. Indeed, there is green light that turns on while the ...
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sony DCR-SX40 with skype?

Can I use my Sony DCR-SX40 with Skype? Sony website says driver is included in XP. When connecting, USB Connect shows up in two modes. One looks as if it is a "hard drive" the other doesn't seem to do ...
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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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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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could two 10Mbit/s links work on the same UTP cable?

I need to connect two POE cameras (POE mode A) to a POE switch (POE mode A). But there is only one CAT6 cable that I can use (30 meters span), and I don't want to slip on another one, because there is ...
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FTP from IP camera to server losing packets

I'm tryin to set up a number of IP cameras (D-link DCS-920 and DCS-930L) to send images by FTP to a server (Ubuntu server (10.04 I think)). The images are about 15KB each and currently I have 6 ...
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How do I use Canon CyberShot A800 as a webcam?

How do I get the Canon CyberShot A800 digicam be detected as a webcam when plugged in to a Windows 7 PC?
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Webcam not working - drivers look fine, WIA is started, cams get detected by Windows and Skype etc

How can I debug a webcam issue if the event viewer doesn't show any errors concerning WIA or camera/hardware topics WIA is started and restarting it causes no errors/warnings in the event log ...
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Take picture into OneNote from Microsoft LifeCam

I have MS LifeCam but can't take snapshot from it into MS OneNote program. Cameras and scanners button does not allow to acquire from this camera. Is it possible to use this camera to capture still ...
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Find camera connected to Macintosh in Terminal?

Is it possible use the Terminal on Mac (OS X 10.6.8) to find a camera (Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS in this case) connected via USB? This camera does not show up in the Finder as a mounted drive. Where/How ...
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ZoneMinder: improve motion detection?

I started to use ZoneMinder but I'm getting lots of false alarms. False alarm example: because of occasional noise in the image, it triggers alarm although nothing has really changed. Delayed alarm ...
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Lenovo T410 Camera Software

What free software can I use to acquire a photo from the camera on the Lenovo T410? The camera drivers are properly installed and working in applications like Skype and ManyCam, but I am not sure what ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Camera suddenly needs drivers

My girlfriend takes alot of pictures and up until the other day has imported them to her computer without trouble. Plug in camera, window pops up, click Import. Now that doesn't work anymore. ...
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ip camera foscam on wifi, only works on wifi on local network

I am so confused, I have the foscam F18908W and the neufbox router NB4. when plugged directly to the router - i can connect to it using another computer on the network - i can connect to it ...
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Hidden movies inside camera

I have Sony Steadyshot dsc-w550 camera. The problem is I can only see the recorded videos inside the camera. When I access it via a USB cable, I only see photos. I tried to: show hidden files. ...
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Is there a twisted pair standard for video+power+RS485?

I am building a PC-based security DVR. I am using Cat6 to carry the video signal (converted via balun), power, and RS-485. Is there a standard or convention for which twisted pairs I use for which? ...