I'm working on a project where I with just one mouse click or press of a key on the keyboard, can capture still images from 6 webcams at the same time(or at least within a few seconds) and saving them on a specific location on the computer.

I have found home surveillance software that can display multiple webcams and take still images from them, but only from one at a time.

Does anybody know of a webcam software that can do what I need it to do?

  • Which software have you already used, and what alternatives to this software have you found? Feb 9, 2015 at 15:52
  • "Webcamxp" and "Multi Webcam video recorder" are two I tried that displays several cams simultaneously but you can only grab a still frame from one at a time. And all other software I have come across seem to be the same.
    – H2C
    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:30
  • What operating system are you using?
    – user46
    Sep 8, 2015 at 23:57

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You can easily roll your own with OpenCV2 and Python - some examples that you should be able to build on are here.

  • Free
  • Cross platform
  • Fully customisable.
  • Thanks for your answer, I'll try and look into it, although I only have a little experience with programming for Arduino.
    – H2C
    Feb 10, 2015 at 8:12
  • @H2C You should have fun. Feb 10, 2015 at 14:26

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