Questions tagged [webcam]

For web-apps/programs that use either an external webcam, or an internal, built-in one.

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Record varying resolution videos simultaneously with one webcam

I am trying to create 2 recordings at the same time from one webcam. A low resolution video that i can use to train a neural network, and a higher resolution video for me to label data for my training....
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Can you find me a fake webcam/microphone with audio/video reset?

I want software that creates a fake webcam whose video can be restarted. I also want software that creates a fake microphone whose audio can be restarted. The restarts must happen simultaneously. Any ...
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Free software to record webcam on Windows that will keep recording in background and even if the computer in locked

Please recommend me a free software that can record video from webcam on a Windows computer. I have tried ScreenToGif to record from webcam but it requires the program to be in foreground. If it is ...
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Software/game to project/extract person/silhouette from a webcam and project it into a pc game or a virtual reality environment?

Is there some software/game to project/extract person/silhouette from a webcam and project it into a pc game or a virtual reality environment, such an idea like this crossed my mind, and I think, it ...
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Android app that remotely takes photos

I am looking to send a request to my phone's IP over the LAN using curl and get back an image from the camera. At the moment, I am doing this with IP Webcam, but I don't need the video stream – just ...
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Software to take a picture via webcam every X time (e.g. every 20 minutes), over an extended period of time (multiple weeks)

I have a project where I need to consistently be able to capture pictures (preferrably timestamped) over the course of a longer period. I have found some options but many of them either cost, or have ...
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Taking pictures from many usb webcams simultaneously

I'm looking for software that can take snapshots/pictures from many (about 100) generic USB webcams at the same time for a photogrammetry rig. I've found things like CaptureGrid which would be perfect,...
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How can I achieve this "nametag" effect on video calls (Zoom and Google Meet)?

I like this idea that I see at https://warmly.ai/p/nametags but I want to be able to full customize one for myself in Photoshop. I tried making a .png file with transparency and using that as my &...
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Portable QR Code (QRcode) reader (via webcam) app for Windows

Please recommend a QR Code reader app with the following features: Reads a QR code from a webcam Portable (no installation) Gratis (free of cost for non-commercial use) Windows compatible Does not ...
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Eye tracking for Webcams?

So I read that Microsoft have "invented" an eye tracking webcam. https://uk.pcmag.com/digital-camcorders/127882/microsoft-uses-ai-to-make-our-eyes-look-at-the-webcam I would love to see this ...
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How to connect OBS virtual webcam to Vmware

I installed OBS virtual camera as well. I can use it in browser as camera to share my screen. but I need to use this in Vmware browser. I meant share my own pc screen as webcam in Vmware browser.
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Audio/Video settings stack ranked program

My audio/video settings for various video chats (Google Video Chat, Zoom, Facebook Messenger, Signal, etc.) frequently have trouble everytime I connect, which I do multiple times a day. I also have a ...
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Control computer mouse using a webcam

I am looking for a solution to control my computer mouse just with my hands and a webcam. The goal is to combine it with voice input to let me move more freely in front of my desk. It should support ...
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Send me a notification (such as email) whenever my webcam detects some activity

I'm looking for a program for Microsoft Windows that can send me a notification (such as email) whenever it detects some activity on my webcam (e.g., someone enters the room where my computer is ...
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Looking for a light substitute for OBS

I am looking for a webcam streamer with a cropping functionality (so it can get the webcam input, crop it and stream to a virtual cam) + audio/video recording option, free and lighter than OBS. So any ...
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Webcam simulator for Linux?

I'm looking for a program that simulates a webcam under Linux, so I can broadcast a video file through my webcam, e.g. in Skype. I'd prefer a way to do this through the terminal, but GUI applications ...
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Motion sequences

I'm looking for a software to script motion sequences, e.g. if you move your right hand forward press →. I have two normal webcams. It must: Be gratis and open-source Detect motion of at least: ...
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Python library for taking camera images

I want to get a single image from a camera (e.g. a built-in webcam in a notebook) with Python. I'm looking for a library that makes this possible in a few lines of code (I'm not looking to write a ...
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Software for virtual meetups in clusters

The problem overview: the teams that work remotely lack informal meetups to talk about interesting stuff not related to work. We need a software tool to fix it. How does it usually work with teams ...
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Looking for a lightweight and free virtual webcam

I would like recommendations for a lightweight and free virtual webcam software It should be able to use an video file or am image as a webcam, that is, if I load a webpage that accesses video, ...
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Good video player for winform application - c#

I want to use a player which should have below features. Should play selected web cam from a drop down Should have stop and pause feature Can able to play multiple webcams connected to USB at a time. ...
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Remove background from webcam in windows

Is there a free software to remove background from live webcam video in Windows? Requirements: Remove background from live webcam video Without the need for a green screen OS: Windows. License: ...
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Real time slam tracking on windows with monocular camera

I am looking for slam tracking open source lib/software - Any fast, tiny and simple open source SLAM implementation for camera pose estimation and viewMatrix? I am looking for an Open source SLAM ...
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Server to stream webcam to local network in a format embeddable on webpage

I want to create a "surveillance" cam on my door step with next requirements: I want to have a webpage locally accessible on my network. I want to be able to live stream video from my USB webcam to ...
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Software for streaming a video in an infinite loop

I'm looking for a software that is able to create a video stream. I'm involved in sort of a game, where it'll be necessary for contenders to view an infinite loop where in a post-it is written a ...
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Trying to setup a single home video system using webcams on different machines, each running a different OS

I have four machines, each with a webcam: - Mac Mini running OS X El Capitan - Dell Precision tower running Windows 10 - Lenovo IdeaPad running Ubuntu Linux - Raspberry Pi 3 So far I have been ...
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Camera software for Windows 7 and 8 (similar to Cheese)

Is there any good non-Java non-Metro counterpart for Cheese in Windows? The Camera app in Windows 8 is a good alternative. However Metro apps do not work on my system.
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Program to take photos with webcam in Ubuntu

I need a program for Ubuntu 14.04 that will allow me to take photos with a laptop's built-in webcam. Required features: Preview the webcam on-screen before taking the photo. Must be available either ...
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Simple, quick webcam viewer for Windows 7

In Windows XP, there used to be a way to view the webcam (I've forgotten exactly how, but it was there). In Windows 7, this feature doesn't seem to be there, so I'm looking for a simple program to let ...
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Using webcam as security cam

I’m running a laptop with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and would like to record videos using the built-in camera. Requirements: Automatic creation of a new video file when the size of a previous one exceeds 2 ...
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Webcam recording software for Windows

Can anyone recommend software that will allow you to record video from a webcam? Requirements: Windows 7 compatible Saves the video in a common video format, such as AVI, MPEG, MP4, etc. Saves audio ...
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Recording webcam video . . . pause then continue recording?

I need to record video from my webcam, but I need to pause the recording from time to time. Cheese and guvcview record, but the only way to pause is to stop the recording, then restart and new ...
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Alternative to Motion for streaming video in linux

I am looking for a simple video streaming program for linux (Raspberry Pi). It just needs to take video from a webcam and stream it in a format that can be embedded in a web page (served with NodeJS ...
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Video capture software that will record long videos (10+ hours)

Using Windows 10 and a Logitech C270 webcam I've used the Camera app (stops after 3 hours) Movie Maker (stops after 1 hour) VLC (never sure if it works or not! the video playback is amazing but the ...
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Calise (camera light sensor and adjuster) for Windows?

Calise detects background light through your webcam and adjusts your screens brightness. Unfortunately, it's linux only. Are there Windows friendly alternatives, or a way of emulating it while using ...
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Screen recording software for Chrome OS

I wish to start a YouTube channel playing City of Steam, and some other games like Happy Wheels. There are many services such as Screencastify which will record the screen, record my voice and embed ...
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Webcam-based behavior analysis of users reading a MS Word file

I am looking for a free software application to analyze reading behavior (where do they more stop while reading, etc.) of the readers of MS Word files. I guess such program would probably use an eye ...
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Console Linux tool to check whether someone is in the room or not, using webcam and microphone

I want to know remotely whether a room is free or not. I mean: somebody is in the room or not. The room has an old Linux server with webcam and microphone. I could just take a video and record sound ...
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Utilize a webcam on a Linux PC to a Windows PC

I have a dummy PC (Linux Mint 14 Nadia) that it just have a webcam and TeamViewer. I use that PC to connect to a virtual machine (Win 7) hosted in a more powerful PC. Both are located in the same ...
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Program to alert me whenever my webcam is turned on

I am looking for a program to alert me (notification window, email, etc.) whenever my webcam is turned on. If possible, it would log when the webcam is turned on and off. Ideally free Running on ...
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IP Camera Application for Android

I am looking for an Android application for streaming a live camera view over the web, essentially turning the device into an IP camera. Must Haves: Ability to control device 'flash' (built-in LED) ...
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Windows screencast software that allows to record screen and webcam simulteanously

I need to find a Windows program that allows to record both an area of the screen and video from my webcam (preferably a small, resizable window I can place at the bottom of that area). The exact ...
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MATLAB image acquisition toolbox alternatives in R

I am planning to build a set up for experimentation in which I need to get automatic video capture. My original plan was to use MATLAB and take pictures which could be joined together later (in order ...
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Record webcam to files, Linux, no UI

I want to let Linux record the webcam as movie files (for instance MPG or anything appropriate). No UI, running in the background (indicator icon tolerated but none is better). If possible, the data ...
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Checking if webcam is on [duplicate]

This is similar question to this But I'm looking for application which alerts on Windows 8.1 (for webcam assembled in Dell Inspiron 5000/3000 series). It would be nice if app would be free and ...
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Webcam software that can capture still images from multiple webcams?

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 ...
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Face detection from images or webcam feed

I am working on a time login system. And I would really love if there was some face recognition that simply read a file from [folder], determined it's name by another folder with lots of images, and ...
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Webcam monitoring software for Windows?

I am looking for a webcam software package similar to AirBeam Pro, but for Windows. The goal here is to be able to monitor a webcam that is directly connected to the machine in a minimal interface ...
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Home security system for android, with automatic friend/foe detection

I am looking for an app that can turn an old smartphone into a home security alarm / baby-monitor / motion sensor. It should: detect motion. Probably by camera or microphone. silently trigger some ...
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Cam recorder with sound - Pet monitoring

I'm looking for a software that can record video and sound at home all day. Then, at the end of the day, I want to quickly be able to see if there was some noise at some time of the day (my dogs ...