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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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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 ...
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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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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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Windows software to record a USB web camera in full HD (similar to “Flix”)

I am going on a smaller roadtrip and am wanting to make a time-lapse. I purchased a windshield mount, long usb cable, and an HD webcam to do the capturing. I have an existing laptop to do the ...
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A alternative for YAWcam that runs on Linux?

I really like the YAWcam program, but unfortunately the developer hasn't made a Linux version. I'm looking for something similar that can: Get video from a webcam (duh) Allow me to do things when ...
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Software for online lecture (mass-conference with slides)

Is there software for Online Lecture (where there are many people/clients with webcam), one presenter/server with webcam, and the presenter shows both his face and slide/presentation on each of ...
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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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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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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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Program to view webcam on login/lock screen?

Is there a program to show the (built-in) camera on the login or lock screen of Windows 7? It doesn't need to do anything else, no face detection, just be able to view the camera. Requirements: ...
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Simple Webcam Photo / Video taking software

For a long time I have used "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam" to take photos and videos with my Acer Laptop webcam. However, this software isn't really flexible, it shows the screen only in a fixed size ...
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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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Photo capture / screen shot with mouse click

I am looking for software that will take a photo via webcam and screen shot when someone clicks the mouse anywhere on the screen. The software should run on Windows-7 64bit. It will be used for a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there an app / library allowing me to record HTML5 WebRTC and edit it online in the same place?

I managed to find the following demo: https://www.webrtc-experiment.com/RecordRTC/ I can record stream from my webcam and replay it later. I can also right click, save to computer and add .webm ...
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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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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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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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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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Home surveillance software that can handle multiple USB cameras

I'm looking for a home surveillance software for Windows that supports multiple USB cameras that are not connected to the same computer. I tried iSpy which supports this through installing a ...
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USB Camera Emulation for Windows 8

I develop a program accessing a USB camera using Windows 8. Unfortunately, my development PC has no camera. Is there a (free) software that emulates an USB camera? For sure there are many solutions ...
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Webcam forced resolution changer

I am looking for a software that force sets the (plugged in) webcams resolutions to 640x360 widescreen. I am using VH Multicamera Studio and it has some problems with setting the webcam to widescreen. ...
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Software to use webcam with multiple chat applications simultaneously

I'm currently experiencing issues with 'Many Cam'. As per Wikipedia: Many Cam is a freeware program that allows users to have the ability to use their webcam with multiple chat applications ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Website to record a video and host it

Does anyone know an API to record a video with webcam and host it on a user’s profile? I would like to build a website where the user will create a profile and will be able to record a video with his ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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