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SimpleCV Requirements: Packages: simplecv (and Pygame?) Python 2.X only OS: works on Linux (tested with Ubuntu) Documenttion: simplecv.org/docs/ Code: github.com/sightmachine/simplecv Installation On Debian-based systems: sudo apt-get install python-opencv Code import time from SimpleCV import Camera cam = Camera() time.sleep(0.1) # If you don't ...


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You're probably looking for Cheese (see also its Wikipedia page), which can be used to make photos or videos using your webcam. Once started, Cheese... constantly displays what the webcam "sees" (aka "preview") offers you a few buttons to select the mode (photo, video) saves pictures in standard formats (videos use .ogv Ogg Vorbis files) Cheese is ...


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WebcamViewer From the Website of Bust a Tech: WebcamViewer is a very simple click-and-run application, where you don’t have to install the application. Simply download the exe file and run the exe file to use the software. You can store it inside your harddisk or you can carry it in your pendrive, and run it on any PC you want. Features: free ...


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VLC media player Free (Opensource!) Compatible with Windows 8 Display of the webcam's image in real time Snapshots are possible (as far as I know, you can only choose between two the output formats JPG and PNG) Recording of videos, including a selectable audio channel, is also possible Instructions for recording a video Menu 'Media' --> 'Convert / Save'. ...


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ManyCam will suit your requirements.. It's free, it covers all the features you've requested for.. Software is really excellent, I've installed on my computer as well (Windows 7 though) but it's supported on Windows 8 as well.... Below are the Features listed for the software.. Use your webcam with many applications simultaneously Use your webcam ...


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OpenCV Requirements: Packages: cv2 (not in PyPI) Python 2.X (not tested with 3 though) OS: Works on Ubuntu Documentation: http://opencv.org/documentation.html Installation On Debian-based systems: sudo apt-get install python-opencv Code import time import cv2 camera_port = 0 camera = cv2.VideoCapture(camera_port) time.sleep(0.1) # If you don't wait, ...


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There is a very high quality free open source project called Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). In the Classic version there is a plugin which stops the recording and saves it and then starts recording again. The plugin is called RecordSplitter and is available at that link currently. You configure how long you want it to record before splitting. There ...


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I made my own simple program through AutoIt, you can download it here. Each time the left mouse button is clicked, it will take a snapshot of the screen and if there is a camera on your computer, it takes a snapshot using the camera. The captures are placed in C:\Users\{User}\AppData\Roaming\Captures You can stop the program by holding the control key and ...


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NetViewer Meet NetViewer Meet is an online conference and screen sharing tool. It consists of two downloads: a Moderator and a Participant app. As a moderator, you can: Control which screen to be shared, yours or a participant's Control who receives remote control over the displayed screen Select whose video signal to be transferred. You could transfer ...


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You can use TechSmith Camtasia: non-free, non-portable can record the webcam, screen, audio output to the speakers, and audio input (e.g., microphone) I've never had any sync issues between audio and video easy-to-use GUI works with Windows 7 Saves the video in a common video format, such as AVI, MPEG, MP4, etc. Saves audio with the video many choices of ...


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BigBlueButton has everything you are looking for: 1 - Supports many people/clients with webcam & presenter with webcam 2 - Can show both face & slide presentation (with audio but I think that is understood) 3 - server choose one person/client to be shown on each clients' computer. We additionally used this feature for taking attendance Additional ...


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Yawcam can do what you want I think. It: Runs on Windows. Captures stills from a USB webcam. Has lots of settings (see screenshot below). Easy to install and configure. Freeware. The only one I'm not sure about would be the full HD requirement. I'll go test it out and see what I can find out. Some screenshots: I've used yawcam quite a ...


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I could recommend two applications which fits with your requirements really close but unfortunately these both the software's does this whole face detection part :( Freeware application LemonScreen it adds face recognition to your Windows login screen, allowing you to login to your locked PC by simply sitting down in front of your computer,for any ...


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I don't know what level of control you want, but if you're interested in something relatively immediate to use but that lets you take both still pictures and video with full control over the codec/compression options/resolution/etc. I might suggest Daum PotPlayer It's primarily a media player, but it has many other functions, including previewing the webcam ...


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PyGame This answer is partially taken from https://stackoverflow.com/a/11094891/562769 - thanks Froyo! Thanks to Phani for helping me to improve it. Requirements: Packages: pygame (not in PyPI) Python 2.X (not tested with 3 though) OS: Works on Ubuntu Documentation: http://www.pygame.org/docs/ Installation On Debian-based systems: sudo apt-get ...


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WS4GL, aka Webcam Studio, had moved to Google Code, but since that is shutting down, the project is now hosted on Sourceforge. The last update there is from 2015-09-28. The last import on Ubuntu Launchpad was on 2015-10-15, so it seems to be active. I don't think it's for Ubuntu only, since you'll find Debian packages as well. It it licensed under GPL3.


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i just modified the @Martin Thoma Code. import cv2 camera = cv2.VideoCapture(0) while True: return_value,image = camera.read() gray = cv2.cvtColor(image,cv2.COLOR_BGR2GRAY) cv2.imshow('image',gray) if cv2.waitKey(1)& 0xFF == ord('s'): cv2.imwrite('test.jpg',image) break camera.release() cv2.destroyAllWindows() to resolve ...


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I'd go with Open Broadcaster Software. It can use both, screen and webcam as a source and even pictures or text. Here it is, a screenshot of the scene configuration with a monitor and a webcam as source (extra scary). The usability could probably be improved. Consider some time to get familiar with it and try it intensively before recording or streaming ...


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You can run VLC on the "dummy PC" and set it to stream its web cam from the IP address of that PC - then any other machine on the same network, including your VM, can connect to it as a consumer of that stream. To begin with open an instance of VLC media player and choose Open Capture Device then select your Web Cam Select the Drop Down Arrow at the side of ...


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Perch It's an Android app that streams a live camera view to the web. It has multiple features on top of your "must-haves" that make it a great piece of software. Features Video streams hosted on Perch's servers Very quick setup. It's almost grab and go. Install the app, register an acccount and enable recording. Definitely less than 5 minutes. App is ...


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You can use video4linux2 & ffmpeg to capture the output from a webcam and to split it into fixed time slices. A good starting point would be, from here: ffmpeg -f v4l2 -framerate 25 -video_size 640x480 -i /dev/video0 output.mkv but with more of the ffmpeg processing options you can split by time into files named for the time & date, see the ffmpeg ...


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Of R I am not aware of any packages that allow you to capture images from a camera. However in Python you have different options, furthermore, there are a lot of libraries available for Python, such as NumPy and SciPy which allow you to do statistical and matrix operations like in Matlab and R, and Python is easy to learn. The different packages in Python ...


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What you want is definitely possible. The best solution is to use your laptop's built-in light sensor, if it has one and you can use it. See my comments on your question, above.


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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.


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There are multiple ways to record from an IP camera. I own one that I use for security purposes, so, I think they are well worth the purchase. If, for nothing else, it’s nice to have a record of what transpired should I ever need to have one, and, they provide a sense of protection. As for a solution, I chose to record my IP video to a Synology NAS (...


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I would try Yawcam The description from it webpage is: What is Yawcam? Yawcam is a shortening for Yet Another WebCAM software, and that's exactly what it is ;-) More precise Yawcam is a webcam software for windows written in java. The main ideas for Yawcam are to keep it simple and easy to use but to include all the usual features. Yawcam is ...


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TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome™ is a free screen capture and recording app that works on Chromebooks or in the Chrome browser. You can record your screen and narrate as you go to record quick lessons. You have lot of videos on youtube explaining how to do it.


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Youtube allows you do this: https://www.youtube.com/my_webcam Press on "Start recording" on that page. The produced video will be available from your profile page.


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I use WebcamXP when I'm going on vacation, it's really simple to use. You can enable motion detection, and many other functions. The problem it's only compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, 2008 and 2012 ... http://www.webcamxp.com/home.aspx


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It sounds like you are looking for broadcast software. In which case Open Broadcaster would be your best bet. A lot of gamers use it to live stream themselves and their computer screens simultaneously, but in this case you are interested in just the live broadcast capability via your webcam. Furthermore, there is a plugin for Open Broadcaster called OBS ...


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