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MacKenzie999
Aug 29, 2002, 09:34 AM
Hey folks...

Looking for a cheapie webcam, usb or fw. Any recommendations or warnings?

Thanks
-Mike

irmongoose
Aug 29, 2002, 09:49 AM
Well, if you have a digital video camera.. you can usually use that...

At least, that's what I'm doing...




irmongoose

MacKenzie999
Aug 29, 2002, 11:15 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by irmongoose
[B]Well, if you have a digital video camera.. you can usually use that...

At least, that's what I'm doing...

I wondered about that. I have a decent Nikon Coolpix 990, and suspected it could do the job as it is somewhat capable of shooting video. If anyone has any info on how this might be doable, that'd be great.

irmongoose
Aug 29, 2002, 11:42 AM
Well... usually most webcam applications will recognize the video camera as a webcam. Just connect the camera via Firewire, turn the camera on to shooting mode, and start the webcam app.

As I said.. that is what I do... Hope this helps.




irmongoose

G5orbust
Aug 29, 2002, 11:50 AM
get nothing by logitec that cheap and has to do w/ web cams (mine was 60 bucks). trust me. i got one and it BLEW!!!!!!


First, it worked... for about a day.
Then quiality deteriorated very quickly
Then the brightness and contrast controls went haywire.
Then the camera wouldnt recognize itself to the comp.
then it did, but the input screen was fuzzy.
then i chucked it into my wall and let it rot behind my computer desk.... (the best performance was that it didnt break into 5 million pieces at the hands of my wall. Guess its durable. Too little too late.)

btw, i reinstalled the drivers three times.

bousozoku
Aug 29, 2002, 10:19 PM
Those Logitech webcams used to be Connectix webcams. I don't think they were any better then.

I believe that Orange Micro has one called the iBot which is connected by FireWire. This should allow faster, better quality video. I haven't gotten it yet, but it's the one that looked the best to me.