Webcams

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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
    DzyMsLizzyposted 11 months ago

    Hi--
      My webcam is not compatible with my newer computer, which is Win 10.

    I want to know if there is such a thing as a 'portable' webcam, i.e., you can use it with apps such as Skype, but can also unplug it, and use as a video cam away from computer, then upload your video when you plug it back into the computer.

    If there is such an 'animal,' I guess it would be out of my budget range anyhow--but I'm curious.

    1. Quilligrapher profile image83
      Quilligrapherposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hi DZ,
      I record videos on my iPhone that I later upload to and view on my computer.
      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/6919429.jpg

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
        DzyMsLizzyposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I don't have an iPhone; my cell is a cheapo freebie from the gov't. for poor folks...  sad   Phone won't do Skype.
        So, I'm looking on the used or under $50 market..  sad

    2. ptosis profile image82
      ptosisposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      So there is no way can download driver for your webcam that would work with Win10? I suppose your webcam is generic no name and really should be auto recognized but this is Windows.I am assuming that this is a USB webcam.

      the following may help.

      https://www.pingzic.com/how-to-turn-on- … indows-10/

      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win … 913c5c8e0c

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel … bcams-help

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
        DzyMsLizzyposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I don't know; I may be able to get a driver update I think it's a Logitech camera; its shaped like a little ball.

        In any case, that does not solve the issue of portability, and being able to use it also away from the computer.

        I'll have a look at those sites; thank you for that.

        1. thranax profile image50
          thranaxposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Almost all digital cameras can be used as webcams, especially SLR's. Just do a youtube search for "use normal digital camera as a webcam" and theres many that show you how!

        2. ptosis profile image82
          ptosisposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Oh Logitech .. Yeah throw that away logictechs don't play well with others. Get urself anything but a logictech. Damn.  Buy something in this century at least

 
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