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SteveC
2nd June 2001, 10:27
Hi all,

I want to set up my webcam so that it takes a photo every 10 seconds or so and saves it to a directory I choose (or maybe even FTP).

Any suggestions on (free) software to use?

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Cheers,
Steve

"Life is what we make of it, yet most of us just fake"

Lucid
2nd June 2001, 11:01
Webcam32 is the best I've tried..

http://www.surveyorcorp.com/webcam32

cbman
2nd June 2001, 13:22
If you are looking for cool camera stuff, My fiancee's father just bought a system by X10... its really good and has lots of user options... too bad I don't think you can get the software seperately or even if it will work with other camera's.

http://www.x10.com

http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

SteveC
2nd June 2001, 14:09
I found a good few programs in the end. Chill Cam (www.thegeek.com) and VisionGS seemed to be the best two. I've chosen vision GS though as it seemed to let the camera sort out its auto lighting etc better than Chill Cam.

There will be a (semi live) picture on my web site (www.steve-cooper.co.uk) from tomorrow, once I get a USB extension cable.

I'm still not sure if I want it pointing at me and my bedroom 24/7 http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif , so it may be pointing out the window most of the time... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

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Cheers,
Steve

"Life is what we make of it, yet most of us just fake"

Paddy
4th June 2001, 04:59
Come on Steve! Get your g/f to put on a show for us http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Gurm
4th June 2001, 06:58
Or if you buy a professional level camera/board (like the Winnov Videum, ahem), it is built in to the drivers.

- Gurm

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SteveC
4th June 2001, 07:47
I have actually got a winnov card, but no camera, and I don't want the camcorder tied up to the PC all the time.

And Patrick - somehow I doubt she'll agree to that! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

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Cheers,
Steve

"Life is what we make of it, yet most of us just fake"

Paddy
4th June 2001, 13:23
Could you ask anyways?????

Novdid
4th June 2001, 13:30
Damn you desperate ones!!! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/rolleyes.gif

ayoub_ibrahim
4th June 2001, 13:52
well just don't tell her about it! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif