Advice 1: How to chat using webcam

Skype is a very popular and convenient in all respects the program. It makes possible not only free to speak with subscribers around the world, but to see them. If you have never used a webcam, a few tips can come in handy.
How to chat using webcam
You will need
  • For this you will need Internet access and the usual web camera.
Instruction
1
Purchase in store a webcamera. If you are not well versed in them – consult the dealer. Just remember that you do not need a web camera with "bells and whistles", it is a fairly simple model. Complete with web-Cam should be the driver.
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Connect the webcamera to your PC-install the driver. If for some reason the drivers in the kit are missing, download them from the Internet. Before downloading the driver, make sure that they are suitable for your webcam.
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Now, after installation, make sure that Skype it "sees". You can check this: go to Skype menu "Tools" click "Options" and then go to the submenu "Setup video". Check next to the option "Enable Skype video" was checked.
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If Skype were to see your webcamera and it works fine, then the screen of your monitor in the upper right corner you will see your own image. Image no - reinstall the driver. If everything works fine, then the same picture I see and your chat partner.
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You may at your discretion choose video settings image. This is done as follows: click on Settings "web camera" and set the brightness, contrast, and color. All these changes are going to happen in front of you, so choose the most convenient option, you can easily.
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The image is, and you configured it to your liking, click "Save". Your webcam is configured.
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During the conversation, look through the peephole webcam. Its position in front of a webcam you can also easily adjust the image of what you look like on "the other end of the world", you will also see on the monitor.
Note
If you persistently do not see – means, you do not have sufficient channel for Skype, change your tariff plan.
Useful advice
If during the connection there is sound but no picture – click on the button "Start video stream".

Advice 2: How to test web camera

The webcam allows us the comfort of home, travel around the world, communicate with family and friends, video conferencing, and even together to celebrate the holidays. This is the case, if your equipment is working properly. But if your web camera is acting up, do not waste time and check it immediately.
Webcam extends
You will need
  • webcam,
  • program DriverFinder.
Instruction
1
Check, but whether your webcam physically. To connect to a computer most of the Webcams uses the USB port. Make sure that your USB cable is really connected. In that case, if the webcam is connected via a "mediator" in the form of USB host, try to include it directly to your computer.
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If with the wires all in order – check that you have correctly installed the web camera. Follow the chain: "control Panel" - "System" - "Hardware" - "device Manager". The computer "sees" your web camera, but need to update its drivers. If so, you will see an exclamation mark of yellow color.
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Update the drivers. Right-click on the device in the new window, select menu "Update driver" and then follow the upgrade instructions. If for some reason you can't find a new driver, use DriverFinder that scans your computer and allows you to install missing drivers.
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After installation, if the situation has not changed – remove the equipment. Do this by using the add / remove programs" in control Panel. Restart the computer and reinstall.
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In that case, if the drivers and software a webcamera installed fine but the video still does not work – you may have a problem with the source video settings. Assign to the web camera source for video. This can be done as follows: in the "File" menu, select "Video source" and in the submenu select "webcam".
Note
DriverFinder program performs: system scan is the list of working devices, collects information about the drivers, performs the update.
Useful advice
You do not regard the step # 1, if you have a built-in webcam.

Advice 3: How to talk on skype

As a user of Skype can call each other absolutely free. If you and your partner connected webcam, you will not only hear each other, but will see. For calling phones that are not registered on Skype, you will have to pay, but often such calls are still cheaper than using conventional phone.
How to talk on skype
You will need
  • microphone;
  • speakers or headphones;
  • - webcam;
  • - enough speed Internet connection.
Instruction
1
Purchase a microphone and a webcam if your computer does not already include them. Connect these devices. If necessary, install the drivers. If you don't want your conversations heard around, connect and even headphones.

The presence of a webcam is not obligatory, to make calls you will be able to without it. Just in case your partner can't see.
2
Download Skype from official website http://www.skype.com/intl/ru/home. To select the version for your OS, then select in page menu item "Download Skype". Install the software on your computer.

Some laptops have a built-in module Skype. For example, in models HP Skype is tools program fast Internet access QuickWeb. Run that program when the notebook is off or in hibernation, press the F5 key.
Click “Download Skype” and select the appropriate version of the program
3
Start the Skype program. In the welcome window, click on the link "Register new user" (Create a new account). Pass the registration procedure. Enter the invented user name (Skype Name) and password into the boxes in the welcome window of the program. Click on the "Log in Skype" (Sign Me In). To change the interface language, select the Tools menu string Change Language.
If you do not have a Skype account, sign up
4
Test the connected equipment. To do this, select the list of subscribers Echo/Sound Test Service. Click on the data connection quality is the rightmost button with the indicator. In the resulting window, alternately open the tabs to test all the components. If you have any problems with the equipment, click on the "Open a quality manual connection" to see tips on how to resolve them.
Test the connected equipment
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Make a test call to the service Echo/Sound Test Service. To do this, click on the "Call". Speak into the microphone any text after the beep. After the next beep, the system will reproduce your speech. If everything works – you can call friends.

If the entry did not work, and microphone and speakers (headset) are functioning normally, you may have low Internet speed. In this case, you would be better to chat with friends in text form in the chat program.
Click on the “Call” to send the call
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Add friends to the list subscribers using the button "Add contact". In the opened window enter all the information about the subscriber. If it was in Skype, he will be sent the authorization request. If the person confirms this request, you will be able to speak with him for free in the telephony mode and in the chat.

If you have an account on the social network Facebook, you can import the data in to Skype your friends from there. To do this, select in contacts the appropriate tab.
Add friends to your contacts list
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Call to phone numbers using to set the same button in the program interface. To make calls, need to put money into the account. This can be done with credit card or via electronic payment system. To refill follow the link "add money to account" in the program window.
Call any phone number
Note
To call a subscriber only if he is online the status will tell you the icon next to the name of the subscriber. If a person is currently on Skype, you can send him a text message in the chat program.

Advice 4: How to use a camera as a webcam

On the Internet a very common question as from your digital camera to make a webcam. How to talk through Skype using a regular digicam? With the development of modern digital cameras is not difficult.
How to use a camera as a webcam
Instruction
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Digital cameras are divided into those that have a mode that allows you to work as a camera, and those that do not have such a regime. In the first case a special connection problems should arise. If you have such a camera, just connect it with USB socket, you may also have to install an additional program driver. Usually it is attached to the camera.
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In the second case, make sure that the image you are satisfied. All cameras have video output, which you can use to view slides or movies through a TV screen. If you are connecting the camera able to transmit video, it can function as a webcamera.
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Operation transfer video from the camera to the computer is called video capture. To communicate via Skype you must install the software. To get started, install the program ManyCam. Operation takes about 20 seconds and does not require much effort. Then connect your camera to the video capture device. It could be the video card, the adapter to capture or tuner card with a video output. Make sure there is live image and run ManyCam. Select the signal source. You can also set the image quality. Now the video can be transferred from the program Skype. To do this go to tools and select the required item - ManyCam Video Source. If the video will slow down or have other interference, repeat all over again.
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The sensitivity of digital cameras is much higher than most specially designed web cameras, it is also possible to set the white balance. The main disadvantages are high power consumption and low image resolution.

Advice 5: How to call via the Internet on your phone for free

On the Internet you can chat with friends, find useful information, have fun, listening to music and playing. You can even make video calls to your friends using special sites and programs. Also via the Internet actually make calls to mobile and landline phones. Calls to cell and landline numbers cost money, but with this guide you can learn how to call via Internet for free.
How to call via the Internet on your phone for free

How to call mobiles and landlines over the Internet for free through sites

On the Internet there are many sites that allows you to chat calls free not only network users, but also with subscribers of mobile and urban telephone networks.

So, call for free to any place in Russia and abroad from Calls.online. To make a call, you must connect a microphone to your computer, a webcam and headphones to install the Chrome browser and register on the website. A necessary requirement is the PC operating system Windows 7,8, XP. For a call you need to dial the number in international format and press Enter.

A day you can call once and talk for one minute.

Through the online portal Zadarma.com you Can make free calls to landline phone numbers in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In no-charge package includes 100 minutes per month. You can also call your cell phone once registered, each user receives advertising fifty cents on account. The website also has a list of countries that you can call without cost, it is constantly changing. So if you have loved ones abroad, you may not spend money on calls to them.

To call via the Internet free on your mobile phone and from the website TalkTube.ru if you register a new account. On the bonus 5 rubles you can make a call to any number.

Many foreign countries, including Ukraine, you can get through without spending money from the site call2friends.com. If you want to call mobile, free call duration will not exceed 30 seconds. Unfortunately, to call on the phone over the Internet in Russia with this portal for free is impossible.

How to call free using Internet on mobile or the landline telephone with programs

With computer through the Internet calls can be made not only with websites, but also through special programs. Basically, they can communicate through voice and video with anyone who also has accounts in these applications.

Through most of them provides a set of paid services that allow you to communicate with subscribers of mobile and urban telephone networks. But well attract customers, the developers organize a variety of events, offering users to make free calls over the Internet to the phone on different days in different areas or charge money for the sample of calls during the registration.

So, Mail.Ru Agent gives 10 rubles to set, SipNet.ru. You can spend$ 1 on test connection and the ability to call certain destinations for free, bonus are popular in Russia, the Skype.

If you are the owner of a modern smartphone, you can also call phones for free through the Internet as most of these programs have apps for mobile devices.

How to call phones for free with a PC via the Internet: make the right choice

Thus, the choice of sites and programs with free calls is large enough. To avoid confusion in sentences and to find a decent option, you can use a special service BetaMax. With it, you can select and download the program for free communication. It helps to track relevant information about where and on what terms you can call via Internet to mobile and landline phone for free.

 

Advice 6: How to remove video using the webcam

To remove video using the webcamera simply sitting in front of computer and talking. Before that you need to become familiar with the software for video editing, as well as the functionality used by the web camera.
How to remove video using the webcam
Instruction
1
Vkljucite webcam. To do this simply connect it to the USB port. If your computer has a built-in webcam like the MacBook, then turn on the camera is not necessary.
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Open the video editing program and select New Project (New project) from the File menu ("File"). Enter the name of the project.
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Select the tool to capture video (Сapture). In most programs Capture in menu "File". Opens the preview screen where you should see a picture from the webcam. If nothing is displayed, manually select the webcam from the menu "File". Set the camera so you can see what will be in the picture. If you remove the person, make sure that the upper part of the head does not fall out of the frame.
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Install lighting. This is one of the most important aspects of shooting. The standard method of lighting – three point lighting – includes falling on the face of the object a beam of light at an angle of about 30 degrees, the light from the opposite side (so-called fill light) and the light falling on the background.
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Press Capture ("Capture") or Record ("Record") and proceed to the movies. The program will start recording on the hard disk of the computer. Press the Stop button ("Stop") at the end of the shooting. Video should be in the video library.
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Pull the captured video from the video library into the timeline and edit it. Cut out the parts that did not work and add effects and music if necessary.
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Select the option Export ("Export") in menu "File". Select the video file (e.g. MOV, AVI or MPG). Specify the folder in which to save the file. Click OK and export the project to video file.
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