Advice 1: How to determine the model of the webcam

Nowadays, computer brands a lot. If production processors are two of the monopolist of the market - AMD and INTEL, the manufacturers of component materials very much. For example, a webcamera produced many firms. If you have a webcam, and you don't know its model or manufacturer, there are several ways to find out. Any model web-camera it is possible to determine in a systematic way.
How to determine the model of the webcam
You will need
  • Computer, web camera application Driver Cure, Internet access
Instruction
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The first way is the easiest. Connect the webcam to the computer and wait until the operating system recognizes the new hardware. If the webcam will be recognized automatically, the model information will be available on the toolbar at the bottom. Click the icon to the new device. Displays information about the model and about the technical characteristics of this webcamera.
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If the system does not recognize the webcam and says "Unidentified device", you need to update the driver via the Internet. Click on "My computer" right-click. Select "Properties", then go to the tab "device Manager". On the top line press the right mouse button and then click the "Update the hardware configuration". Find the line "Unknown device". Click the right mouse button. From the menu select "Update driver". The system will do a driver update. After updating the driver the device is recognized, and you can see model webcamera.
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If, however, with the help of the device Manager the system cannot find the driver for the connected hardware, you need to use a special program to find them. Download the app Driver Cure. Install and run Driver Cure. In the program menu simply select the connected device to which you want to locate the driver and click "Search". The program will automatically find and install the correct driver. After installing the drivers, model name, the webcamera will be displayed at the bottom of the Windows toolbar.
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When the drivers will be installed, will be available not only model of the webcamera, but its technical characteristics, resolution, and functionality. On the Internet on the manufacturer's website you can always see all the models, webcamera and learn about functionality.

Advice 2 : How to install driver webcam

Install driver web camera is quite simple, just need to have the necessary software and the camera itself to the PC.
How to install driver webcam
You will need
  • A computer, a webcam, extra software.
Instruction
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The acquisition of the web-camera. Buying a video camera to your computer, you should pay attention to the certain factors. For example, you need to consider: the number of pixels, a microphone on the device, a set of necessary software to install the web-camera to the computer. If the first two factors do not play such an important role in connecting the device, the drivers are also available complete with web-Cam should be mandatory.
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Install software for web-cameras. To install the necessary computer drivers, download software disk, which comes in addition to the main unit. After the disk is run without changing the set program parameters, install drivers on your PC. Remove the disc from the drive and restart the computer. When you start the system it will already include the ability to connect a web-camera.
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Connect web-camera. Most modern web-cameras provide the connection to the computer via a USB 2.0 interface. Do the same videocamera can connect to a PC as with a wire or via Bluetooth. To activate the webcamera, simply insert the cord/USB receiver into any free USB port.

Advice 3 : 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
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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".
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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 4 : How to use the camera on the computer

Webcamera has become a necessary and popular accessory with the popularity of video telephony services. Its scope is wide enough not only transfer images but also video conferencing, computer games, video surveillance. Modern camera also produces video compression and image transmission and has a fairly complex device. And although the treatment problems arise infrequently, but there are difficulties with the connection (such as an inverted image) and installing the drivers.
How to use the camera on the computer
You will need
  • Computer, webcam, Internet access
Instruction
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If there is no driver disk, begin by determining the model of your camera. Console "device Manager" contains all the information about the installed devices. To start open the context menu of "My computer" and select Manage - device Manager". If the list of camera equipment there, and you cannot use the markings on the device, you can use the program Everest. Install it on your computer and in the program window, select from the list of devices your camera. The program will determine the model and manufacturer.
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Type in the search bar of your browser camera model or use the search drivers by device ID, e.g. www.devid.info. Device ID can be found by clicking on the camera icon in the console "computer Management" and selecting "Properties".
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Install the camera driver. It is enough to run the file setup.exe. The camera must be disconnected from the computer. Many bugs and issues for further work arise from the fact that users ignore this rule.
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Install the program that allows you to control and configure the camera. These programs are usually supplied with the camera or available on the manufacturer's website. Connect the camera to the computer and check the quality of its work and settings.

Advice 5 : How to test camera on laptop

Checking the integrity and operability of all systems and components of a laptop is a priority immediately after purchase. Thus, at an early stage to identify the marriage and take the laptop to service center for repair. Modern computer technology rarely contains the marriage, as she carefully checked at the factory. Just in case you should check out a newly bought products. This will allow you in the future with a clear conscience to start operation of the computer or laptop.
How to test camera on laptop
Instruction
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Recently, the camera on the laptop is used very often. It is very convenient, since it eliminates the need to buy a standalone webcam. Before checking, you must enable the web camera on the laptop and check if all the drivers for normal operation of the camera. If not, find the setup disk for laptop and find the driver for the camera, then install them. To test the camera on a newly purchased laptop, click "start," then "control Panel" and "Scanners and cameras". Visiteuses click on the icon of your camera and you will see on the screen yourself in person. To check the quality of the video, move your hand or head.
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Also check whether the webcam on the laptop using special software. For example, popular in the network program Virtual Dub will allow you not only to test the webcam, but to use it in the future to record videos or capture images. If this option does not suit you, check the camera with Skype, which is intended for the virtual communication. In it you will find all necessary options, using which you can check the quality of images and video taken with your webcam.
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Before using read the manual. Thus, you will be able to avoid the wrong actions that can lead to breakage of the web camera. As it is integrated, then the service center will have to bear the entire laptop and you will be without Internet access for quite a long time. In the presence of a talent using a web camera to make short films or music videos. For many people it is an essential attribute of everyday life. It can help how to make business contracts and to communicate with friends and relatives.

Advice 6 : How to install driver for Skype

Skype is the recognized leader in VoIP telephony. Some users just for the sake of this app and buy a computer. And not surprising, because Skype allows free calls, chat, send and receive files. And most importantly, if you have a camera using Skype you can make and videosbook. Sometimes, however, for successful work in Skype your computer hardware needs to be configured and installed additional drivers.
How to install driver for Skype
You will need
  • computer equipped with a USB input;
  • - consistently working Internet connection.
Instruction
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Download and install the free package proprietary software Skype. Register at VoIP operator or through the form in the application. After receiving the username and password, enter it when you start the program.
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To check the quality of work is pre-installed on the computer audio and video devices use a special contact from your address book to Skype . In earlier versions of this contact was seen as Echo1234, in recent releases of the name has not changed the Skype Test Call.
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Connect external camera to a computer via USB input. Windows OS will determine which class of devices is a USB device and try to search his or her library suitable for drivers. Further user actions largely depend on the characteristics of the computer system and the manufacturer of the connected device. In latest Windows 7 the number of pre-installed drivers for external devices is enough to cover a significant number of well-known manufacturers in the world, including producing USB video camera for Skype. Therefore, all the nuances of the installation is likely to need those who have the computer is running Windows XP or Windows Vista.
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If Skype gave a message about the impossibility of definition video camera, go to device Manager to see if there are any warnings about unrecognized USB devices. If there is message, disconnect the camera. The computer was unable to install the correct driver, so Skype cannot use the webcam. To remedy the situation, restart the computer, then insert the CD with the drivers for the camera. If there is no disc, go to the manufacturers website and download the latest drivers designed for your operating system.
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Again connect the camera via USB, without starting Skype. Lead test device with the service application web camera. If this is not possible, try to activate the device via "My computer".
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After setting up the camera, start Skype. Click on the tab "call" and in the opened context menu, open the video settings. In the new window locate the "Select camera", locate and activate the installed USB device. If the picture quality is not satisfied, then the chroma, brightness and sharpness can be adjusted in the tab "camera Settings".
Useful advice
If the drivers for Skype web Cam was installed correctly, the camera settings will not help. Will have to re-install them. In addition, even if the Windows OS itself found the necessary software for the proper functioning of the camera, makes sense in any case try to install the drivers from the device manufacturer, as they are usually updated more often and have additional settings.

Advice 7 : How to determine what my webcam

When you purchase a web camera with the hands is sometimes quite difficult to identify the manufacturer and specific model. For this there are special methods and programs with which you can obtain this information.
How to determine what my webcam
You will need
  • The software Everest Ultimate Edition.
Instruction
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Before using special programs, it is recommended to try other ways, such as utilities, usually sold for money. The Internet is a service which allows you to find the right driver for unknown devices and download them.
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Copy the following link http://devid.info/ru/, open a new tab and paste the contents of the clipboard into the address bar. Press Enter to load the page. Before you created the search block in which to insert driver code. This code can be read only after viewing the applet Properties " webcam".
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Click the right mouse button on the icon "My computer" and select "Properties". In the opened window click the "Hardware tab" and click "device Manager". Find the line with a web camera via the context menu call the applet's "device Properties". Copy the string value "device Code", for example, PCIVEN_6486&DEV_1С30&REV_12.
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Go back to the open browser tab, paste the clipboard contents into the blank field and click "Search". In the search results usually display the driver for devices of the same model, but for different operating systems. So you've learned the camera model and can download the driver for this device.
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If this method failed to obtain the desired information, install the utility for diagnostics of network devices. To download, click on the following link http://www.aida64.com/downloads. Select the product file type (exe-file or zip archive) and click the "Download" button.
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After you install and register the program on the Internet run it. In the opened window please note left column — click the partition and the type of device. In the right fields will display information about the device model, as well as links to download the relevant drivers.
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