A webcam can be used for many tasks, the main one being to promote the communication between the Internet users. With the help of a webcam, you can record the images of yourself and then see them in avi format or jpg format. There are also other formats included, such as bmp and wmv, but they are not that used as the first ones I’ve mentioned.
A webcam should be able to let the user to perform simple actions, but also complicated and more advanced tasks. The reason for the webcams are so popular these days is they have a customed friendly interface, which allows almost anyone to use it. A webcam allows you to stay in touch with your friends and to see them while you talk to them, in real-time. The camera can be used for video-conferencing, when it you want to enter the communication with more people. Those who don’t leave their offices too often find this feature of the webcam very useful. The camera can be used for recording photos of you and also videos, while you sit in the front of it. Some of the cameras have a speciffic function, which makes the image not to move or to seem that it is blurred when you move in front of the camera. So, you can move naturally and the camera will take the best photo and the image will be still.
With the Remote Monitoring option that some of the webcams today have, you can set the camera to record you from one certain time to another, so that you will be able to move in front of the camera and prepare yourself for being recorded or photographed, depending on how you set the camera, to take pictures of you or to simply record all your moves in front of the camera.
Another feature of a webcam can be the Creative Livecam, which allows you to select a cartoon character, which will be placed next to your messenger list with friends, in the place of your regular avatar. So, the picture that you will place there is going to move, to smile, to laugh, just like a real cartoon character and this all the time when you use the messenger service. This option can be used also when you interract with people, by using different face emotions, various effects and expressions, some of them reminding you of the old emoticons you used. This is better than the emoticons with which we are used to.
This is a hardware equipment which must not be forgotten by those who buy a new computer. especially in this era we’re living in, we have to be connected all the time with our friends and know what happens in the world. The installation of the webcam, if it is not built-in, is vey simple. It is that kind of installation where you only have to press on the Next button, until you’re done. Then, depending on what camera you have, you have to start checking the buttons you have available on your webcam software. It is a good idea to check the user’s manual to use the webcam. Even a small baby could use the webcam, so this leaves you no room for error.