Willing Webcam is webcam software that helps you use your web camera for video streaming, surveillance, instant messaging, and more. Willing Webcam will surprise you with its many features.
With Willing Webcam, you can record your daily activities as live streaming video to share with your friends and family. No matter where they are, your friends and family can visit your web site to see what you\'re doing at the moment. You can also create your own streaming videos for YouTube, and other video-sharing sites.
If you\'re away from home often, you can use this webcam software to detect any motion in your home. Remote management allows you to send an e-mail, SMS message, or http command to control the webcam. You can use Willing Webcam to monitor housekeepers, nannies, and other visitors to your home. To save the evidence, upload the files to an FTP site or send e-mail with attachments to your own e-mail address.
This webcam program uses a motion control sensor to activate the camera and trigger an action, for example, sending an e-mail or SMS message, uploading to an FTP site, sounding an alarm, or starting another application.
Another useful feature of Willing Webcam is its time-lapse function, which records a video at certain time points. Using it like a DVR (digital video recorder), you can record frame by frame and then view the movie later.
Willing Webcam integrates seamlessly with instant messenger programs such as Skype and Windows Live Messenger. This is handy for a video chat with your friends or a meeting with business associates scattered all over the world. In addition, if your video equipment doesn\'t work with IM, Willing Webcam can transfer the video stream using an intermediate driver.
Willing Webcam works with most USB and FireWire (IEEE 1394) video devices, including webcams, camcorders, TV and video capture cards, TV tuners, and IP network cameras. It also supports the pan, tilt, and zoom functions of Logitech QuickCam Orbit cameras.
Here are more ways to use Willing Webcam to make your life more fun, secure, convenient, and comfortable:
Live video streaming
-With Willing Webcam, you can record your daily activities as live streaming video to share with your friends and family in real time on your web site. No matter how far away your friends and family are, they can always go to your web site and see how youre doing. Another great feature of Willing Webcam is the ability to use different video sources. You can share your computer desktop (handy for teachers doing demos for students), and you can also share TV shows and MPEG movies with your friends.
-People who are often away from home or traveling can use Willing Webcam to detect the slightest movement in their home and immediately send a notification if there is an intruder. By checking this video, you can see whats going on in your house or on your property, contact law enforcement, and provide recorded evidence to the police if necessary. You can also monitor housekeepers and other household staff to make sure they are not doing anything untoward like stealing your possessions. To protect the evidence, you can upload the pictures to an FTP site or send e-mails with the attached pictures to your own e-mail address, such as Gmail.
Time lapse feature
-In addition to a motion sensor, Willing Webcam offers a time-lapse feature to record a video at specified time intervals. This works like a DVR (digital video recorder) to create a movie frame by frame (snapping a picture every second, for example), so you can get footage all day long and then fast play the movie later. If youre a professor or researcher, you can add video to your academic web site, such as weather or astronomy web pages. Say youre a botanist working in a greenhouseyou could record your plants growing!
Babysitter or nanny supplement
-Parents can use our webcam software to turn a web camera into an electronic babysitter. Wherever you are, you can always make sure your children are safe by watching the video on your office computer or mobile device. You can also use Willing Webcam to monitor elderly or ill friends and family who may need your help.
-Willing Webcam is compatible with Skype, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and other IM (instant messaging) programs. This can be very useful if you are on distributed international teams and need to have a meeting. Plus, if you have video equipment that doesnt work with these programs, Willing Webcam can transfer the video stream to the IM programs using an intermediate driver. You can create your own streaming videos for web sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and UStream.tv. Add text, date and time stamps, watermarks, and other video effects to enhance the output video stream.
-Say you are on vacation or away on business and need to make a change to your webcam operation. Willing Webcam allows you to remotely manage your webcam no matter where you are at the moment. Just send an e-mail, SMS message, or http command from any corner of the world.
Changelog for this release:
The new video source has been added. Please see the \'Video device > Video Source\' pull-down list and its corresponding \'Source\' button list above the preview window. This video source allows you to capture screenshots of a program window in real time, so you can use the Crop options to select video areas on the program window. Expand the Crop option and drag the mouse above the preview window to make that. Collapse the option to remove the yellow border. The \'Program Window\' video source is especially useful for those network cameras that are not directly supported by the program and for publishing dynamic program output. The source program must not be minimized. Besides if you close the source program and then open it again, restart the video source because Windows assigns a new identifier to the new program window.
- Pentium based IBM PC compatible computer (or higher);
- 64MB RAM
- 20MB free disk space
- A frame grabber and a video source (camera, VCR, etc.)
- A parallel-port or USB camera
- A color monitor with a 65536 colors card (or better)
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