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Old 08-14-10, 02:49 PM   #1
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Webcam or portable digicam?

Wanting to be able to record video of activity that takes place in front of the laptop. Built-in webcam lacks video capture. The cheapie camcorder allows for playback on the monitor, but won't record while it's synced to the laptop (and sound quality is atrocious- has an annoying clicking sound like that of a bicycle coasting at lower speeds).

I tried to find some software that will allow me use my existing to webcam, but all I'm coming up with either a) are editing/enhancement (which does me no good) or b) screen captures that snag images off of the interwebz.

Essentially, this is going to part of a high tech "mirror wall". I've got a 14 yr old starting JROTC (USMC-style), a 9 yr old who wants to get into cheer leading, and a 6 yr old who thinks he's the next Chuck Norris. I want them to be able to view a drill or move set on the TV, and monitor/record their interpretations of said moves.

Any ideas?
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Old 08-14-10, 07:38 PM   #2
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Done a bit of research at Best Buy and online. Going with a webcam as they are sooo much cheaper than either camcorder or digital camera w/video capture.
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Is there no software you can tack on to allow your built-in to capture?
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But I hear you on the price, I bought 3 webcams when I only needed one cause they seemed so cheap and I knew people I should give the other 2 to.
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Is there no software you can tack on to allow your built-in to capture?
I've looked for the freebies off of cnet's download site. If there is something that would work mixed in with all of the stuff that won't, I'm not seeing it.
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