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    Default how to capture pictures/video with thinkpad built in webcam

    what program can i use to capture pictures and videos with the built in webcam on my thinkpad x200?

    also is there a way to use the microphone to record sound?

    the only way i've used the webcam so far is with skype and video/sound is fine
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    Default Re: how to capture pictures/video with thinkpad built in webcam

    As I don't own a thinkpad, I can't help you for the webcam.

    However, for the sound recording, I'm pretty sure you can use Audacity.
    It's free, and nice to use.

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    Default Re: how to capture pictures/video with thinkpad built in webcam

    Audacity won't work on my thinkpad because lenovo cut my stereo mix off.
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    Default Re: how to capture pictures/video with thinkpad built in webcam

    To get around the crippled Stereo Mix, you can use a WDM driver called "Virtual Audio Cable" (cf this thread: forum. thinkpads. com / viewtopic.php?t=54671 - sorry for the strange formatting, I am not allowed to post URLs yet).

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    Default Re: how to capture pictures/video with thinkpad built in webcam

    so nobody knows how to capture photos and video with the thinkpad webcam?
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    Default Re: how to capture pictures/video with thinkpad built in webcam

    anyone know the resolution of the t400 camera? is it 1.3 megapixel?

    reason i ask is 1. either the programs i use have poor calibrations settings. or 2. the camera just sucks.

    when compared to those apple cameras, this thing has poor image quality when using skype.
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    Default Re: how to capture pictures/video with thinkpad built in webcam

    Quote Originally Posted by martin255 View Post
    To get around the crippled Stereo Mix, you can use a WDM driver called "Virtual Audio Cable" (cf this thread: forum. thinkpads. com / viewtopic.php?t=54671 - sorry for the strange formatting, I am not allowed to post URLs yet).
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    Default Re: how to capture pictures/video with thinkpad built in webcam

    i'm pretty sure its a 1.3mp camera. i dont expect much quality out of it.

    and what programs do u thinkpad owners use the webcam for besides skype?
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    Default Re: how to capture pictures/video with thinkpad built in webcam

    Quote Originally Posted by MaX PL View Post
    anyone know the resolution of the t400 camera? is it 1.3 megapixel?

    reason i ask is 1. either the programs i use have poor calibrations settings. or 2. the camera just sucks.

    when compared to those apple cameras, this thing has poor image quality when using skype.
    I hope you've removed the protective film on top of the camera lens.

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    Default Re: how to capture pictures/video with thinkpad built in webcam

    This software is good for capturing video from your webcam:
    nchsoftware.com/capture/index.html

 

 
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