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how to capture pictures/video with thinkpad built in webcam

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by louisssss, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. louisssss

    louisssss Notebook Consultant

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    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
     
  2. Injek

    Injek Notebook Consultant

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    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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    zerosource Notebook Deity

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    Audacity won't work on my thinkpad because lenovo cut my stereo mix off.
     
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    martin255 Notebook Enthusiast

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    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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    louisssss Notebook Consultant

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    so nobody knows how to capture photos and video with the thinkpad webcam?
     
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    MaX PL Notebook Deity

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    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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    Thanks.

    Lenovo... makes life harder. :mad:
     
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    louisssss Notebook Consultant

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    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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    I hope you've removed the protective film on top of the camera lens.
     
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    privatesam Newbie

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

    jonlumpkin NBR Transmogrifier

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    Virtual Dub can capture from any device recognized by Windows. This includes the webcam, it worked fine on my x200 Tablet. Just go to File, Capture avi, Device (select webcam), pick your desired resolution (I believe 1280x1024 is native), a desired video codec (I prefer xVid), and audio codec (MP3 or similar). This program works well, is easy to use, allows editing of your captured video, and is free.
     
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    i thought audacity is for audio only?
     
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    louisssss Notebook Consultant

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