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What Are The Advantages Of A Webcam?


Posted Date: 11-Feb-2012  Last Updated:   Category: Computer & Technology    
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Just how much would you feel delighted and rest assured when computer makes a password of your face and side by side keeps guard over your home by alerting you after the thieves break into your home? Not only this, you can enjoy the fun of 3D gaming also from your webcam. This item will acquaint you with how much unique is the webcam.



Let's begin with gaming and fun.

Gaming and fun with webcam


Besides video chatting and others things, you can take the joy of 3D gaming also from your webcam. For this, you will have to download adobe flash player in your PC. There are several such online games available on internet in which you can use webcam to the extents that you can play the games of 3D effects. You can enjoy the popular games of the likes of 3D target shooting, night of the ninja, bunny zap, and dress up yourself etc.
Website- www.newgrounds.com

Time lapse video


'Time lapse' is a photographic technique where multiple photographs are taken in motion. These photographs give off the feel of motion. But you don't need to have the knowledge of its technique. The webcam and the software of your PC will do the trick. It would be better if there is an external webcam in your PC in place of the in built for the time lapse video clips because you can put them anywhere for better frame and coverage.
Website- http://sourceforge.net/projects/tilaphos

Bar code reader


It's extremely easier to read Barcode or QR Codes with the help of Apps in Smartphone. But you can apply now this trick upon the webcam of your PC. All you need is to put your webcam in front of the Barcode or the QR Code. And the software would read the content within the matter of seconds.
Website- www.bcwebcam.de

Make font in handwriting


Now the users can make fonts into their own handwriting. To give a personal touch, the users can use this in their emails or documents too. It requires no extra labour. Go to the website to download the template and fill in the templates into your writing. After this, upload the fonts at the site after scanning from the webcam and save it in the TTF Format.
Website- www.myscriptfont.com

Photobooth


Cameroid is one fun application for the PC users which is a web based photo application where the users can directly log in to snap photos with different effects. There is no need downloading software on PC. There are several filters and frames here also along with photo effects and uploading could be directly done on filters too.
Website- www.cameroid.com, www.seenly.com, www.webcammax.com, www.shinningmorning.com

Home security system


There is no need taking tension now on the account of the security of your home against burglars while you are away from home. You can watch these all on a PC sitting far away from your home. There are no requirements of much fuss to monitor your home or office. Your webcam will keep watch over all the activities obtaining in your home or office. You can keep a watch over its live feed from a distance. There are many such software that would convert your webcam into a remote security system. There is the speciality in this software when some moving object would be sighted by these (software), they would immediately alert you too and the recording would start up at once.
Website- www.yawcam.com, www.keylemon.com, luxand.com/blink , bananascreen.en.softonic.com

Optical character recognition


When you have to scan notes, record business card but you do not have the scanner, there is no need to be vexed. If there is the webcam attached with the PC, books, notes or business have to be placed in front of the webcam which will convert the present notes into a real time texts. The users can use the webcam like OCR i.e. optical character recognition and can convert the image into text with the help of document imaging, Google Docs, Abbyy finereader and Evernet.
Website- www.abbyy.com, www.evernet.com.


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