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Controlling multiple web cams

  1. Jan 2, 2008 #1
    I am wanting to see if there is a software program available that will allow me to control two USB-based web cams at the same time from a single computer.
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2008 #2
    Does no one have any familiarity with this kind of thing?
     
  4. Jan 13, 2008 #3

    robphy

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    Control in what way?
    You want to view them simultaneously?
     
  5. Jan 13, 2008 #4
    I am wanting to take still images from the cameras that are saved in one specific folder.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2008 #5

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    In XP, I use http://videocapture.sourceforge.net/
    With scripting, I can execute a capture (with my choice of filename)... then do what I want with the images (using ImageMagick). Alternatively, you can try a TWAIN approach http://twainmodule.sourceforge.net/ .

    For each, you'll probably need to read the documentation on how to access the numerous webcams.

    A google search will for multiple webcams will probably turn up surveillance software.... like the shareware http://www.supervisioncam.com/ . You'll have to dig a little deeper to find freeware... or else write your own with (say) tools like the above.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2008 #6
    What, exactly, are you doing with two webcams?;) These aren't being broadcast over the net. Sorry, couldn't help myself.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2008 #7

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    One project I was playing with was using two webcams to produce red-green stereoimages in near real-time.... to get a crude 3D webcam. A related use is to try to determine locations from two webcam images....for experimenting with machine vision.

    I'm not sure if either is what the OP is doing with two webcams.
     
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