How to use the camera phone as a web camera?
The webcam is known to be in our daysa common thing. It is often used when communicating in some social networks to make video calls, it finds application also as a camera. A webcam is inexpensive these days, and you can buy it at any computer hardware store, but few people know that even this can be saved if you have a smartphone.
As far as you know, in almost everythe phone has its own camera, and in models it's more expensive it shoots video of good quality. Want to use your Samsung touch phone as a webcam? You are welcome! To do this, you just need to install some utilities on your smartphone and computer. After these actions, the webcam through the phone will work perfectly.
If your smartphone has suffered serious damage,for example, the screen crashed, the speakers do not work, but the camera works and the USB slot is in order, then the device can still be used. Before using the camera phone as a webcam, you need to do the following:
- Connect your smartphone to your computer via USB or Bluetooth.
- Upload the necessary software to the computer.
- Install the utilities on the device you want to use as a webcam.
Typically, the software is one, buthas two distributions: one for the PC, another for the phone. It should be noted that when installing the webcam, there are some features for devices with different operating systems.
Let's figure out how to use the camera phone aswebcam, if your device is Android OS. There are several applications for this operating system. For example, USB Webcam for Android. This application has two versions: under Linux and Windows. This program works with services such as Facebook, VKontakte, and also allows you to work with Skype, Yahoo Messenger, VirtualDub, etc.
A widely spread utility was also the utilityDroidCam. It can work not only on USB, but also when using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Unlike the previous program, it is more efficient, allows you to use the front camera of the device, and also has a built-in auto brightness controller.
Before using the phone camera asa webcam, while having an iPhone with iOS installed on it, will need to spend a little on the PocketCam application, which is worth it to give money for it. It should be noted that this application has versions for Android and Windows Phone. You can always find detailed instructions from the developer for using this application.
If you have an old Nokia smartphone, thenSymbian also has several utilities. One of them is SmartCam. Before using the camera phone as a webcam, you will need to install this application on your computer and connect your phone via Bluetooth. Then you need to transfer the files with the program to the phone, and then run the utility on the computer. The procedure, as you can see, is simple.
Another program that works also withWindows Mobile, is the Mobiola Web Camera. This utility is distributed for a fee, but the quality of the transfer given using this application is much better, and it can work not only via Wi-Fi, but also via USB.
Thus, using your smartphone as a web camera, you give the old device a second life.