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Web Cam Ideas ?
« on: May 13, 2020, 07:12:43 PM »
When my niece moved to the U.K., I gave her my Logitech Pro 9000 web cam, so she and my cousin would stay in touch.
She uses it often, and I have have no regret, except...

I gave it up because I rarely used it, having a family full of technophobic ludites.

Now, COVID-19 ...  and everyone wants to video call, video party, telemedicine, telegymn, ...all that.

Of course, no $$$ can source one!

My phone doesn't cut it and rolls to the side, and I'm looking at upgrades. (Pixel 3)

But I'd like a permanent monitor-mounted cam again.

Anyone have one to sell?

Any ideas on a creative solution?
I remember that the Professor on Gilligan's Island was able to turn a table radio into a transmitter...
Anything like that for camera?

Can I turn the baby monitor, DSLR, or a security guard's lapel cam into a Web Cam?


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« Last Edit: May 13, 2020, 07:44:02 PM by 108Ω »
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Re: Web Cam Ideas ?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2020, 06:22:01 AM »
Found a chain of wires and adapters that has live view working as web can from an old digicam

So now I expect back orders and stock notices to flood inbox...
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Re: Web Cam Ideas ?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 03:54:35 PM »
As you found all the Logitech ones are either sold out or are being price gouged!  I ended up ordering one of these to try out.  Still hasn't arrived yet so we'll see.  Cheap and reviews are ok...

https://www.newegg.com/anivia-w8/p/1EF-00J5-00001
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Re: Web Cam Ideas ?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2020, 08:40:11 PM »
Lucky!
Sold out already, ...same with Creative and Microsoft products
I'm adverse to products that I don't have a review or recommendation from someone who's opinion I trust.





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Re: Web Cam Ideas ?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2020, 10:10:51 AM »
Back in stock and they have a few others.  It did take 13 days from the time of order.  Testing it with camera app in Windows 10 and it seems fine.
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