Web Cams

Anchor Link Active WebCam
License: Shareware – $29.00 Last Reviewed: 2009-02-16
Version: 11.4 – Released: 2009-02-16 Windows: 9x, Me, 2000, XP, Vista
File Size: 11 MB
“Active WebCam broadcasts webcam images from your computer or through any FTP server. It can serve video at up to 20 frames per second, allowing visitors to view a live video stream. In addition, it can be used as a surveillance system. When the program detects motion in the monitored area, it can sound an alarm, e-mail you the captured images, start broadcasting or record a video. Additional features include text captions, date/time stamps, video recording, built-in scheduler and more. Active WebCam features an easy to use step-by-step wizard that will get your live web cam stream up and running in minutes. The program can use Video for Windows or DirectShow and supports multiple cameras.”
Anchor Link CamUniversal
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-01
Version: 4.2 – Released: 2011-10-30 Windows: All
File Size: 1.89 MB Requires: .NET Framework
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“CamUniversal is the ultimate solution for all of your video demands. It supports WebCams, NetCams (IP-Cams) and all video devices which are working with an actual driver for Windows. Additional it includes a Network Server Client functionality to send the video from all cameras from one server PC to all connected client PCs (RemoteCam). The number of cameras is not restricted!”
Anchor Link CamZoomer
License: Shareware – $34.95 Last Reviewed: 2010-08-22
Version: 3.0 – Released: 2008-02-15 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 673 KB
“CamZoomer allows you to turn your ordinary web cam device into a virtual pan and zoom camera with 8x digital zoom. Of course the software is not able to physically turn or move your web cam, however it takes advantage of the fact that most USB web cams support rather large resolution (640×480), which is usually not used to it`s full extend for Internet broadcasting. CamZoomer sits between your web cam and software and automatically captures the images at the highest resolution supported by the camera, and uses the extra capture area to emulate panning and tilting of the camera. In addition, CamZoomer can be used as a splitter, allowing you to connect multiple applications to the same device.”
Anchor Link iSpyupdate
License: Freeware – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2013-05-15
Version: – Released: 2013-05-14 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 14.1 MB Requires: .NET Framework 4
“iSpy uses your cameras, webcams, IP cams and microphones to detect and record movement or sound. Captured media is compressed to flash video or mp4 and streamed securely over the web and local network. iSpy can run on multiple computers simultaneously and has full Email, SMS and MMS alerting functions and remote viewing.
“iSpy is probably the world’s most feature-rich surveillance software. Some key features are: Unlimited Cameras and Microphones (including IP and USB cameras), Motion Detection (3 types), Motion Processing (4 types), Record on Detection, Record on Schedule, Record with Audio, Remote Access, Network Audio Broadcasting (via iSpy Server), Password Protection, Desktop Recording, Automated YouTube Uploading, SMS and MMS and Email alerts…”
Anchor Link Network Camera
License: Street prices Last Reviewed: 2010-08-22
“The AXIS M1011 Network Camera is perfectly suited for securing small businesses, boutiques, restaurants, hotels or residences. It offers superior video quality in its class at 30 frames per second in VGA resolution.
“AXIS M1011 provides multiple, individually configurable video streams in H.264 as well as Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 Part 2. Full frame rate and resolution is provided in either compression. The H.264 compression enables optimization for bandwidth and storage efficiency by significantly reducing the bit rate.”
Anchor Link Put Your Webcam Online
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2010-08-22
“People used to ask me all the time… ‘Dan, how do I set up a webcam like yours?’ No more questions, friends – this is how you set up a webcam. Follow these instructions to the letter, and you will find yourself attracting voyeurs, stalkers and freaks in no time.”
Anchor Link SplitCam
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-08-22
Version: ??? – Released: ??? Windows: All
File Size: 6 MB Requires: DirectX 9 or later
“SplitCam virtual video capture driver allows for connecting several applications to a single video capture source. For example, if you have a web-camera connected to your computer you cannot use it in more than one application at the same time—there’s no standard Windows options that would make it possible. SplitCam does just what its name says: it splits the video stream coming from the video source and provides it to other client applications. With SplitCam you can connect up to 64 clients to a single video source.”
Anchor Link SupervisionCam
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-01
Version: – Released: 2011-05-31 Windows: All
File Size: 1.01 MB Requires: IE 5.0 or higher
“SupervisionCam is a shareware application that turns your PC into a video surveillance system. What does the program do? SupervisionCam captures and compares images from video cameras, (internet) image files or the computer screen at intervals you define. It starts optional activities when a movement is detected. These activities can be:
¤ Save the images as BMP, JPG or PNG to your hard disk
¤ Play a sound
¤ Send a message to any computer in the network
¤ Send a mail (MAPI or SMTP) with the images that causes the alarm as an attachment
¤ Start a program
¤ Minimize the active Window (for our game players)
¤ Create a protocol as a HTML or XML document
¤ Upload this protocol including the images to a server with optional dial in support
¤ and much more . . .”
Anchor Link Webcam Diagnostics
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-10-27
Version: – Released: 2012-10-27 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 3.06 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Webcam Diagnostics is a simple assistant which gathers many system and webcam-related information in a single place. It makes it easy to identify driver installation problems or USB issues: red circles will signal serious issues and yellow triangles will signal minor issues. Right-click a reported issue to access the context menu and click the Fix menu (if available) so that the program attempts to fix the issue or shows you a possible way to fix it.
“Webcam Diagnostics can report USB issues like overcurrent or bandwidth shortage. It can also tell whether your system is correctly configured to handle a webcam (e.g., processor fast enough, recent DirectX runtime, optimal display color depth, etc.)”
Anchor Link Webcam Flix
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-08-28
Version: 3.6 – Released: 2011-03-31 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.3 MB
“Flix uses your digital camera or webcam to create time-lapse movies for some creative effects like letting an entire day pass by within minutes or similar scenarios. The program initially captures a series of still images every X seconds or minutes and then stitches the snapshots into an AVI movie.
“Limitations: Images and videos made with the trial version of Flix will have a watermark imprinted on them.”
Anchor Link WebCam Recorder
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-01
Version: 3.14 – Released: ??? Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 3.8 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“WebCam Recorder can record anything that can be displayed on your screen—webcams in a browser, streaming video players, video instant messaging (IM) and chat software. Recordings are made into standard AVI files. You can record just video or video plus sound (where appropriate).
“Record settings are saved between sessions. Next time you start a recording you are given a list of memorised settings for any currently open windows. You can be recording after a couple of clicks without going through the full setup process.”
Anchor Link Webcam Surveyor
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-21
Version: – Released: 2013-04-18 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 3.1 MB Requires: DirectX 9 or later
“Webcam Surveyor is complete software that combines video surveillance and video capture tools. With this software you can record all video activity, work as a motion detector, program alerts to be trigged by events (send a e-mail or upload images to FTP site when detects a movement). This makes it possible for you to observe remotely whatever activity your camera captures. The built-in file browser allows to easily organizing captured images and video clips. It is supported video and audio codec’s like: MJpeg, DivX, Mpeg-4 and MPEG Layer 3 (MP3), WMAudio Encoder (WMA). You can capture sequence of images with an interval of time of a second to 59 hours.”
Anchor Link WebCamSplitter
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-13
Version: 1.5.214 – Released: 2013-04-13 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 2.9 MB Requires: DirectX 8.1 or higher
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“It’s known that two or more applications cannot use the same stream from the same webcam at the same time. If one application captures a video source, another application cannot reach it because the source is locked. Typical example: you need to give a videoconference with two friends or partners at once. If your videoconference software does not support multiple conferences, you will have to start two instances of the same software. Unfortunately, in this case you may get into trouble because one application will translate video, and the other one will not. What is the solution? It’s simple—just use WebCamSplitter.
“Using WebCamSplitter, you can share a video stream from your single webcam between ANY number of applications. You can plan multiple videoconferences. You can upload images from your cam and have a chat at the same time. You can broadcast your video to the world and do many other things.”
Anchor Link webcamXP 5
License: Free for private use Last Reviewed: 2012-03-29
Version: – Released: 2012-03-29 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 6.5 MB Requires: DirectX 9 or later
“webcamXP is one of the most popular webcam software for private and professional use. it offers unique features and unequaled ease of use to let you broadcast / manage your video sources or secure your company with up to 5 video sources per computer. The software supports all video for windows / WDM sources and most file-based or ip based sources. A free single source version is available for private use !
¤ webcamXP Private: This is the basic product for home-users. it allows you to stream via http or upload via ftp up to 10 video sources at a time. It also lets you add cutting-edge effects, insert overlays over your video streams, and manage your own galleries, lets you password protect your cams and manage your users through custom logins / passwords.
¤ webcamXP PRO: This is the most advanced version of the software. It has all the features of the Private versions plus motion detector, alerts manager, possibility to log all traffic to files, remote administration and external server notification when going offline / online.”
Anchor Link Willing Webcam
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-01-02
Version: 5.52 – Revised: 2013-01-01 Windows: All, incl 8
File Size: 6.2 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Willing Webcam is a simple, yet fully-featured software tool designed to help you capture streaming video and snapshots and publish them on your website. To make your video production shine, you can enhance it with comments, date and time stamps, watermarks, and various live video effects. You can also create a digital album where images and videos are organized for fast retrieval and viewing.
“The program uses a motion control detection sensor that wakes up your web camera at the slightest motion in the room. The sensor can trigger a variety of actions, including email sending, movie saving, FTP uploading, sound alarm, or a launch of any specified application. In addition to the motion sensor, the program has a time-lapse option. It allows you to record video at specified time intervals.”