The webcam’s cover was covering the lens. I discovered this by accident. When I removed the cover, suddenly I had visuals. Problem: blurry, and I don’t know how to fix that. I’ve tried Face Tracking, ramping up the Sharpness…and I don’t know where to go from here.
So I sound atrocious, make several speech mistakes, but I couldn’t be bothered starting again.
Once they finish converting, the same file will also be on Vimeo and Blip.
So I have two computers – one in the back room, and one where I am now. I usually use the back room one, which is actually a laptop with a PC monitor (because the laptop screen doesn’t work).
Anyway, only audio (for the webcam) is working in the back room. I think the laptop’s too old for the visual, or I don’t know.
As for this computer…the CD drive is sideways. Usually CDs go in fine. But the webcam installation CD is a mini. So it can’t stay up. I tried Blu-Tacking it to the tray, but the CD wouldn’t load. And only one bit of Blu-Tack came out. So there’s a tiny bit of Blu-Tack still somewhere in the PC. Uh-oh…
So I guess my plan is to find a CD burner on the laptop, copy the installation CD onto a normal-sized CD, and then see how it goes on the computer.
Oh, and I hate my voice. But at least you won’t have to see that I never wear make-up, and my hair needs washing now 😉
But if you’re willing to risk hearing my awful voice with a not-so-slight speech impediment, send me a list of things you’d like me to pronounce. I’ll have to read from paper or the screen, because I’m not good talking off the top of my head, even if I have a general idea of what I want to say. I need specifics, y’all!
Oh, and I spotted another typo in what Shae calls my lol!webcam instructions: “Progams”. If only the company had hired me as a proofreader…
Anyway, I don’t feel like trying anymore today. Will perhaps try on Thursday. Stay tuned…
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Just discovered I have Windows Movie Maker on the computer.
Anyway, I had a quick look at eBay (no bidding, I swear), and the webcams seem quite affordable. Don’t know which brand to go for, though. But if I already have the software, and webcams are that cheap, I could be in business…
One step at a time: I need advice on what webcam would be right for me. (And yes, I need one with a mic.)
Webcams on eBay