help with a Webcam - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-12-2006, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 50
Send a message via AIM to itechx
Default help with a Webcam

I just brought a twenty dollar webcam from radio shack> When I turned the webcam on the picture was blurry>The model webcam I have is VGA PC Camera . http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=family
__________________

__________________
IAE
itechx is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Alvin.C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,580
Default

Hello,

Most PC webcams allow you to adjust the focus of the image manually.

If the ring on the front turns, see if the ring on the front changes the focus of the image when you turn it.
__________________

__________________
Alvin.C
linkedin.com/in/alvinwkchan

|Gaming PC| |Dell Latitude E7250| |Macbook Air 13" (Mid 2013)|
|Windows 10 Pro (x64)| |Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.3 GHz| |MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X| |Noctua NH-D15S CPU Cooler| |Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-GAMING 5 mATX Motherboard| |Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD| |Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4-SDRAM| |OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular PSU| |NZXT Vulcan Micro ATX Case|
Alvin.C is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 285
Default

Have you installed all the drivers for the webcam?
Giles is offline  
Old 08-12-2006, 09:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 50
Send a message via AIM to itechx
Default

Yes I have the drivers???But when I turn The ring it still burryyyy
__________________
IAE
itechx is offline  
Old 08-18-2006, 02:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 164
Default

what video card do you use?
the wcamera w/utilite software ?
Rogerio is offline  
Old 08-20-2006, 02:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Spork 2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 219
Default

I don't think that drivers would matter in this case since you're obviously getting some kind of signal, albeit a blurry one. I know that my lens can be turned about 5 times, so use whatever program came with the camera that shows your camera feed, turn it on and keep playing around with the lens till you get a sharp image. Also, most cameras that are under $20 don't give you a crystal clear image, so the picture might just be a little fuzzy. Make sure the room is well lit too, that can help the image quality.

P.S. Try taking a screenshot of the camera display focusing on something about a foot away from the camera itself and that might help other posters that have web cams tell if the distortion is what the picture is supposed to look like.
Spork 2.0 is offline  
Old 08-21-2006, 09:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 50
Send a message via AIM to itechx
Default My video cafd

imy video card is 8 mb does it mater??
__________________
IAE
itechx is offline  
Old 08-21-2006, 10:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 218
Default

That shouldn't make a difference. Just make sure you have tried every option for adjusting the focus
Shando is offline  
Old 08-21-2006, 11:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 50
Send a message via AIM to itechx
Default

should just get a new one???????????????/
__________________
IAE
itechx is offline  
Old 08-21-2006, 12:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 218
Default

If you've tried that and it doesn't work, Try it on another computer, e.g a friend's computer or if you have another one at home
__________________

Shando is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.