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External Camera Answered

I was thinking of buying an external Camera for a laptop even though it already has an built in cam. I would like to use the external so that I can point it toward a table surface and use it for animation purposes.  I was wondering, would  the external interfere with the other?
Thank you for your answers.
-T.T :)

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Treasure Tabby

5 years ago

Awesome thanks a bunch. Both of you. :) Always a help and always appreciated. :)

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caitlinsdad

5 years ago

It usually won't interfere as the new webcam should show up as just another usb device. You would just have to double check the settings on your sound drivers, microphone input, skype, etc so it points to the right device to use.

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escapefromyonkerscaitlinsdad

Reply 5 years ago

same answer as above, you just look for the cameras or usb devices section in your control panel/devices amd printers.,. When you plug in the camera to the usb port , you should see the 3 prong usb fork icon saying it has detected yayada, ands if all goes well it will say the usb device has been successfully installed,but only for a second ot two. it may make connected sound too.. So give it a couple minutes and go into control panel/devices and printers/ and the webcam or device should be in there. Right click on the mouse when you have it highlighted and set it as default device. At least that is the way i do it. Some laptops can be tricky,but usually it is simple. You can go to the website of the webcam maker and follow directions there. Logitech has its own software tou download for free if you want to use all the cameras functions, There is also open source software for doing all kinds of stuff with the webcam, such as home security motion detection that will txt your phone or email you if it sees movement, etc. ,