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Rachel B. Posner 10-15-2008 08:57 PM

webcam
 
The T400 instructions say to use the built-in webcam I do this:
"start->all programs->integrated camera->Lenovo camera" but when I do
"start->all programs->integrated camera->..." my only options are "uninstall" and "uninstall integrated camera." What am I missing?

Jonathan H. Estis 10-15-2008 11:36 PM

I couldn't figure that out either. But I downloaded a third party webcam program, and it worked.

Try searching for Webcammax, or Cyberlink Youcam. They both cost money, but I've been using the free trials and it's not bad at all.

Rachel B. Posner 10-16-2008 02:52 PM

Would this do the job?
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...IGR-70479.html
Thanks. I guess I thought the computer would come to me ready-to-use.

Paul R. Coen 10-16-2008 10:29 PM

Actually, that looks like a device driver. Not sure what Lenovo shipped on their final image vs. the Drew one - I'm not seeing any additional software listed. I thought there was a simple Vista application that would work - I know Windows XP at home can see the webcam we use and access it even without launching additional applications.

I've got a university-owned T400 at work that I've been using to test software deployments and updates under Vista. Other than an updated Novell client and Zenworks agent, it's pretty much a stock configuration at the moment. If I have time tomorrow, I'll take a look at the camera support.

Rachel B. Posner 11-19-2008 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul R. Coen
If I have time tomorrow, I'll take a look at the camera support.

Any news? TIA.

Paul R. Coen 11-19-2008 10:44 PM

Actually, yeah, we did look at it. Forgot to post the results, sorry about that. What Lenovo provides a driver. If you want to use the webcam to grab stills, you can use Photoshop Elements and acquire the image off the webcam device, similar to how you'd pull an image in off a scanner. Premiere Elements can capture video off the camera. If you wanted to do a video chat type thing, you're going to need to install Skype, Oovoo, or one of the other, similar apps.

Krista White 11-20-2008 08:31 AM

Rachel,

You can find documentation on how to use Premiere Elements to capture still pictures with your web cam on the STEL Moodle site by logging into Moodle, then searching for STEL in the search box at the bottom of the page. Choose the course called "Student Technology Education Lab" (not the "ITS" page).

You'll find the documentation posted as a Word document under the heading Camera, CD, and DVD drivers.

These instructions have not been approved for final distribution, but your need seemed great, so I posted the link regardless.

Hope these help - if you need more information about using software or hardware on your computer, please come by the Student Technology Education Lab (STEL) in the basement of BC - room 6.

Rachel B. Posner 11-23-2008 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krista White
You'll find the documentation posted as a Word document under the heading Camera, CD, and DVD drivers.

Found it! Thanks. I'll try this out over T'giving break.


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