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Can anyone recommend some good software that will :

Switch between video inputs, webcam(s) on USB), Tv card with video inputs
etc.
Motion detection (with definable areas)
FTP upload jpegs etc on motion detection
e-mail jpegs etc on motion detection
record video on detection
stay switched to the source that had motion to record until the motion stops

I've been using Active webcam v5 but it's too buggy and hogs PC resources if
switching between sources enabled.

Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.webcam (More info?)

    On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 09:14:35 +0100, "dylan" <no@nospam.com>
    wrote:

    >Can anyone recommend some good software that will :
    >
    >Switch between video inputs, webcam(s) on USB), Tv card with video inputs
    >etc.

    You can't do physical switching between USB cams. The IONetworks
    Watchport (formally 3COM Homeconnect) USB cam is capable of
    having up to 10 of them connected to one computer. USB cams are
    usually not used for security as they are made to be with in 15'
    of the computer (you can use $$$ extensions). I like the Winnov
    AV PCI capture cards available on Ebay.

    >Motion detection (with definable areas)
    >FTP upload jpegs etc on motion detection
    >e-mail jpegs etc on motion detection
    >record video on detection
    >stay switched to the source that had motion to record until the motion stops
    >
    >I've been using Active webcam v5 but it's too buggy and hogs PC resources if
    >switching between sources enabled.
    >
    >Thanks

    Below is a fairly recent listing of webcam softwares which you
    can look at to see what comes close to what you want and what you
    are willing to pay. Any motion detection based on changes in the
    video pix will use a lot of your cpu. You may want to look at
    some of the security cam setups at the bottom links.

    Active WebCam http://www.pysoft.com
    VisionGS http://www.visiongs.com
    WebcamXP http://www.webcamxp.com
    Supervisioncam http://www.supervisioncam.com
    Webcam32 http://www.webcam32.com
    Active WebCam http://www.pysoft.com
    Conquer Cam http://www.theill.com/conquercam
    Windows Media Encoder http://www.microsoft.com
    iVista http://www.inetcam.com
    ConquerCam http://www.theill.com/conquercam
    Webcamfirst http://www.webcamfirst.com
    SnapCap http://www.snapcap.com
    iSpy http://www.surveyor.com
    ChillCam http://www.chillcam.com
    Coffeecup Webcam http://www.coffeecup.com/webcam
    Gotcha! http://www.gotchanow.com
    Netsnap http://www.netsnap.com
    Truetech http://www.truetech.com
    Webcamnow http://webcamnow.com
    Paperjet http://webcam.paperjet.com
    Stripcam http://www.stripcam.org
    Home Watcher http://www.homewatcher.com
    Visec http://www.visec.net
    Teveo http://www.softlookup.com/download/down23229.html
    Kabcam http://www.kabsoftware.com
    WebVision
    http://dbs.mywebstand.com/VisionTech/product/files/WebVISION.pdf
    Conquer Cam http://www.theill.com/conquercam/
    webcam2000 http://www.webcam2000.info/


    Supercircuits http://www.supercircuits.com/
    Matco http://www.matco.com/
    Polarisusa http://www.polarisusa.com/
    http://kitsparts.com/dvr/detail_dvrcard.htm
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.webcam (More info?)

    >
    > Below is a fairly recent listing of webcam softwares which you
    > can look at to see what comes close to what you want and what you
    > are willing to pay. Any motion detection based on changes in the
    > video pix will use a lot of your cpu. You may want to look at
    > some of the security cam setups at the bottom links.
    >
    > Active WebCam http://www.pysoft.com
    > VisionGS http://www.visiongs.com
    > WebcamXP http://www.webcamxp.com
    > Supervisioncam http://www.supervisioncam.com
    > Webcam32 http://www.webcam32.com
    > Active WebCam http://www.pysoft.com
    > Conquer Cam http://www.theill.com/conquercam
    > Windows Media Encoder http://www.microsoft.com
    > iVista http://www.inetcam.com
    > ConquerCam http://www.theill.com/conquercam
    > Webcamfirst http://www.webcamfirst.com
    > SnapCap http://www.snapcap.com
    > iSpy http://www.surveyor.com
    > ChillCam http://www.chillcam.com
    > Coffeecup Webcam http://www.coffeecup.com/webcam
    > Gotcha! http://www.gotchanow.com
    > Netsnap http://www.netsnap.com
    > Truetech http://www.truetech.com
    > Webcamnow http://webcamnow.com
    > Paperjet http://webcam.paperjet.com
    > Stripcam http://www.stripcam.org
    > Home Watcher http://www.homewatcher.com
    > Visec http://www.visec.net
    > Teveo http://www.softlookup.com/download/down23229.html
    > Kabcam http://www.kabsoftware.com
    > WebVision
    > http://dbs.mywebstand.com/VisionTech/product/files/WebVISION.pdf
    > Conquer Cam http://www.theill.com/conquercam/
    > webcam2000 http://www.webcam2000.info/
    >
    >
    > Supercircuits http://www.supercircuits.com/
    > Matco http://www.matco.com/
    > Polarisusa http://www.polarisusa.com/
    > http://kitsparts.com/dvr/detail_dvrcard.htm

    Wow !, thanks for all the links, it will take me a while to check this lot
    out. Much appreciated.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.webcam (More info?)

    This can be a nice list!
    Add and change the comments if you want!

    Please!

    > Active WebCam http://www.pysoft.com (not for chat)
    > VisionGS http://www.visiongs.com
    > WebcamXP http://www.webcamxp.com
    > Supervisioncam http://www.supervisioncam.com (video surveillance)
    > Webcam32 http://www.webcam32.com (multi purpose)

    > Conquer Cam http://www.theill.com/conquercam (tool)
    > Windows Media Encoder http://www.microsoft.com (???????????)
    > iVista http://www.inetcam.com (??????????)
    > ConquerCam http://www.theill.com/conquercam
    > Webcamfirst http://www.webcamfirst.com
    > SnapCap http://www.snapcap.com
    > iSpy http://www.surveyor.com
    > ChillCam http://www.chillcam.com
    > Coffeecup Webcam http://www.coffeecup.com/webcam
    > Gotcha! http://www.gotchanow.com
    > Netsnap http://www.netsnap.com
    > Truetech http://www.truetech.com
    > Webcamnow http://webcamnow.com
    > Paperjet http://webcam.paperjet.com
    > Stripcam http://www.stripcam.org ( only for MAC / OS)
    > Home Watcher http://www.homewatcher.com
    > Visec http://www.visec.net
    > Teveo http://www.softlookup.com/download/down23229.html
    > Kabcam http://www.kabsoftware.com
    > WebVision
    > http://dbs.mywebstand.com/VisionTech/product/files/WebVISION.pdf
    > Conquer Cam http://www.theill.com/conquercam/
    > webcam2000 http://www.webcam2000.info/
    >
    >
    > Supercircuits http://www.supercircuits.com/
    > Matco http://www.matco.com/
    > Polarisusa http://www.polarisusa.com/
    > http://kitsparts.com/dvr/detail_dvrcard.htm


    BQM http://www.videobqm.com/download.asp ( chat community, 1 month free)
    ISPQ http://www.ispq.com/ ( chat community, 1 month free)
    DWYCO http://www.dwyco.com/dwyco2.html (free, a lot of men there)

    CU :)
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.webcam (More info?)

    > This can be a nice list!
    > Add and change the comments if you want!
    >
    > Please!
    >
    > > Active WebCam http://www.pysoft.com (not for chat)
    > > VisionGS http://www.visiongs.com
    > > WebcamXP http://www.webcamxp.com
    > > Supervisioncam http://www.supervisioncam.com (video surveillance)
    > > Webcam32 http://www.webcam32.com (multi purpose)
    >
    > > Conquer Cam http://www.theill.com/conquercam (tool)
    > > Windows Media Encoder http://www.microsoft.com (???????????)
    > > iVista http://www.inetcam.com (??????????)
    > > ConquerCam http://www.theill.com/conquercam
    > > Webcamfirst http://www.webcamfirst.com
    > > SnapCap http://www.snapcap.com
    > > iSpy http://www.surveyor.com
    > > ChillCam http://www.chillcam.com
    > > Coffeecup Webcam http://www.coffeecup.com/webcam
    > > Gotcha! http://www.gotchanow.com
    > > Netsnap http://www.netsnap.com
    > > Truetech http://www.truetech.com
    > > Webcamnow http://webcamnow.com
    > > Paperjet http://webcam.paperjet.com
    > > Stripcam http://www.stripcam.org ( only for MAC / OS)
    > > Home Watcher http://www.homewatcher.com
    > > Visec http://www.visec.net
    > > Teveo http://www.softlookup.com/download/down23229.html
    > > Kabcam http://www.kabsoftware.com
    > > WebVision
    > > http://dbs.mywebstand.com/VisionTech/product/files/WebVISION.pdf
    > > Conquer Cam http://www.theill.com/conquercam/
    > > webcam2000 http://www.webcam2000.info/
    > >
    > >
    > > Supercircuits http://www.supercircuits.com/
    > > Matco http://www.matco.com/
    > > Polarisusa http://www.polarisusa.com/
    > > http://kitsparts.com/dvr/detail_dvrcard.htm
    >
    >
    > BQM http://www.videobqm.com/download.asp ( chat community, 1 month free)

    it seems that in bqm are only 20% ( with 5 profiles) women and they are
    interested in your votes only, to become a VIP member


    > ISPQ http://www.ispq.com/ ( chat community, 1 month free)
    > DWYCO http://www.dwyco.com/dwyco2.html (free, a lot of men there)
    >
    > CU :)
    >
    >

    cu? maybe? :)
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.webcam (More info?)

    In news:y7a2e.5783$Mw3.761@amstwist00,
    Dorus <Dorus_24@hotmail.com> the stupid moronic freak from an alien planet
    where his/her mother was a universal whore, wrote:
    >> This can be a nice list!
    >> Add and change the comments if you want!
    >>
    >> Please!


    you could try http://www.uk-software.com/

    they have a good software for webcamers

    and it allows switching of usb or any webcam attatched to your system

    regards slayer


    >>
    >>> Active WebCam http://www.pysoft.com (not for chat)
    >>> VisionGS http://www.visiongs.com
    >>> WebcamXP http://www.webcamxp.com
    >>> Supervisioncam http://www.supervisioncam.com (video surveillance)
    >>> Webcam32 http://www.webcam32.com (multi purpose)
    >>
    >>> Conquer Cam http://www.theill.com/conquercam (tool)
    >>> Windows Media Encoder http://www.microsoft.com (???????????)
    >>> iVista http://www.inetcam.com (??????????)
    >>> ConquerCam http://www.theill.com/conquercam
    >>> Webcamfirst http://www.webcamfirst.com
    >>> SnapCap http://www.snapcap.com
    >>> iSpy http://www.surveyor.com
    >>> ChillCam http://www.chillcam.com
    >>> Coffeecup Webcam http://www.coffeecup.com/webcam
    >>> Gotcha! http://www.gotchanow.com
    >>> Netsnap http://www.netsnap.com
    >>> Truetech http://www.truetech.com
    >>> Webcamnow http://webcamnow.com
    >>> Paperjet http://webcam.paperjet.com
    >>> Stripcam http://www.stripcam.org ( only for MAC / OS)
    >>> Home Watcher http://www.homewatcher.com
    >>> Visec http://www.visec.net
    >>> Teveo http://www.softlookup.com/download/down23229.html
    >>> Kabcam http://www.kabsoftware.com
    >>> WebVision
    >>> http://dbs.mywebstand.com/VisionTech/product/files/WebVISION.pdf
    >>> Conquer Cam http://www.theill.com/conquercam/
    >>> webcam2000 http://www.webcam2000.info/
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Supercircuits http://www.supercircuits.com/
    >>> Matco http://www.matco.com/
    >>> Polarisusa http://www.polarisusa.com/
    >>> http://kitsparts.com/dvr/detail_dvrcard.htm
    >>
    >>
    >> BQM http://www.videobqm.com/download.asp ( chat community, 1 month
    >> free)
    >
    > it seems that in bqm are only 20% ( with 5 profiles) women and they
    > are interested in your votes only, to become a VIP member
    >
    >
    >> ISPQ http://www.ispq.com/ ( chat community, 1 month free)
    >> DWYCO http://www.dwyco.com/dwyco2.html (free, a lot of men there)
    >>
    >> CU :)
    >>
    >>
    >
    > cu? maybe? :)
  6. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.webcam (More info?)

    No mention of Trackercam, I use this and it has LOTS of features, it's meant
    to be used with trackerpods or powerpods but the software works if you have
    neither of these and is free.

    regards,

    Dion L Heap
    www.thetophouse.com
  7. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.webcam (More info?)

    There is a software called WatcherForYou from:
    http://www.comctech.com

    It can meet all your needs.

    Kalin

    dylan wrote:
    > Can anyone recommend some good software that will :
    >
    > Switch between video inputs, webcam(s) on USB), Tv card with video
    inputs
    > etc.
    > Motion detection (with definable areas)
    > FTP upload jpegs etc on motion detection
    > e-mail jpegs etc on motion detection
    > record video on detection
    > stay switched to the source that had motion to record until the
    motion stops
    >
    > I've been using Active webcam v5 but it's too buggy and hogs PC
    resources if
    > switching between sources enabled.
    >
    > Thanks
  8. I recommend
    Surveillance Systems,
  9. icatcher software is very good,

    you can download a free version at http://www.icode.co.uk/icatcher/registration/registration.htm

    I'm not sure about the analytics, but I have done some work with them...

    I would prefer to go into the new IP cameras with inbuilt memory and IP CCTV NVR, these babys are the new hot thing.. Quite expensive, but you get everything you'll ever neeed and more,

    It's up to your wallet really

    Regards

    J
  10. Quote:
    Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.webcam (More info?)

    On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 09:14:35 +0100, "dylan" <no@nospam.com>
    wrote:

    >Can anyone recommend some good software that will :
    >
    >Switch between video inputs, webcam(s) on USB), Tv card with video inputs
    >etc.

    You can't do physical switching between USB cams. The IONetworks
    Watchport (formally 3COM Homeconnect) USB cam is capable of
    having up to 10 of them connected to one computer. USB cams are
    usually not used for security as they are made to be with in 15'
    of the computer (you can use $$$ extensions). I like the Winnov
    AV PCI capture cards available on Ebay.

    >Motion detection (with definable areas)
    >FTP upload jpegs etc on motion detection
    >e-mail jpegs etc on motion detection
    >record video on detection
    >stay switched to the source that had motion to record until the motion stops
    >
    >I've been using Active webcam v5 but it's too buggy and hogs PC resources if
    >switching between sources enabled.
    >
    >Thanks

    Below is a fairly recent listing of webcam softwares which you
    can look at to see what comes close to what you want and what you
    are willing to pay. Any motion detection based on changes in the
    video pix will use a lot of your cpu. You may want to look at
    some of the security cam setups at the bottom links.

    Active WebCam http://www.pysoft.com
    VisionGS http://www.visiongs.com
    WebcamXP http://www.webcamxp.com
    Supervisioncam http://www.supervisioncam.com
    Webcam32 http://www.webcam32.com
    Active WebCam http://www.pysoft.com
    Conquer Cam http://www.theill.com/conquercam
    Windows Media Encoder http://www.microsoft.com
    iVista http://www.inetcam.com
    ConquerCam http://www.theill.com/conquercam
    Webcamfirst http://www.webcamfirst.com
    SnapCap http://www.snapcap.com
    iSpy http://www.surveyor.com
    ChillCam http://www.chillcam.com
    Coffeecup Webcam http://www.coffeecup.com/webcam
    Gotcha! http://www.gotchanow.com
    Netsnap http://www.netsnap.com
    Truetech http://www.truetech.com
    Webcamnow http://webcamnow.com
    Paperjet http://webcam.paperjet.com
    Stripcam http://www.stripcam.org
    Home Watcher http://www.homewatcher.com
    Visec http://www.visec.net
    Teveo http://www.softlookup.com/download/down23229.html
    Kabcam http://www.kabsoftware.com
    WebVision
    http://dbs.mywebstand.com/VisionTech/product/files/WebVISION.pdf
    Conquer Cam http://www.theill.com/conquercam/
    webcam2000 http://www.webcam2000.info/


    Supercircuits http://www.supercircuits.com/
    Matco http://www.matco.com/
    Polarisusa http://www.polarisusa.com/
    http://kitsparts.com/dvr/detail_dvrcard.htm

    although this is quite an old thread, I think it's still useful... especially if somebody can help me to figure out which ones of above listed SW are completely free of charge, which ones have motion detections, and which ones support email notifications.

    I'm trying to do such a list, these are the programs I'd found:
    http://jumpjack.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/programmi-freeware-per-motion-detection-con-webcam/

    It's in italian, but if you help me with the project I'll translate it too english! :D
  11. Hi, if you need free webcam software see http://www.cameratunersoft.com.
  12. People are always asking me what the easiest thing they can do to make their workers more productive. I always smile, because the answer is always the same, and always so simple.


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  13. Webcam software with motion capture: http://www.webcamsurveyor.com/
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