How to ue my webcam

  ponytail 09:04 AM 11 Feb 12
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I have installed a web cam with built in Mic and it shows up in my computer as USB VIDEO DEVICE but not sure how to use it and how do I check to see if it is working ok.If I click on USB VIDEO DEVICE I get the message Creation of video preview failed please check the device connection.I am sure there is someway you can test to se if the camera and the mic are working ok but cannot remember how to do it

  ponytail 09:32 AM 11 Feb 12

Have found this site http://www.trust.com/service/guides/webcam/

But when I do it is fine apart from the picture being upside down so not sure if that is normal or if something is wrong.There is only the USB lead and mic lead to connect so what can go wrong.

  ponytail 09:32 AM 11 Feb 12

Have found this site http://www.trust.com/service/guides/webcam/

But when I do it is fine apart from the picture being upside down so not sure if that is normal or if something is wrong.There is only the USB lead and mic lead to connect so what can go wrong.

  natdoor 10:55 AM 11 Feb 12

Rotate your camera through 180 degrees in the verical plane.

  ponytail 11:19 AM 11 Feb 12

Hi natdoor thanks but not quite sure what you mean do you mean turn the lens Itried that but it just blurs the picture and cant see what else to turn

  muddypaws 11:47 AM 11 Feb 12

My Logitech has options to rotate the picture. You may well have them provided it is working.

  onthelimit1 12:00 PM 11 Feb 12

The knob you are turning is the focus. Did the webcam come with any software to install?

  natdoor 12:49 PM 11 Feb 12

I assume that your webcam sits on top of your desktop or a shelf. I meant rotate the whole thing such that the it rests on what was the top, as if turning upside down.

  Woolwell 13:00 PM 11 Feb 12

Which Trust webcam do you have?

  Woolwell 13:03 PM 11 Feb 12

I don't think that the option to invert a Trust webcam is possible. The supplied software should have the ability to invert the picture (turn it the right way up).

  natdoor 14:13 PM 11 Feb 12

Woolwell

I have just been able to get onto the Trust website. I was not familiar with the make and see that you are correct that they appear to be qute large and designed with a base. In that case, they will almost certainly have a method of inverting the picture by software. My own webcam only has the ability to create a mirror image and can readily be inverted.

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