Built-in PC Cameras/Webcams
PC cameras and webcams can be attached to computers to take pictures and record video over the internet. PC cameras can be used to take pictures while sitting at the computer, and webcams can be used to record videos on a PC. Webcam videos and PC cameras can be used to record tutorials and to create collages of images to distribute on the internet, or to connect with other webcam users using programs such as Skype to have real time video chats with friends and family.
A PC camera can be built in or attached to a computer to take pictures of yourself or anything which lies in the view finder of the camera attached to the computer. When the images are taken, they are automatically uploaded to the computer which the camera is attached to. Taking this concept a step further, webcams can also be attached to the computer and are used in the same fashion as pc cameras with the additional ability to record video. Using programs such as skype, the webcam recorded video can be broadcasted and shared with other webcam users. Skyke can be used to connect with other webcam users while they connect to the same internet stream and converse with you.
Programs such as Skype facilitate users to communicate with other internet users with webcams using video and sound recording devices. If you have a webcam, your conversations will no longer be limited to aim or texting. With webcams, you can actually converse with another person as if over the telephone and see them in real time using the video recorder. This is a great way to keep in touch with people you know who are cross country or abroad.
Computers such as mac computers come with cameras and video recorders built into the computers. PC's can come with built in cameras and video webcams, but some are not built with these features. You can still use PC cameras and webcams without paying the price for a computer with a built in pc camera system by buying one individually and attaching it to your PC. These PC cameras and webcams are available to buy for as little as $30 and upwards of $250. The price of PC cameras and webcams vary in price because they are dependent upon their technological abilities to record and connect to the internet, and their video and sound clarity.