Tech News. Productivity Mac. Same question. I want to add my phone as a second webcam on my Toshiba laptop that has a Cam in it already and record simultanious. Is there a known formula to calculate how much USB bandwidth is needed?
Currently I'm running one on my desktop and one on my laptop which works great, but I really would like to free up my laptop. So, you go through the motions and pick two more cams. Already tried but Kristy miller playboy Run two webcams - sudo killall VDCAssistant - sudo launchctl stop com. What is the impact of using standard UVC drivers vs Logitech drivers? Sign up to join this community. Bottom line - it can be done, and it doesn't need to cost anything more that a little time getting smart on the shotcut software. Another time, "F'in B, you're Run two webcams have a headache forever! Recording from two Webcams tao on one computer Ask Question.
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Tech News. Productivity Mac. Same question. I want to add my phone as a second webcam on my Toshiba laptop that has a Cam in it already and record simultanious.
Is there a known formula to calculate how much USB bandwidth is needed? Say I was using a x USB camera at 30frames per second. Please let us know what worked best or whether you need more help.
Thank you! If your using HD cams make sure they are plugged into two separate USB controllers otherwise they wont work together because bandwidth issues unless you have USB3 probably work then. Else you can reduce the resolution to X which reduces the bandwidth of each camera and will allow more than one cam to record on one USB controller, even X made the bandwidth requirements too much.
So either use low a resolution or increase number of USB controllers. The easiest way to do this is to copy everything under your current TeboCam directory into a new one - except the config. Do not copy across the config. On the Webcam tab - ensure that you select a different webcam for each verison of TeboCam.
WebCam Monitor 5. Jonathan is right about having to be able to use multiple instances of the same program. There are some programs that can handle multiple cameras in the same instance, but they're usually not free for versions that actually do this. I used 2 webcams setup as security cams for when I was gone. I configured Dorgem a discontinued, but still very handy software to run in multiple instances.
You can use the program to capture on command or to use motion detection. Here's the article I followed to make it work out If you're not looking for motion detection, capabilities, this might not be the right program for you since that's the main feature that makes it still a viable option.
Other than that, it generally just depends on whether or not the program can handle multiple instances. If you are wanting to use the different cameras in separate programs, however, it should be fairly simple. Just go into the settings per program to use the specific camera you want used with it. Assuming you are talking about running your laptop's webcam along with another usb webcam, it is possible.
The easiest way is to use a caption program which accepts to be run in several instances VirtualDub, for example, or maybe the soft you got with your laptop or your other webcam. Then you can get both feed at the same time and do whatever you need to with them. Please note that due to bandwidth issues, you might have to choose carefully which usb port you plug your webcam in.
Top Deals. Can I run two webcams simultaneously on one computer? SaveDan March 28, Email Facebook Whatsapp Pinterest Twitter. You should post this as a new question. Thank you for your information. Dan, did any of the solutions suggested above solve your question? Then start up each TeboCam with the webcams attached.
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It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products. WebCam Monitor 5. Productivity Mac. I know that home security setups do this sort of thing routinely, so I can't believe it is impossible. Can I run two webcams simultaneously on one computer? The easiest way is to use a caption program which accepts to be run in several instances VirtualDub, for example, or maybe the soft you got with your laptop or your other webcam. You can try using it!!
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Hello, Thanks for having this board. I really could use some advice. Currently I'm running one on my desktop and one on my laptop which works great, but I really would like to free up my laptop. Have just ordered a new Dell Vostro Slim Tower, specs are below, and would like to know if there's any way I can capture from both cams with this new desktop computer Thanks for listening!! Nodsu TS Rookie.
You can capture from any number of cameras no problem as long as you have a non-braindead program that supports multiple cameras. You did not specify what software you are using for your home "security". I'm just running the software that came with the cameras. Thanks for your response. Can anyone recommend free or cheap software i can use to view, record and possibly stream online for remote viewing two to four cameras at once from the one desktop computer.
The online streaming is not essential, but would be useful at times. I did a search and there are many to choose from, would like someone's opinion. Rio TS Rookie. Ask them what software they use, as normally you can see on their monitors where they have the quarter screens hooked up to some dodgy looking cameras.
Zed TS Rookie. Is it just me or was there more posts in this thread yesterday? Tmagic TS Ambassador. Will this help? There were more useless posts indeed. I took care of them. Tmagic: you are still failing to get the point.. The question was about multiple local cameras. Any web streaming is secondary here. Any web streaming is secondary here" So subrosean wants two distinct camera images to appear on his desktops screen at the same time, so he can free up his laptop s.
Do I get the point now Nodsu? In my limited time researching this, Java applets can do this, as well as support streaming webcasts. It is this understanding that leads me to believe that the 2 uses are related. I'm sure you will correct me if I am wrong. IMO it would be an overkill to set up a web server and stream video to it only to watch the stream on the very same machine. Of course, subrosean is being quite tight-lipped here.
If all that is needed is two camera images, then the individual software supplied with both cameras should be able to coexist just fine. Then again, if one wants motion detection and suchlike, more advanced software is needed.
To explain I never seem to be able to express myself clearly and I apologize for that. To explain why I need to be capturing from two webcams simultaneously.. I need to capture evidence. Possibly for court again. Have already gone once against the landlords to force them to evict my neighbors on November 6th and won through mediation. They're way past their agreed 90 days, but I am working with one of them and the process is finally running so I don't think I'll be going back to court.
I more than likely am going to need a restraining order against these people though. The woman has threatened to kill me if I came outside.
The man has threatened all of us and our property. My son-in-law is black. I live with my daughter's little family, call me a grammananny. We've been smoked out by burning rubber, our cars egged, the window broken by a beebee.
There is more and more and more and more. All captured by my two webcams and, unfortunately, my two computers. We've had family meetings about whether or not to get a restraining order and the feeling is that since they are leaving, not to muddy the waters.
But if they come back, or if any of their teenage daughter's friends come round, to destroy any of our property or to attempt to intimidate me as I leave my driveway to leave my driveway I have to open a huge gate, back my car out, get out and close the gate and then drive away..
If anything happens, once they're out of the house across the street, then we will have to get the restraining order.
Oh, I almost left out the part about hearing on a video as I'm looking for an incident where I was threatened that they've been using a Listen Up device hooked straight to an amplifier and that they know everything. That got me sick to my stomach. Another time, "F'in B, you're gonna have a headache forever! I've had to waste a lot of my time on getting rid of these people. This is the way the police told me to do it. All of it is out in front of their house or in the middle of the street.
We know everything about them because they carry out their entire dysfunctional lives in the front of their house. What is saved for evidence is screamed at us. My cameras are completely legal as they have no expectation of privacy so please let's not get started on that. At least I've figured out a method to find and keep the violent and racist incidents for evidence. If we do anything that bothers you, just let us know. And I will remain anonymous. They were quiet at first, but it didn't take them more than two days to start up and they've never stopped.
Anyway, that's WHY I'm asking for help and it's probably much more information than you asked for. It would be nice to be able to stream online. That way our home could be watched when we're not here. Currently someone has to be here almost all the time. We are too afraid to leave the house alone for more than a few hours at a time.
Here's a question, can I stream and capture at the same time? Talking about muddying the waters. It looked pretty easy. Sorry for jumping you. I'm kinda on my last nerve these days and I got snapped at once for hijacking a thread so you received immediate snappage.
I don't normally act that way. I did see there is a lot of software that'll do the job, but I'm getting a new computer and I really don't want to keep trying things til I find something that works. I don't need motion detection or any of the fancy stuff. Just capture. Thanks for listening! That was an earful wasn't it?! Hope I didn't offend anyone.
They're not my words. I didn't read this over, too long, apologies if I flubbed up. Looking forward to any help! Do you need it to save directly to the HDD or can it be temporarily stored and then manually saved? The second option is more unreliable but it is easier to set up. I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to create this type of software. I would do it for you if i had enough programming skills. That is a horrible situation subrosean, Best wishes for a speedy end to this.