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webcam

a camera that transmits still or moving images over the internet

webcam

(World-Wide Web, hardware, video)
(World-Wide Web camera) Any video camera whose output is available for viewing via the Internet or an intranet. Typically a webcam would be a slow-scan CCD video camera connected to a video capture card in a computer. Images from the camera are captured periodically and made available on a web page. In 1999 there are hundreds of webcams in operation around the world showing everything from bedrooms to traffic.

Webcam

(WEB CAMera) A front-facing video camera that attaches to a computer typically via USB or that is built into a laptop or desktop screen. A Webcam is widely used for Skype, FaceTime and other video calling software as well as to continuously monitor an activity and send it to a Web server for public or private viewing. Webcams purchased as separate peripherals generally have a microphone built into the unit, or an external mike comes in the package.

Webcams vs. Network Cameras
A Webcam attaches to, or is built into, the computer, whereas a "network camera" is a stand-alone unit that connects to an Ethernet network. While the Webcam is commonly used for videophoning with another user, network cameras are used to monitor locations such as stores and offices (see network camera). See Webcamming, Webcam blocker, lifecasting and spycam.
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If everything is correctly implemented into the augmented reality system, the virtual and real cameras share the same view, as seen in Fig.
Hopefully this will spawn more apps that tether the high-quality shooting experience of a real camera with the convenience and versatility of a smartphone.
Nevertheless, a post hoc analysis (Newman-Keuls test, p < .05) revealed that this increase in kicking activity was significant only for the foot that was fitted with the real camera. This gradual increase appeared to be significant between the baseline and the middle of conditioning (p = .0277) and between the baseline and the middle of conditioning (p = .001).
In other words, Ruscha's real camera trick was turning photography with a little p into art with a capital A.
He then said that "the idea of a real camera following me around disgusts me".
And although the fake is two- thirds the size of a real camera, hundreds of drivers have been caught out.
With a real camera, the shutter opens and closes quickly when there is lots of light, like outside in the sunshine.
It will be a while before there will be a big scientific impact." Romani's Transition Edge Sensor (TES) device has been used on the 2.7-meter telescope at McDonald Observatory in Texas to observe the rapid flashes of the Crab pulsar, but it's not yet a real camera. "We use a single optical fiber to guide the light from the telescope to the detector pixels," he says.
Sergeant Bob Davey, of the force's Camera Enforcement Unit, said: 'Drivers never know where a real camera will pop up so the dummies form a proven deterrent.
The request I see most often in the Switcher Studio forums is to be able to connect a real camera with a real zoom.
About his photography, Patrick writes: "Started three years ago after buying my first 'real camera,' a Sony NEX which the sole purpose was just 'taking better family photos,' then started reading online materials, joined groups to further learn photography, recently, got interested in scapes (landscape, seascape, cityscape)."