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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. It is widely used for Skype 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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Once again, this increase for the foot that was fitted with the real camera occurred earlier (between the baseline and beginning of conditioning, p = .
The real cameras, which cost pounds 30,000 each and were paid for by Birmingham City Council, are rotated at two or three-day intervals between boxes to keep one step ahead of drivers.
The car interior was a beautiful model, but I deliberately crunched down that element in the composite until it was almost entirely black, because a real camera would do the same if exposing for the sky.
My options for sending pictures from an off-site assignment have been a wide-angle, low-quality cell phone picture or a laptop computer, which allows me to send a picture from a real camera.
On photo sites like Flickr, the iPhone is the source of more photos than any real camera.
To do this, it uses video tracking capabilities in order to calculate the real camera position and orientation relative to square visual markers in real time.
Did he by any chance see a person with a real camera, because the Page 1 photograph was of a high digital resolution?
There are some relatable emotions and real camera work at play here and there, but at the same time there doesn't seem to be any unifying creative vision, just a series of hit-and-miss gags and embarrassing situations that should be a lot more suspenseful.
The pounds 150 price tag is also a step up from rivals, but this feels more like a real camera and less like a toy than most.
They also admitted that a real camera - which had secretly been used to catch a man who previously vandalised the memorial - had since been removed.
Epic Fail" was an unprecedented challenge for Encore Hollywood, which has provided visual effects over the course of House's six-season run creating visceral images of patients' internal organs that no real camera could capture and adding other visual elements that keep viewers surprised.
The Xperia Z1 makes you feel like you have a real camera, especially when we turn on the flash, the photos come out with a film-like quality," adds Vergara.