With today's low-cost digital video cameras, it's easy, cheap, and fun to record your family's special occasions and everyday antics--and keep in touch with those who can't be there to share them with you in person. It's no wonder these tiny cameras are so popular: They retail in the$50-to-$200 range, connect easily to PCs and Macs, and offer endless possibilities.
Whether you're a new or prospective owner, The Little Web Cam Book will help you unlock the potential of these versatile digital tools. Follow the simple instructions in the book, and you'll learn how to choose the best camera, post your footage on the Web, and even create your own personal videoconference with family, friends, and colleagues around the globe. The Little Web Cam Book not only gives you sound technical advice on setting up and getting started, it also offers a wealth of fun project ideas.
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What would the Internet be without its numberless FishCams, GerbilCams, CoffeeCams, and BuildingCams? The world surely is a better place now that we can check out 3Com Park or the Kremlin, approximately live, at any hour of the day or night. Web cams make all this viewing possible, and The Little Web Cam Book explains how you can contribute to the visual wonders on the Web.
The Little Web Cam Book provides instruction on setting up your own Web cam, but that isn't as technically difficult as it once was. Now software is available that simplifies the installation and configuration processes.
Author Elisabeth Parker provides all the documentation the Web publisher needs to publish with ISpy for Windows and SiteCam for Macintosh. A large portion of The Little Web Cam Book serves to highlight the creative potential of Web cams by showcasing what other cam aficionados have done. You'll find a sizable directory of online camera sites, plus interviews with the creators of several famous cams.
Upon finishing her discussion on automated online publishing with digital cameras, the author turns her attention to other camera activities and projects. Chief among these is videoconferencing. The Little Web Cam Book covers White Pine CU-SeeMe, as well as the freeware version of that program from Cornell University. The book also supplies some information on using Microsoft NetMeeting, BoxTop Software's iVisit, and Mirabilis Software's ICQ. --David WallAbout the Author:
Elisabeth A. Parker is a technology writer and consultant specializing in Web site design and development. Recent books include Home Page Improvement (IDG Books), Build a Web Site in a Day (Ventana), and Netscape Communicator: A Jumpstart Tutorial (Charles River Media).
In her past lives, Elisabeth graduated with a B.A. in English from Boston College; taught American Literature and Creative Writing to high school students; published The Fine Print, a bimonthly magazine focused on Boston's arts, music, and political scene for three years; and freelanced her graphic design, production, writing, and editing abilities to anyone who would pay her.
Elisabeth now lives in San Francisco, CA with her husband, Rich Grace,and Puddy the big, fat cat.
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Book Description Pearson Education, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110201354209