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Turn your phone or tablet into a wireless webcam = cool!

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“triple cam, webcam, iPHONE, android reflect” via Flickr – Artist Shannon Kringen shows how she’s way of ahead of me re the possibilities of this tech!

I haven’t tested out android wireless cams yet but for our old iPad2 and iPhone there are two free apps that I’m quite impressed with.

First, EpoCam Viewer is popular and seems reliable. But the free version has almost no options. You’re set at 640 by 480 resolution, and can’t choose image quality.

Also no recording or screen capture with this freebie. But it’s a good picture. So this would be appropriate for keeping an eye on baby… whatever.

IvCam has far more options, like screen resolution, image and sound quality. Also it records movies and (supposedly) takes stills. Whenever I tried the stills the app crashed. But the movie record feature works. So to get a still, I took a short movie and then used VLC media player to get my snap.

There’s usually a workaround for things like this.

Here’s a snap from around 8 am this morning at medium resolution (which makes for a smaller video file size).

And here’s another taken at high resolution, making the video file quite a bit larger.

The cool thing is I had the phone camera beaming up to my bedroom laptop, which then was linked with Team Viewer to my old Windows XP laptop in the dining room.

I don’t think either of these cams works with Win XP but with Team Viewer, they did with a kind of satellite setup.

Waste of time? Not if I catch a burglar! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Turn your phone or tablet into a wireless webcam = cool!

  1. I’m in Google Rewards and answer basic questions they send through their app. I get Google store credits and they add up fast. I also use an app called AppSales that feature discounted and giveaway app sales. I picked up TinyCamPro for like 99 cents. It’s more of an IP cam/motion sensor and works great with a second android device as the webcam. It works flawlessly so far.

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  2. Does motion detection means it hangs on a still and starts recording when it senses motion? Or does it mean it tracks subjects? I think the first option would be amazing. Surveillance recordings without huge file sizes.

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