Web Cam Drivers
Web Cams have been around since 1991 where the first one was designed to view the Trojan room coffee pot at Cambridge University. The purpose of these "digital cameras" was to be able to design and send visual messages through our PC.
There are cameras that are a piece all on their own attached by a USB cord, and there are also cameras that are built within our computer monitors, or laptop screens. The later is fairly new in computer technology. These very small cameras take images in JEPG or MPEG format and upload them on the Web through File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
The Web Cam uses software from your computer to help you set up and design how you want your digital message displayed. You are able to set the rate at which the frames are captured, to complete a streaming video.
You must use a minimum frame rate of 15 frames per second (fps) to transmit your videos. Most will find 30 fps will do the best video.
There are unlimited uses for Web Cams. Most are used for chatting with family or friends. They are also commonly used for video conferences, with work or schools. They can be used for security purposes, viewing areas that need close supervision.
I'm sure once you have purchased and used a Web Cam you will find lots of uses for it. Some of the top labels for Web Cams are: Creative Technology Ltd, Encore Electronics, Ezonics, Labtec, Logitech, and Sony.