This article provides information on the uses and features of the Dell Webcam Central 2.0 on your Dell PC.
Dell™ WebCam Central 2.0 is a video capturing and controlling software for supported webcam devices.
Dell™ WebCam Central 2.0 lets you :
The webcam software was designed to use the embedded camera in Dell notebooks and OptiPlex AIOs.
It will provide video and photo capture capabilities to allow you to make a quick capture of the video. It will also provide a companion console that will allow you to adjust the video of the camera to suit the various lighting environments you have at the time.
During video chat or video conferencing using other third party Instant Messenger software, you can turn on feature like Face Tracking to stop you having to stay rigidly in place during the conversation.
Fun features such as video and audio effects or being able to show an animated character to spice up a video chat has been added for home users. You can have facial effects that add pictures onscreen, things such as headgear, hair, eyewear, etc. You can also change the background to show something other than what's actually behind you. You can choose to use an Avatar instead of showing yourself. The Avatar will be able to sync your head and lip movements. Avatar's can be created using any facial photo.
Dell™ WebCam Central 2.0 will be pre-installed from the factory and will be shipped without media for reinstallation of the software.
Dell™ WebCam Central 2.0 software can be launched by clicking on Start –> All Programs–> Dell Webcam–> Dell Webcam Central.
||Displays the Snap Photos window.|
||Displays the Record Videos window.|
||Captures a Photo.|
||Displays or hides the Photo Settings pane.|
||Displays the Effects pane.|
||Displays the Media Show pane.
Media Show enables you to share slideshows of photos or PowerPoint files during the video chat sessions.
||Displays the Desktop Share pane.
With Desktop Share, you can share your desktop view with your chat partner - live!
||Displays the Video Effects pane.
Video Effects enables you to add fun and interesting effects to the webcam video.
||Displays the Avatar pane.
Avatars enable you to let your video chats come to life with dynamic avatars.
||Displays the Settings pane.|
|Effects and Settings Pane
||Displays or hides the Effects and Settings pane.|
|Capture or IM Mode
||Displays the Capture or Instant Messenger (IM) mode Window.|
||Displays the Help file.|
||Reduces the window.|
||Enlarges the window.|
||Closes the window.|
Under the User interface you will get :
The Effects Window gives you :
Covers scenes, face effects, filters, accessories, face paste and doodling.
Various downloadable avatars and emoticons.
Show pictures and video whilst on a Chat.
As it sounds, lets you share you desktop.
The Effects Window allows you to have fun by adding video and voice effects while you're having video chat with someone via IM application or Skype.
Example: You can personalize their identity with an avatar and speaks with emotion by applying voice effects.
The Settings Window contains the Picture Control and the View Control. The Settings Window allows you to control the property settings of the camera.
allows you to manually set the camera property settings. The available camera property settings that can be set vary with different cameras.
This sets the power frequency for the camera so as to eliminate flickering in the video display.
The user can set the backlight accordingly for low light condition.
These set the brightness, contrast, colour and gamma of the video.
This option flips the video image horizontally.
This option can enhance the video image if the image is blurry due to low frame rate.
The Restore Default Button allows the user to restore back the default camera property settings.
In these settings you can zoom in to the video. After the video is zoomed in, you can then control the camera view without physically moving the camera. Dell™ WebCam Central 2.0 allows you to adjust the camera view by panning horizontally, vertically and diagonally in eight different directions from within the application.
Uses motion and colour detection technologies that allow you to move freely without the need to constantly reposition the camera. It recognises your skin tone and detects your movement, your face automatically remains visible in the video frame.
When Face Tracking is turned on you get the following options:
This determines the tracking mode. Which can be either continuous or Periodic.
This determines the tracking speed. Which are fast, normal or slow.
This determines whether to show or hide the original video frame on top of the video. When this option is selected, the original frame will be positioned on the right of the video.
Other Features Supported by Dell™ Webcam Central 2.0 are:
927 pixels x 720 pixels. This GUI skin will be used if the resolution of the display monitor is equal to or greater than 927 x 720.
800 pixels x 536 pixels. This GUI skin will be used if the resolution of the display monitor is lower than 927 x 720.
Support under warranty for this product comes under two headings. Hardware and Software.
Under hardware support we would look to troubleshoot your system to ensure the hardware is working before we would look to investigate any software issues you may be experiencing.
Software troubleshooting is limited due to the nature of the software. You will normally be taken through the install/uninstall of the software and there is limited support for initial configuration when you first get your PC.
Support outside of the warranty is exactly the same, except that the support would be chargeable.
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Article ID: SLN265815
Last Date Modified: 08/18/2017 10:11 AM