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How to Record Video by Using the BisonCam Webcam of the Alienware Area-51 m9750 Mobile System - KB Article - 350022

Article Summary: How to Record Video by Using the BisonCam Webcam of the Alienware Area-51 m9750 Mobile System?

Article Summary:This article describes how to record video by using the BisonCam webcam of the Alienware Area-51 m9750 mobile system.

How to Record Video by Using the BisonCam Webcam of the Alienware Area-51 m9750 Mobile System?

Before the camera is turned off (with the help of <Fn> + <F4> keys) after the recording session close the BisonCam application. Failure to do so will result on the BisonCam application stops respond / get stuck.

Follow the steps below to be able to record video using the BisonCam webcam on the Area-51 m9750 mobile system.

  1. Double click the BisonCam executable file under C:\Windows\BisonCam\BisonCap.exe to open the BisonCam application. Create a shortcut to the Windows Desktop for easy access.

  2. In the top menu, click Devices, and verify that BisonCam, NB Pro and Microphone (Realtek) options are checked. If not, click the each one (Figure 1).

    Figure 1: BisonCap-Devices menu (Click the image to enlarge)

  3. Click the Capture, and verify that Capture Audio is checked. If not, click it (Figure 2).

    Figure 2: BisonCap-Capture Audio option (Click the image to enlarge)

  4. Click the Start Capture to record video and audio.


    When video / audio is captured first time, set the filename and location where the file will be stored.

    By default, the webcam utility will record based on the maximum disk space defined. Set the maximum size of disk space to be used (Figure 3).

    Figure 3: BisonCap-Set File Size (Click the image to enlarge)

  5. The capture limit can also be set time wise, if the Use Time Limit option under the Capture menu is clicked as described below (Figure 4 & 5).

    Figure 4: BisonCap-Set Time Limit option (Click the image to enlarge)

    Figure 5: BisonCap-Use Time Limit (Click the image to enlarge)

  6. Audio and video options can be customized under the Options menu (Figure 6).

    Figure 6: BisonCap-Options menu (Click the image to enlarge)

  7. Audio Format (Figure 7).

    Figure 7: BisonCap-Sound Selection (Click the image to enlarge)

  8. Audio Capture Filter (this option will appear twice if the computer is equipped with a TV-Tuner) (Figure 8).

    Figure 8: Audio Input Mixer Properties Tab

  9. Video Capture Filter- Property Page Tab (Figure 9).

    Figure 9: Property Page Tab

  10. Video Proc Amp Tab (Figure 10).

    Figure 10: Video Proc Amp Tab

  11. Camera Control Tab (Figure 11).

    Figure 11: Camera Control Tab

  12. Video Capture Pin Tab- By default, the BisonCam utility will be set to the maximum frame rate and resolution available (Figure 12).

    Figure 12: Stream Format Tab

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Article ID: SLN106902

Last Date Modified: 08/18/2015 01:35 AM

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