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Don’t have a webcam, but need to make an urgent video call on Skype or some other video conferencing service? Use Smartphone as Webcam. Perhaps you already have a webcam and want to add a second camera to your setup? All you need is your Android phone and a suitable app.
Why Use Smartphone as Webcam?
You’re caught short. Your children want to chat with their grandparents over Skype. Or perhaps it’s your boss, wanting a teleconference to discuss that report you submitted. But you don’t have a webcam. Although they come built into many monitors and all-in-one PCs, not everyone has a webcam. Peripheral webcams are popular, but they can prove tricky to install and temperamental even when they’re set up correctly.
- ManyCam for Windows or Mac
- IP Webcam for Android Devices
- Or, IP Cam Viewer Lite for iOS Devices
- Or, Win IP Camera for Windows Phones (Not tested)
Use Smartphone as Webcam for PC
#01: Install IP Cam App in your Phone
#02: Install ManyCam Software in your PC/Mac
#03: Start IP Cam Service in your Phone
#04: Copy IP and Port Address from your Phone
#05: Now In ManyCam Click on Add
#06: Then IP Cameras then Add/Remove IP Camera
#07: Add New IP Camera URL that you copied from Phone.
For Android User add URL like: http://[YOUR_IP]/video
For iOS User add URL like: http://[YOUR_IP]/
For Windows User add URL like: http://[YOUR_IP]/mjpeg
#08: Then click on Add and Close
#09: Now Again Click on Plus for Adding Cam
#10: Click on IP Cameras then select your IP Camera
#11: Its Connected
ManyCam Mobile App is only available for Android. There are also many bugs in App. First we can’t minimize app so its consume very battery. There are also lots of option in IP Camera App then why to use ManyCam App.
Just Go to http://[IP-ADDRESS]/. You can direct change quality, etc without closing from phone
You can Record the Webcam, Zooming, Change Video Quality, can take photo, enable LED Flashlight, Night Vision, Color Effects and many more.
You can enable many Effects like Objects, Background, Filters, decorations, etc You can also download more effects here. There are also many more options like can chane brightness, contrast, Lower third, can add two, three, many video in once, Flip & rotate, Audio, Draw on Screen, Text, Date and Many many more.
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