Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Modified Webcam

I just finished my webcam i am using for a telecine project

Im not entirely sure what the magnification im getting with it but it takes some very excellent pictures:


  1. Take a picture of your pc screen and measure the width of a pixel in the amount of pixels it takes to render it, and you will find your magnification ratio. Cool project!

  2. Cool!:) I have an old JVC Pro Video Camera Lens that I was thinking about trying to fit to my Web Cam, just to see if I could get a better Picture, with Zoom and Better Focus. I held them together, but I could see more of the inside of Lens than what was out in front of it. So, I figured it was a lost cause. The mount on the Web Cam has broken off and it's a little round jobby. So, I got to thinking and looking around my garage and there it was! A perfect new mount for my Cam! An old 1 and a half inch PVC Female Y::) I Silicon-ed the Cam in one end and drilled a 1/4in hole in the bottom of the other and now I can mount it on my mini Tripod. Also, I can set my other Web Cam in the other side of the Y if desired and run them both at once. I need to make a way to secure the second Cam though. Now I'm thinking... if I can find or make a Reducer to fit the threads on the Lens. Then they may just match up and work together. I will follow your lead and blacken the inside of the PVC (its white) or just get another Y or Collar. One that is black. I think I will need to figure out how to make those darn LCD lights in the Cam stay off too. I hate having those things shinning in my face anyway. I run Fedora 13 and Debian now and the lights stay on all the time. They are only suppose to come on when it gets too dark in the room. That feature did work in WinXP (I hate to admit;) Thanks for posting your great Projects!:)


  3. That. Is. Awesome.

    I like the way you think!