A camera is a device that captures light and digitally turns the captured light into images that can be transferred to your computer. This tag applies to digital handheld cameras; use the "webcam" tag for a webcam instead.

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Why do I have poor video capture quality, and how can I improve it?

I have a dual boot Lenovo Ideapad U260. If I use Skype or a Google+ hangout from Ubuntu, the video quality is a bit poor. I can't adjust the brightness either. But if I boot to Windows, the video ...
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How do I get a iRez K2 video camera working? [closed]

I think I just need a driver, if anyone knows how I can get one. When I plug the iRez K2 camera into the (appropriate) USB 2 port, I get nothing - no LED light on the camera, no image on the monitor, ...
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Nikon P7100 doesn't connect as a mass storage device

I've tried connecting a Nikon P7100 camera to a USB-port on two different laptops running Ubuntu 10.04 and 11.04 but nothing happens. The camera says it's got MTP/PTP protocol. So it doesn't work as a ...
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JVC GR-D740E + PINNACLE 510 USB doesn't work [closed]

I have a JVC GR-D740E camera with a usb firewire “Pinnacle 510 USB Rev: 2.0” (that works on windows xp). I've ubuntu 11.10 in dual boot with windows xp. I've done some steps with no success: ...
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How can I control the pan, tilt, lighting, and other features on a Logitech QuickCam Orbit/Sphere AF webcam?

When the Logitech QuickCam Orbit/Sphere AF webcam is in use on Windows, a little window pops up enabling pan, tilt, zoom, and lighting control. This applet works outside of the program currently ...
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How can I import video from my JVC Everio HDD video camera to 11.10?

What is the best method for importing video from my JVC Everio HDD video camera into Ubuntu 11.10?
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GUVCviewer - Light frequency filter set default value “50hz” not “NoFliker” [closed]

After installing ubuntu 11.10 with noname video camera, video is always very dark. Found the solution. Installed GUVCviewer and changed in settings paremeter - "Light frequency filter" from NoFliker ...
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Import images from camera in KDE with particular directory structure

I have been using f-spot for a few years to manage my photo archive, which is about 50K images at the moment. With the development of f-spot slowing down in the recent years and me switching to KDE, ...
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Argus Camera DC-1512E will not transfer photos

I can't transfer photos from this camera. It will not show up a drive. Shotwell does not acknowledge it's existence. lsusb reports the camera as "Primax Elecrtonics". Help?
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Ubuntu DVR - what are the options?

According to my research, the best solution to use ubuntu server as a DVR system would be ZoneMinder. is there any alternatives to zoneminder out there? I'm not really happy it only has a web ...
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Xubuntu 11.04 and CANON PowerShot A470

I have a digital camera CANON PowerShot A470, and Xubuntu 11.04 installed on my PC. When i attach the camera to PC Xubuntu don't mount it, and don't show attached device... How i can use camera on ...
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Camera card slot is not recognised on a Dell Inspiron E1705 [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 and the the camera card slot does not appear nor when I put the camera card in it does it recognize it.
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How to capture a HDMI device on Ubuntu/Kubuntu? [closed]

I have a Fujifilm S2800HD, that can record HD films, the camera has mini-HDMI output to conect to TV, but i want to know if that is possible to capture what the camera is showing on its own LCD. I ...
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How to record streaming camera video and auto-erase old data before drive fills up?

I'm interested in making my own home CCTV system using Ubuntu. I want to get network cameras similar to this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260745150596 I want a way to ...
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Kodak EasyShare M590 plugging into Ubuntu

I've got a Kodak EasyShare M590 that I plug into my Ubuntu Computer. How do I get it to mount the card to copy the photos over to the computer? This is a slightly old Ubuntu, version 7.10. Cheers
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How can I use a camcorder as webcam on USB mode?

We have a Sony Handycam DCR-SX15. We want to use the camcorder as a webcam to live stream with it. Computer on Ubuntu and other operation systems list it as a storage device. I searched on forums but ...
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What are some good budget Ubuntu-compatible digital cameras? [closed]

Or is there a resource on the web that lists the ones are Ubuntu compatible? I'm thinking of ordering this one from Polaroid ...
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HP Pavilion DV2000 web camera driver

I got this information using lsusb: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0c45:62c0 Microdia Sonix USB 2.0 Camera I have problem with my camera. When I use web camera in supported application, like Bandoo chat ...
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How to access photos from my Genius G-Shot P7545 camera?

I have a Genius G-Shot P7545 camera. In Windows I had just to plug in the camera to the usb and acces it like a usb stick. I tried to do that in Ubuntu 10.10 with no result. How can I acces the ...
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Error when trying to get movies off my Camera

How do I retrieve movies and audio files from my Canon PowerShot S5 IS camera? Shotwell only sees the pictures. Mounting the camera via "Places > Canon Digital Camera" and then clicking twice on the ...
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Import videos from Panasonic TZ 7

Does anyone knows a good software which will allow me to import the video I took from my digital camera Panasonic TZ7? Shotwell imports photos perfectly from this device. However I couldn't find any ...
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How do I mount a digital camera via the command line?

When I plug in in my digital camera (Fuji F100fd), Nautilus automounts it as 'USB PTP Camera' with the path 'gphoto2://[usb:001,007]/'. lsusb lists it as Bus 001 Device 007: ID 04cd:02ef Fuji Photo ...
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Connecting Ubuntu with Olympus VN-960PC

I have followed the steps here: http://www.piotrkrzyzek.com/olympus-vn-480pc-working-in-linux-odvr/ and here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=207104&page=2 I have download the i386 ...