A webcam, Picasa and a little training are enough to create personal mini-films that you can then exploit to embellish it with effects of any kind! A quick way to use your webcam when Windows turns out to be unable to use it.
Discovery of the capture module
Start by running Picasa and then click on the webcam icon in the toolbar.
A webcam module will then be displayed. 2 options are then offered:
- Capture a film via the button Save ;
- Take a photo via the camera-shaped icon on the left;
Click on one 2 to see the desired action start. In the end, you will get an image or video file that you can then edit directly in Picasa — including exporting to YouTube.
However, it is possible that your webcam will not be detected at first. To do this, click on the button Settings then select the right device. This manipulation is required when you have a TV tuner installed on your PC.
Similarly, it may be interesting to settle the resolution what Picasa calls Size. If the image is not fast enough, reduce the size.
Finally, select the microphone to record your voice.
This special webcam module is handy and fits perfectly with Picasa’s editing and export tools!