How to Use a Sony Vaio Webcam

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The Sony VAIO webcam offers laptop users the choice of capturing both still images and full motion video. Open up the laptop and in the centre of the laptop's bezel sits a tiny camera. When shooting still images or video, the portability and weight of the laptop allows the user to swivel the machine around to capture what is necessary. The Sony VAIO Capture Utility, bundled with the laptop, functions as the webcam's only means of proper operation.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

    Taking Pictures

  1. 1

    Press the "Capture" button on the keyboard. This will launch the VAIO Camera Capture Utility.

  2. 2

    Click the "Still" icon in the right pane of the main window of the VAIO Camera Capture Utility.

  3. 3

    Move the laptop around to a position where the object is in focus.

  4. 4

    Press the "Capture" button on the keyboard. The image displayed in the view finder will end up as a thumbnail at the bottom of the screen. Double-click on it to open it in the Windows Picture viewer.

    Capturing Movies

  1. 1

    Press the "Capture" button on the keyboard. This will launch the VAIO Camera Capture Utility.

  2. 2

    Click the "Movie" icon in the right pane of the main window of the VAIO Camera Capture Utility.

  3. 3

    Move the laptop around to a position where the object is in focus.

  4. 4

    Press the "Capture" button on the keyboard to start the recording process.

  5. 5

    Press the "Capture" button on the keyboard to stop recording the movie. The first still shot of the recorded video will display in the thumbnail view at the bottom of the window. Double-click the thumbnail icon to watch the video.

Tips and warnings

  • The viewer window will show forms of noise (fuzziness or horizontal lines.) This is not an issue with the camera, just a normal instance when moving too fast.

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