Willing Webcam

Full version:
5.54
Last Revision Date:
Nov 03, 2014
License:
Free to try
Updates:
Free to registered users
Size:
6.2M
Evaluation:
21 days
System Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7, 8
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Willing Webcam Lite

Lite version:
5.54
Last Revision Date:
Nov 03, 2014
License:
Free to try
Updates:
Free to registered users
Size:
5.8M
Evaluation:
21 days
System Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8
download exe download ZIP

Compatibility with
Video Devices

Willing Webcam is compatible with most USB-based or FireWire (IEEE 1394) video devices, including webcams, camcorders, TV and video capture cards, TV tuners, Canon digital cameras, and IP network cameras. We also support the pan, tilt, and zoom features of Logitech webcameras.

Movie Save

If the rate is 10 frames per second, you will get 324,000 (the frame limit) / 10 / 60 / 60 = 9 hours of duration for one avi file. You should use a compressor codec because there is a 4 GB file size limitation.

The program cannot save the name of the compressor (the Options > Video Compression button above the preview window) in the VFW mode. You should use the DirectX mode and its compression setting 'Video Device > Video Source > Webcam or frame grabber > DirectX > Video Compressor'. Note that the compression list consists of installed video codecs from Microsoft and third parties.

If you do not use the 'Max duration' option, you must stop the recording manually by clicking the Movie button under the preview window or disabling the 'Movie Save > Enable' check box.

The program uses the 'Enable Text/Time captions' feature to add captions and a watermark to the video. If you use the VFW mode, you must select one of the following video formats: RGB, YUV12 (I420), UYVY, YUY2 (the 'Options > Video Format' button above the Preview window). Do not enable video compression. The DirectX mode does not have these restrictions.

VFW and DirectX modes have different algorithms for the 'Movie Save' feature. So if a feature is not working correctly, for example, the 'Enable Text/Time Captions' feature (Note: This feature is not officially supported by Microsoft), try the other program mode.

It is possible to record any video source (an IP camera, the Desktop, hard disk directory, and so forth) using the 'Movie save' feature.
- Run two WW instances from different directories (to keep their settings files).

Instance 1:
- Select a video source. Tune its options.
- Use an intermediate driver. How to work with the ‘Video Device > Video Output' feature.
Tune the Crop options.

Instance 2:
- Select the ‘Willing Webcam Capture’ video driver as a video source.
- Use the 'Movie Save' feature. You should select the 'Enable' check box and clear the 'Cycle' one if you are going to use the feature instantly by clicking the 'Capture' button above the preview window.

Movie Save
Movie Save options. AVI file will be saved to hard disk.

Enable
Movie Save immediately.

Target folder
Movie target folder.

Create a subfolder
The program will create a subfolder according to the time format and current date.

Time format
You can create subfolders with time in their names. See the format description in the help files for the Time Caption feature. Use the '\' character in the 'Time format' string to create embedded subfolders.

File Name
Video streaming file name.

Cycle
Enable the video streaming cycle. If this checkbox is not selected, and 'Enable video streaming' is selected, only the image capture operation will start a video streaming file.

Value
Video streaming cycle value according to time period.

Period
Video streaming cycle period.

Binding
Starts from nearest time mark on the fixed time net thus binding to it.

File name format
Select the mode how to create file names for the file sequence.

Time format
You can add timestamps to file names in all features that can produce file sequences. See the format description in the help files for the Time Caption' feature.

Direct Order
The sequential save order.

Number
Number of files to be stored at a time on hard disk. When number is reached, oldest file will be deleted upon new save.

Max number
Impose a limit on the file numbers.

Frame Rate
Frames per second (balance between quality and size).

Capture Audio
Add audio track to movie file. Your computer system must have a microphone.

Enable Text/Time Captions
Enable the Text and Time Captions. Disable them if you have problems.

Max duration
Movie maximum duration level. Uncheck 'Movie Save' button to stop video recording.

(sec)
Movie maximum duration in seconds.

Schedule
Enable recording streaming video by date and time.

From
Start time.

To
End time.

Sunrise
Automatically changes the 'From' time value every day according to your geographic location.

Sunset
Automatically changes the 'To' time value every day according to your geographic location. See also the 'Preferences > Location' options. You have to specify your precise coordinates (degrees) taken from a GPS receiver or a map in the 'Preferences > Location > Longitude' and 'Latitude' fields Longitude is positive to the east from Greenwich. Latitude is positive in the Northern hemisphere. The time zone is positive to the east from Greenwich.

Monday-Sunday
Enable Monday-Sunday recording.