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I hear this is a burning question for a lot of people, so I will attempt to provide some detail here with both a Mac and PC perspective. Also, if you're using any non-built-in webcams, this is where they should show up.I'll go over a lot of things, seeing as people seem to want to know all about webcams! I've included a screenshot of Photo Booth, the bundled Mac program which came with your computer (if you have a Mac with a webcam), and a photo of the i Sight camera on a Mac Book.
If you have a Mac, you're in luck as long as it's not a Mac mini! To check, click the apple in the top left of your screen. You can pick up a cheap Logitech for 25 dollars, and I wouldn't recommend spending more than 30 dollars until you know you're really a keen webcam person.Some of the more expensive models do fancy things, like tracking (the camera follows you around the room) and have nice zooms, which may be useful, depending on your intended use.I've included a photo of the Creative Web Cam Vista Plus, which is a really cheap, very basic webcam, which is Mac and PC compatible.It's one I'd recommend for people just beginning to mess around with webcams, and you can find it and other Creative webcams for $15-20 USD if you shop around.Now hook it up to your computer with the included instructions (most of them are plug-in-and-use now) and move on to step 2!Your project was not published because it could use a bit more work before it goes public.
If you are planning on submitting this project to the Burning Questions group then you are going to have to do a bit more explaining about the process before we can accept it.
First off, start by adding in images or screen shots to each of your steps to help users see what you are explaining.
Look for a high framerate (30 fps or more) and at least a 640x480 resolution.
You may also want a built-in microphone, which is a pretty standard feature.
(It's hard to find a webcam without a microphone, actually, but if you're buying a really cheap one, do check!
) It's worthwhile going to a large computer store (Comp USA, Compusmart, Future Shop, Best Buy, or whatever's large and near you) to have a look, as they tend to have one of each webcam set up and connected to a computer, so you can compare image quality.