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HP TouchSmart IQ500 and IQ800 Series and Pavilion All-in-One Desktop PCs - Using CyberLink YouCam to Capture and Edit Videos

This document pertains to HP IQ500 and IQ800 Series TouchSmart PCs.

About the webcam

The HP TouchSmart computer comes with a built-in webcam and array microphones. The webcam is located at the top center of the display, and the microphones are located on each side of the camera. The optimal distance for recording sound with the array microphone is about one-half meter (2 feet) away from the HP TouchSmart computer. When the webcam is active, a light can be seen just to the left of it.

Figure 1: Webcam and array microphones

Image of the webcam and array microphones
1 - Built-in webcam
2 - Array microphones

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Start the webcam

To start the webcam:

  • Click the Start button , All Programs, CyberLink YouCam, and then CyberLink YouCam

    Figure 2: Starting YouCam from the Start menu

    Image of starting YouCam from the Start menu

    -Or-

    Double-click the CyberLink YouCam icon.

    The CyberLink YouCam window opens.

    Figure 3: CyberLink YouCam window

    Image of the CyberLink YouCam window

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Create a snapshot

To create a webcam snapshot:

  1. Click the Snapshot button , in the CyberLink YouCam window.

    Each time you click the button, you hear a camera shutter sound effect and a thumbnail photo appears in the right column of the CyberLink YouCam window.

    Figure 4: CyberLink YouCam window with snapshot thumbnails

    Image of the CyberLink YouCam window with snapshot thumbnails
  2. Double-click a thumbnail to open a window to view the desired snapshot.

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Create a video

To create a webcam video:

  1. Click the Capture button , in the CyberLink YouCam window.

    The video continues to record until you click the Capture button again.

    The CyberLink YouCam window opens showing a thumbnail of the first frame of the video in the right column of the window.

    Figure 5: CyberLink YouCam window with a video thumbnail

    Image of the CyberLink YouCam window with a video thumbnail
  2. Double-click on the video thumbnail to open a window of the captured video.

  3. Click the Play button in the window that appears.

    Figure 6: Clicking the play button

    Image of clicking the play button

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Find your videos and snapshots

To find the default location of your snapshots and videos:

  1. Click the Windows Start button.

  2. Click Computer.

  3. Double-click the C: drive, Users, HP, Documents, and then YouCam.

    This is the location of the snapshots and videos.

  4. Double-click on the video or snapshot of your choice.

    • Double-clicking a snapshot file opens Windows Photo Gallery by default.

    • Double-clicking a Capture (video) file launches Windows Media Player by default.

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