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Hi Guys,

I have an unknown webcam I would like to capture videos from for use in YT uploads. Although I would normally replace it with a more expensive model, this one has two features I could use if I can get it to work properly: it is small enough to fit inside the devices I plan to feature in my videos, and its focus can be adjusted to a very short distance. The problem is that the image is currently reversed and I have no way to un-reverse it.

To do that I need some kind of program or driver other than the generic USB driver that Windows 10 gave it so I can control its most basic functions. From Device Manager the closest Hardware ID I can find is USB\VID_1903&PID_8328\5&8e70af1&0&1, but that came up empty in a Google search. Belarc simply sees it as "HD Camera" which doesn't even give me a manufacturer. There are no markings whatsoever either inside or outside the plastic case that can help identify it. Beyond that I could use your assistance.

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Can you check in Camera rotation settings for the Camera ? Also, if you have a Linux machine, can you check any Camera Apps to see if it can be done.
 

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Camera rotation settings? What is that? I only have Skype right now to test it with. Sorry, I don't use Linux.
 

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When you launch the Camera App and go into settings, do you find rotation settings there ?
 

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At the moment I have no camera app at all. The camera came with no software, not even drivers. I have only been able to test it with Skype so far. Is there a downloadable app I can test it with?
 

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Windows should have a native app for Camera, click Start--Search--Camera and see if you can pull up the App.
 

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Thank you, that worked. Was not aware that a camera app existed inside Windows.

I think I now have got all that I paid for (seven bucks including shipping) out of this super-crappy, el-cheap-o web-camera. I admit it was more of an academic exercise than anything else. Advertised as having 1080p and 10x Optical Zoom, both were flat-out lies but not all that surprising. The fact that I had to trim the plastic parts and remove the gloppy glue holding the camera board in place just to get the focus ring to work properly was a greater annoyance, even at this cheap level. Now that it's been "optimized" as far as I can take it, its on to my next challenge -- get my Raspberry Pi camera up and and running. That should provide a much better image assuming I can port the video stream into my PC for video editing.

Thanks for your help on this one!
 
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