2012-07-29 Initial Post
I played around with this back in January 2012 with version 0.3.7, using it with a Logitech QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks model V-UBV49.
Basically I wanted to set up a video surveillance system and this seemed to be one of the better free programs for doing such. It has some nice features for a free program, but it needs some work. I ended up getting a camera with built-in motion detection--see my post on that at http://sysadmin-e.com/x10-airsight-clones.
Here are some misc notes I made about Yawcam. This isn't very extensive and I'm just posting it for my own reference.
- You can define an area for motion detection. The area is based on the current frame, so if you move the camera, you need to reselect the area.
- You can add an overlay to the capture (such as text with the date and time).
- It has a scheduling feature.
- Too much sun washes out the motion detection area (not the software's fault).
- It temporarily saves motion activated images to C:\Users\%username%\.yawcam\motion even if you specified another location. The images there get deleted after clearing/deleting the events from the Window menu --> Motion Detection --> Motion Events tab.