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High CPU usage during monitoring
Posted : Monday, June 19, 2006 6:41:12 AM(UTC)
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When I start monitoring then WebCam Monitor's CPU usage increases and my computer becomes sluggish. What do you suggest?
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Posted : Monday, June 19, 2006 6:58:38 AM(UTC)
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WebCam Monitor continously examines live video frames to detect motion. To reduce the CPU usage, you can try these things:

1. Change the camera settings to use a lower dimension (320 x 240 pixels or lower)
2. Lower the frame rate if your camera supports this feature

For WebCam and DV Cameras, you can change these settings from Camera Properties and Video Properties available under the File menu.

For IP Cameras, you can change these settings from the Tools ] Options ] IP Camera tab. From the IP Camera tab, select the camera for which you want to change the settings and click Edit.
Posted : Thursday, August 3, 2006 7:17:34 AM(UTC)
Joined: 8/1/2006(UTC)
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I had that same problem with my two IC-50 Micro Innovation webcams ($20 at walmart). What caused the problem was one of there applications in the STARTUP (Icatch(VI) SnapDetect). Remove it and the CPU usage will drop 50% or less. I'm sure other webcam mfg have something similar running. Check your 'processes' in the windows task manager.
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