Is there a infrared night vision webcam that is compatible with Windows 8.1?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras, Webcams and Scanners' started by RudyL90, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. RudyL90

    RudyL90 New Member

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    Hi there,

    I am searching for a infrared night vision webcam, preferably with an in-built microphone, that is compatible with Windows 8.1.
    The purpose of the webcam is to record my movements and sounds during sleep.
    It would be nice if there was a program that can set the frame rate of the webcam of for instance 1 fps, more is not necessary.

    On the internet I read about building one yourself, by simply removing the IR filter from an old webcam. Those old webcams are unfortunately not compatible with Windows 8.1. And I am not eager to open a new webcam, as new webcams are often more expensive. Furthermore, you have to create a good IR light source.

    Does anyone know a suitable webcam? As a poor student, I like to not pay too much.

    Thank you for your help in advance.

    Regards,
    Rudy
     
  2. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure any webcam would work with Windows 8.

    ebay has some, but a lot are from China and when I have ordered from China sometimes it took a month for delivery. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=infrared+webcam&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&_udlo=&_udhi=&_ftrt=901&_ftrv=1&_sabdlo=&_sabdhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=15&_stpos=75217&_sargn=-1%26saslc%3D1&_fsradio2=%26LH_LocatedIn%3D1&_salic=1&LH_SubLocation=1&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=50

    Another option is just look on ebay for a JVC digital camcorder. JVC seems to include a time lapse option in all their models. They have done this since VHS-C. Shouldn't set you back as much as maybe $60. But its not infra red.

    Black and white CCD cameras see IR and you can connect that to a video input PCI card on the computer with software. CCD cameras can be found for next to nothing on ebay as well. I have one the size of a quarter.
     

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