ContaCam is a simple tool for creating your very own video surveillance mechanism. This application can turn a webcam into a motion detection camera with customized alerts. It can monitor the area within camera view, and auto-start recording once it detects motion. The recorded cam videos can then be saved in AVI or Flash video formats. Additionally, you can also upload the video to an FTP server or send it via email. ContaCam is also capable of capturing still images at regular intervals, and creates a thumbnail history log, which can be remotely accessed. Other than video surveillance, ContaCam can also function as a DVR for manual recording and scheduling on-demand recording. ContaCam supports numerous advanced configuration options, including customizable detection zones, snapshot editing, various video settings, detection scheduling, network based streaming, audio recording, and the like. ContaCam is capable of supporting Webcams, WDM, DV and other devices.
You can begin detecting your attached camera/devices by selecting a scanning option from the File menu. The available options include Scan Single and Scan to Tiff/PDF/Email, among others.
Once the camera is detected, the recording can be instantly initiated.
You can adjust brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, gamma, backlight, zoom, exposure, pan, roll, light and flip the camera input image from Preferences. Other settings can be configured from the drop down menus located on the main interface, including the Network menu, which provides options for network based streaming, and the Tools menu, which enables merging and joining AVI files and managing logging options.
ContaCam works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.