Jan 222010

This week’s tip is way cool!  And, it’s so easy. We have so much capability in our laptop computers these days – like that little video camera built right in to the lid. You should see it staring at you when you’re using your computer.


But … how do you use it? Picasa makes it OH-SO-EASY, just click one button and you can start talking into the camera. Click another button to stop it, then a third to upload it to youtube. Watch the free 2 minute video below to see exactly how its done.

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Need to learn the basics?  Check out our ‘Beginner’s Guide to Picasa’ complete with  show-me videos.

  9 Responses to “Taking Video with your Laptop’s Camera”

  1. Why can’t I upload my video to Youtube? You have recommended Youtube upload, but I don’t. I don’t have Windows 7. Can that be the problem?

  2. this talking video is not working

  3. thanks chris …your suggestion helped me lot..i love you

  4. well… i din’t have a laptop,its a netbook will it work on my netbook to record direct from my pc..
    any sugesstions plz…!

  5. I just ran across your tutorial on webcams and Picasa. I am using a Mac Book Pro, 10.6.8 and I don’t see the webcam icon on Picasa. Does Picasa recognize built in webcams or is this a Mac issue.
    My webcam is functioning with Youtube and Photo Booth.
    Any ideas

    • I don’t see why it wouldn’t work on a Mac, but I don’t have one available to test. Do you have the latest version of Picasa?

  6. Does the Beginers Guide to Picasa cover the newest edition of Picasa?

  7. Chris, this is a great one! Would never have guess that it was there.

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