How to Use the Video Camera on an Acer Laptop

by C. Taylor
Acer's built in Webcam can record videos in addition to video chatting.

Acer's built in Webcam can record videos in addition to video chatting.

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Certain Acer laptops come with a built-in Webcam called the "Acer Crystal Eye." This Webcam is located in the center of your lid just above your LCD screen. Those models that possess this integrated Webcam also have a program with the same name. This "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam" program allows you to record video through your Webcam and save it on your hard drive.

Step 1

Click "Start," "All Programs," "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam" and click the program shortcut of the same name. This opens up the Webcam where you can see yourself, but it hasn't started recording yet.

Step 2

Click the video camera icon, which is the one second from the left under the video display. This starts recording the video.

Step 3

Click the video camera icon again to stop recording and save your video. You can also delete the video by clicking the clip's thumbnail on the bottom panel and clicking the trashcan icon.

Step 4

Locate the video file on your hard drive in your "My Videos" folder, which can be found inside your "My Documents" folder.

References

  • Acer: Aspire 3810T/3810TZ/3410T Series Quick Guide
  • Acer: Aspire 6930/6930Z Series Quick Guide
  • Acer: Aspire 5740/5740D/5340 Series Quick Guide
  • Acer: Aspire 4935/4735Z Series Quick Guide

About the Author

C. Taylor embarked on a professional writing career in 2009 and frequently writes about technology, science, business, finance, martial arts and the great outdoors. He writes for both online and offline publications, including the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Samsung, Radio Shack, Motley Fool, Chron, Synonym and more. He received a Master of Science degree in wildlife biology from Clemson University and a Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences at College of Charleston. He also holds minors in statistics, physics and visual arts.

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