Article ID : 00011118 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

How to set up and use the Arcsoft WebCam Companion software with the Motion Eye camera on my VAIO computer.

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Follow these steps to set up and use the Arcsoft® WebCam Companion™ software with the Motion Eye® camera.

IMPORTANT:

  • Before beginning this procedure, to ensure that the Sony® Visual Communication Camera driver is up to date and properly installed, download and install the latest Sony Visual Communication Camera Driver update. Downloads are posted on your model support page.
  • Some VAIO® computers that have the built-in Motion Eye camera also shipped with the Arcsoft WebCam Companion software pre-installed. If the Arcsoft WebCam Companion software is already installed on your computer, start this procedure at step 3.

NOTES:

  • To determine if your computer shipped with the Arcsoft WebCam Companion software, check the computer Marketing Specifications. Manuals are posted on your model support page.
  • This procedure includes images and is written with the assumption that the Arcsoft WebCam Companion 3 software is being used. If you are using an older version of the Arcsoft WebCam Companion software the steps and images may be slightly different.
  1. Download and install the Arcsoft WebCam Companion software from the Arcsoft Web site.
  2. Once the Arcsoft WebCam Companion software installation procedure is complete, restart the computer.
  3. Click the Start button, click All Programs, click Arcsoft WebCam Companion, and then click WebCam Companion.

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  4. In the Arcsoft WebCam Companion window, click the Capture icon.

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  5. In the Arcsoft WebCam Companion - Capture window, the camera image will appear and allow the capture of still or full motion video clips.

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    NOTE: If you need further assistance with the software, from within a Arcsoft WebCam Companion window, on the menu bar, click Extras and then click Application Help.