How to configure and use the built-in camera.
Two applications, ArcSoft® WebCam Companion™ 2 and ArcSoft Magic-i™ Visual Effects, are available to operate the built-in camera on VAIO® computers that shipped with the Windows Vista® operating system.
IMPORTANT: This information applies only to computers using the operating systems listed below this article in the Applicable Products and Categories section.
- Not all computers have a built-in camera. To determine if your computer has a built-in camera, check the computer specifications. Manuals are posted on your model support page.
- If the camera is not functioning properly, download and install the original or updated Sony® Visual Communication driver. Downloads are posted on your model support page.
Both applications can be opened from the All Programs menu.
The ArcSoft WebCam Companion 2 software includes the following features:
- Image capture
- Record video
- Motion detection
NOTE: Help files are available from within the application by clicking Help on the menu bar, and then Application Help.
The ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects software includes the following features:
- Face tracking
- Frame overlays
- Image themes
NOTE: Help files are available from within the application by clicking the question mark (?) icon on the menu bar.