Using The Video Calling System with Skype
To install the latest version of Skype, please click on the link below and follow the setup instructions.
When you click on the above link, click on the "download now" button as highlighted below:
You will be brought to another page where you can choose the version - Skype for Windows will already be selected. Once again, please click on the "download now" button as high lighted below:
Follow the next steps shown below:
Once the Skype software has downloaded, left click on the Run button as outlined in red below.
After that, a Skype install window will appear. You will have to check the box outlined in red to say that "Yes, I accept the EULA and I have read the Privacy Statement".
Next, click on the "Install" button.
After you have installed your Messenger Service, let's go preview your camera with it.
First you'll need to go to "Tools" and then "Options":
Next, select "Video (BETA)" and choose "X10 Webcam" from the drop down menu under "Select Webcam" option.
Click the "Test Webcam" button. You should see an image previewed within the Skype "Webcam Test" window, as well as another image previewed within the "X10 Camera Control" window. The X10 window may directly overlay the Skype window in some instances.
It is easy to distinguish between the 2 preview panes - the X10 window will display virtual pan and tilt control arrows while the Skype window will not.
Click on the "Close" button in the Skype "Webcam Test" window and both preview panes should close.
Last, click on the "Save" button in the Skype Options tab for Video (BETA).
Note that in the "Video (BETA)" tab you can also select to Start my Video Automatically when you are in a call.
Also, you can choose your preferences to "Automatically receive video" from "No one, People in my Contact List, or Anyone Who I allow to call me."
Creating Your World View
- Launch the X10 Video Calling System Program.
- Clear the room of people (yourself included), pets, and any objects you don't want seen in the WorldView.
- Click the scan button on the software window, as seen above.
- After approximately four minutes the scan will be complete and your WorldView will be captured.