Web cam app configuration

To use live web cam feeds in UpStage, you need to download and install a separate web cam FTP application, and configure it to send your web cam images to the UpStage server. You then create a “web cam avatar” which is the same as a normal avatar, except that its image source is the web cam stream.

At the moment, we recommend the following applications (there are others, but we know that these work):

Once you have installed the appropriate application, you will need to configure it with the settings for the server you are using. These examples show the information used for the main UpStage server (e.g. upstage.org.nz) – if you are using your own server you will need to enter the appropriate information.

Note: you may also wish to install ManyCam (Windows/Mac) – this application allows you to manage multiple web cams, and multiple web cam apps, without running into conflicts. For instance if you are trying to use your web cam in UpStage when you have Skype open, it may not work because Skype has control of the cam. ManyCam overcomes this by either sharing a single cam between apps, or by allowing you to use multiple cams with multiple apps.

Click the images below for larger (readable) screengrabs showing the configuration for each app.

Camstream


Camstream

Camstream


Fwink

Fwink


Evocam FTP settings

Evocam upload settings