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  • 4.0 stars

    "Quirks"

    January 30, 2006  |   By versiontracker470

    Version: EvoCam 3.5.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    EvoCam is a solid program, and for that reason I continue to use it. However, it does have its share of quirks and here are a few I have noticed.

    When I have EvoCam set to refresh every five seconds, to save images over SFTP and as a .mov file on the local network, EvoCam does OK for the first day or so. However, as time goes on, EvoCam sometimes degrades to the point where it is taking pictures as infrequently once every 40 seconds (extreme, usually closer to once every 12-20 seconds). This happens when the dedicated computer (15" Pb 1.25 GHz) is doing nothing but running EvoCam.

    Another quirk is EvoCam's startup behavior. If I start EvoCam directly from the Finder, EvoCam opens up blank. That is to be expected. However, if I double-click on a saved EvoCam document EvoCam will open two copies of the document neither of them with the name of the originally saved document. Quitting EvoCam and double-clicking the document opens up an addition copy of the document (three). This number increases every time EvoCam is quit and the file is double-clicked until I manually close each duplicate document.

    This leads to the third and perhaps most frustrating quirk. Trying to close a document in EvoCam calls forth a sheet which gives the user the option to "Hide", "Save", or "Discard" the file. This is infuriating because if I want to hide the document I will use the OS command to do so. If I want to save the document, I also will use the OS to do so. However, EvoCam seems not to know that the document it has cloned in RAM is a copy of an already saved document. What's up with that?

    I also own a copy of the old but venerable Oculus which is much better behaved in terms of user-interaction. EvoCam certainly has its strengths, but it needs some work in terms of user interface. It also is a bit sluggish to gain and lose focus when switching between programs.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Product, Fantastic Support"

    January 22, 2006  |   By rdemaree

    Version: EvoCam 3.5.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I tried this program out and was quite pleased with the options and ease of use so I bought it. I had a second camera, a linksys wireless g, which wasn't supported so I emailed the develeoper and asked about it. Within two days I had an email back asking for access to my camera so they could look at it. Within a week they'd reverse engineered the firmware, found options that I don't think linksys knows about and had a new version of their software that supported it. Now thats what I call support. The webserver is a piece of cake and the other options are great. I highly recommend both the software and the company. It's these kinds of developers that make the mac community what it is.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product, fantastic support"

    January 22, 2006  |   By rdemaree

    Version: EvoCam 3.5.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I purchased evocam and was quite happy with it's ease of use and options. I had two cameras and the second a linksys wireless G wasn't supported. I emailed the developer expecting to either hear nothing or no help. Instead Nick responded right away. He asked for access to my camera and said he'd have a look. Well, sure enough after a week he'd reversed engineered the firmware and found options I don't think linksys knows are there and voila had a new version of the software that worked with my linksys. The built in webserver works easy as can be and it's a great program to build a camera array around.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product, fantastic support"

    January 22, 2006  |   By rdemaree

    Version: EvoCam 3.5.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I purchased evocam and was quite happy with it's ease of use and options. I had two cameras and the second a linksys wireless G wasn't supported. I emailed the developer expecting to either hear nothing or no help. Instead Nick responded right away. He asked for access to my camera and said he'd have a look. Well, sure enough after a week he'd reversed engineered the firmware and found options I don't think linksys knows are there and voila had a new version of the software that worked with my linksys. The built in webserver works easy as can be and it's a great program to build a camera array around.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product, fantastic support"

    January 22, 2006  |   By rdemaree

    Version: EvoCam 3.5.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I purchased evocam and was quite happy with it's ease of use and options. I had two cameras and the second a linksys wireless G wasn't supported. I emailed the developer expecting to either hear nothing or no help. Instead Nick responded right away. He asked for access to my camera and said he'd have a look. Well, sure enough after a week he'd reversed engineered the firmware and found options I don't think linksys knows are there and voila had a new version of the software that worked with my linksys. The built in webserver works easy as can be and it's a great program to build a camera array around.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "simple, effective and very usefull"

    November 21, 2005  |   By paschion

    Version: EvoCam 3.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I have been trying this tool for about an hour. Perfect!
    Very simple, everything works fine.
    The best: it is so powerfull, that I do not want to miss it anymore.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A great webcam program that Irate as almost perfect"

    October 11, 2005  |   By crispinhodges

    Version: EvoCam 3.2

    Pros

    A huge number of features packed into a tiny bit of screen real estate. I think this and Audio Hijack a are the best small developer software for the Mac

    Cons

    I really can't think of anything

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best & easy Webcam App i found !!!!Thx"

    January 14, 2005  |   By holle2

    Version: EvoCam 3.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Well many many thx to the Developer. I use it now for over a Year and i tried also the other once. Belive me; This is the best Webcam Security Software for Mac OS X & 9.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good for non tech guy"

    November 24, 2004  |   By DrRichard--2008

    Version: EvoCam 3.5p1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I'm not the most tech savvy guy around but I was able to get this up and running so I could check my house while traveling. Excellent!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the best out there..."

    September 1, 2004  |   By Kevin Boggs

    Version: EvoCam 3.5p1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I haven't tried the newest version yet but I've done some great stuff with time lapse and motion detection using the earlier versions. With a cheapo USB cam you can set up a killer security system. I have mine set up to send me an email while I'm at work with an attached image whenever motion is detected in my house. So far all I've seen is the cat sitting in my favorite chair. ; ) Hope that's all I ever see.

    If you happen to be a science teacher, you've got to get this app. You can use the time lapse feature to study weather, wildlife, insect metamorphosis, astronomy, plant growth, or just plain 'ol fun. It's a great app and well worth the $$$.

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