Why doesn't Zone Trigger find my
webcam software can automatically connect to the first webcam it sees,
but this isn't good enough for Zone Trigger. Since every camera can be
configured to do something specific, it needs to be sure it has the
Every USB connection
has a "path". If you use a USB hub, this creates more paths. Two
connected cameras of the exact same model may have the same name, but
have different paths. Zone Trigger uses the camera path instead of
their names, as this is a much safer way to avoid camera conflicts.
I use my digital camera as a webcam?
if the camera came with webcam drivers. Most digital cameras will not
act as webcams, even if they have a USB connection.
Canon Powershot cameras may be used via the PS-Remote
software, which interfaces the camera with Zone Trigger. When
adding a new camera, choose an "Other" device and select "Breeze
Systems PS-Remote software". If PS-Remote is currently
running, connected to a camera and set to "Motion Detection",
you can get video from it. Every Hot Spot trigger will result in the
camera taking a picture.
Trigger is slow and takes up a lot of resources. What can I do?
capture is expensive.
-You can lower the
capture frame rate in the settings.
-Some webcams are
faster than others.
usually provides a better frame rate for most webcams.
-You can lower the image resolution in the Video Settings.
Zone Trigger support IP cameras?
Zone Trigger can
stream jpg images from any IP camera (or website) that provide access
to its jpg. When connecting a camera in Zone Trigger, choose
"IP cam" and enter the URL for the jpg.
Note: Not just the URL for the camera; Zone Trigger needs the full path
to a jpg or mjpeg file.
Webcam Zone Trigger record sound?
Yes. When Webcam
Zone Trigger is connected to a camera, add sound input by
clicking on the "add sound" button in the Video Settings tab. Zone
Trigger can also listen to this sound
source to produce more triggers. See the product's documentation for
Zone Trigger support multi cameras?
Yes, the Pro edition
of Webcam Zone Trigger can support many cameras. If you are
currently using the standard edition, you can visit the web store to
purchase an upgrade license. Make sure you have downloaded the latest
version of Zone Trigger before upgrading.
Can I change the
Yes. Go to the Video
Settings on the main window. The lowest supported resolution is 320x240.
Note that some video input cannot be resized. Images from IPcam or
video files, for example.
I buy Zone Trigger and a new version comes out later, will I have to
You will not have to
pay twice. Upgrading will always be free for products in the same line
and category. However, if you purchased a Standard edition and would
like to upgrade to a Pro edition, you might have to purchase an upgrade
license. With an upgrade license, you need to first enter the standard
license, and then enter the upgrade license in the software.
big Hot Spots less sensitive than small ones?
slider selects a percentage of motion within a hot spot to make it
trigger. So for the same sensitivity, more motion is required for a
larger Hot Spot.
Zone Trigger acts erratic, or crashes.
What can I do?
First, make sure you
have the latest version of Zone Trigger installed on your computer. You
can see the version number in the About box of the Help menu.
Next, make sure that you have the latest drivers for you camera, or the
latest version of Direct-X installed on your computer.Here is a link to the Window Media
9 page, if you want to update your system.
In case the program suffers from corrupted files
because of a computer crash, you can always "reset" the software by
holding down the Shift key on your keyboard while Zone Trigger is
starting. This will prevent from loading the settings and will give you
a clean environment.
Can I have
smaller .avi files?
size depends on the selected video codec (Settings Dialog,
Video Recording). Video codecs may vary from one computer
can download and install additional codecs. We recommend the Xvid codec
- it's fast and provides very small file size while maintaining an
excellent video quality. Enter the keywords "xvid download codec" into
your preferred search engine, or download from http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/ . For
best results when using the Xvid codec, Configure it so that in the
"Quality Preset" option "Motion search precision" is set to "None" and
"VHQ" mode is set to "Off"