Chapter 5. Digital Cameras , Camcorders, and Webcams
Before Windows XP's arrival, nobody but hard- core geeks enjoyed connecting digital cameras or video cameras to their PCs. The cameras came packaged with clumsy software, often thrown in as an afterthought. And most older PCs just couldn't handle video's obsessive, 15-pictures-per-second demands for attention.
With Windows XP at the helm, today's fast PCs work almost seamlessly with digital picture and video gear. Microsoft realized both these technologies were moving from geek to consumer, so they built Windows XP to recognize most digital cameras and camcorders as soon as you plug them into your PC.
This chapter explains how to perform the following tasks on your PC: