The Minimum Technology You Need To Be a Camgirl 2019 Edition

January 20, 2019 0 Comments 1012 Views

This 2019 guide (our 2015 guide was here) will give you an idea of the minimum specs (specifications) you need in order to webcam at a basic level and will also include a guide to high end systems.

 

Webcamming success can be influenced by these technological factors:

  1. Your computer setup.
  2. Lighting (guide here)
  3. Internet speed
  4. The webcam itself

If all four conditions are met then you have the foundation to start making money from webcamming. If you only meet the min spec, expect the minimum amount of return also, which is fine, use your starting money to re-invest and it will pay off big time.

 

Min spec needed:

  1. Computer specs –
  2. Lighting – nothing specialised needed, just a lamp or a ceiling light.
  3. Internet speed – 2 mbps upload speed
  4. The webcam itself – a built in camera to your laptop or a very cheap webcam is fine.

 

High end system:

  1. Computer specs –
  2. Lighting – nothing specialised needed, just a lamp or a ceiling light.
  3. Internet speed – The acceptable Internet speed for basic HD streaming is 5Mbps, and if you go all the way up to 4K streaming, or ultra HD, your bandwidth should start at 25Mbps.
  4. The webcam itself – HD webcam – be careful though – full guide on them below.Understanding your computer:

I have read alot of computer spec guides for webcammers in past, you can always tell the person who wrote it doesnt understand what they are writing (copy and paste job) because of some inclusions they have, eg the hard drive. A quick search for guides will bring back many people “recommending” different computers, usually from amazon, this is because they get paid if you buy one and they really dont care which one you buy. As you can see on our site, we have no affiliate links to make you buy from certain places and as such we can give you the exact information you need not based on which ever site gives us the most commission.

 

Min spec streaming:

Computer processor: Any

Operating system Windows XP

RAM: 2GB

Harddrive: Any

Internet: 600kbs

Camera: Any

Basically, any computer with any camera on nearly any internet can start webcamming. But you’ll want to upgrade asap to increase your earnings.

Streaming in HD:

Stream in Basic HD Stream in HD720
Computer Processor An i5 or i7 processor (or equivalent) A Quad-core i5 or i7 processor, 4th gen (or newer) with at least 2.10 GHz (or equivalent). For Laptops, look for “HQ,” “MQ,” or “QM” in the model name.
RAM 4GB RAM 8GB RAM
Harddrive 1GB or more available hard drive space.
Internet Upload speed above 2 MBPS Upload speed above 25 MBPS
Camera Resolution of 640×360 or 640×480 or higher. Driver should be up to date. Resolution of 1280×720 or higher and at least 30fps. Driver should be up to date.

 

For your internet, you can check the speed by googling “internet speed test” and google will provide a test at the top of the results, just click Run Test. You most important tip for the internet is to use a wired connection, its when you have a cable (ethernet cable) running from your computer directly to your router/modem), this will give you the best internet possible at all times. Ethernet cables are inexpensive, as low as £5 for 20 metres on Amazon.

 

Which webcam?

After you have juiced up your system, the webcam itself is very important. When it comes to cameras, buy the best you can afford at the start, make some money camming then upgrade to the ultimate. There are many many webcams and alot say HD, but do they send an HD signal? Chances are no, especially on low end models. A webcam just like computers have multiple specifications you have to look at to determine its quality, from resolution to frames per second, data rate and low light sensitivity.

At the minimum any camera will do, if you wish to enter high end but not break the bank then its the “Logitech, C920 HD” you need to invest in, around £55 but it will last you a lifetime and earn you thousands in return. If you wish just to head into high end webcams get the Logitech Brio, now your talking Ultra HD! Google any of these cameras and find the best deal available.

 

Final tip is, close all un-necessary programs, anti virus scanning, music player, youtube etc. You would be surprised how much resources these cam take up in the background.

 

Ask any questions you wish below and we’ll get back to you.

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