Many of the newer cameras are UVC, (Universal Video Class) compatible.
This means the camera can use standard drivers which are built-in to your operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Linix) and you don't have to install the drivers that come with the camera.
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Webcams come in all shapes and sizes, and vary from basic models to more complicated ones that come with extra gadgets such as motion detectors. Make sure that the one you choose has a built-in microphone if you want to use your webcam for chatting to friends and relatives.
Step 3: Make sure you have everything to hand that you’ll need to complete your installation.
Software and Drivers Once you have your camera, you then have a choice to make; whether to install the software and drivers that come with the camera or not.
A driver is a special piece of software that allows your computer to communicate with the camera.