By the definition web cams are intended for videoconferences. The main task is to quickly transfer the picture which will be compressed and sent to the abonent. Now we are not talking about specific requirements for image quality and their ownstorage devices. All appointments of the web cam is to grasp the image and give it further. But sometimes we need to save the image or video from the webcam. Therefore, it will be useful to have on hand a software with this feature. The most simple and fast way is to use standard Windows Movie Maker. In Windows Vista/7 it is Movie Maker Live. Choose File> Record video and there choose the web cam for video capture. When we speak about video recording software from the web cam it is necessary to mention media combine VirtualDub. To record a video from the web cam choose File-Capture AVI. You will see that the menu and the window in general has changed. Now it is necessary to specify the program where to keep video. File – Set capture file (F2). We enter a file name. Now it is possible to record. How? F5 – to begin record, Esc – to finish. Especially inquisitive people can choose video format in menu Video – Set custom format. But also options on-default are quite adequate. Another program to record video from a webcam that can be considered as the best in the given review is Altarsoft Video Capture. The program is intended to capture video and images from various devices (web camera, screen, or Internet pages) and their saving on a disk in the set format. To record video from your webcam, choose the necessary parameters similar and press button Capture on the right below. I wish to warn that the program can badly work on Windows Vista/7. But it is necessary to try.