All you need to start is a copy of HandyAvi 3.2 and a USB Webcam
or an NTSC camera and a USB adapter. HandyAvi works with nearly all USB Webcams such as those sold by Logitech (Logitech QuickCam
Pro 4000 for example), Philips (The ToUcam Pro and the SPC 900 NC have been favorites among amateur astronomers), Creative Labs, and others.
ITS EASY! Simply start HandyAvi 3.2 then select the type of movie you want to make (Time-lapse, Motion-detect, Astronomy or Meteor Trail imaging). Then use the control panel that comes up to set up and begin making your movie.
let you speed things up such as flowers opening up or clouds moving in the sky. Use it to see what happens when ice melts. Capture building
construction, sunsets, moon rise, plants growing, bird growing up in a nest... Use HandyAvi with a microscope to show crystal
growth or speed up the movements of an amoeba. Create time-lapse movies showing cell division.
Motion-detect movies let you leave out boring stuff. For example, you could point the webcam at your yard and instead of getting a really LONG movie showing your unchanging yard, you'd get a much shorter movie showing only the things that HAPPENED in your yard, such as a dog or cat walking through. If you were to point the camera at a bird feeder, the movie would only show the scenes where birds were present and moving about. HandyAvi motion-detect is also ideal for surveillance applications.