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Creative Live! Cam InPerson Webcam


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  • Full HD 1080p video capturing at up to 30 frames per second enabling smooth HD video capture and playback
  • Wide-angled glass lens with auto focus delivers better image quality and more image in the frame
  • Skype HD certified
  • Live! Central 3 software allows you to create movies, add special effects, share media and collaborate online
  • Other bundled features: business card scanning software, H.264 decoder, Vitamin D Security Software and Mobile Cam Streamer
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 29.9 x 16.2 x 6.1 cm ; 431 g
  • Shipping Weight: 998 g
  • Item model number: 73VF072000000
  • ASIN: B0040X3EG0
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Dec 10 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #139,336 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Now with Live! Cam InPerson 1080, you have the flexibility to use this webcam easily on your desktop or laptop computer. Create and share videos (publicly or privately) at 1080 full HD resolution and this webcam is fully Skype HD certified. Features H.264 compression at 1080p, which means fast frame rate streaming of 30fps at HD resolution during video conferencing preventing jerky video or pausing. The precision glass wide-angle lens with auto focus means you will enjoy superb clarity and image quality when in use and even in dim lighting conditions such as hotel lobby. The built-in stereo, beam forming microphone has ultra-precise noise cancelling to help you come across clearly. The included ZiiMeet video conferencing software will allow for free PC-to-PC HD video calls. Other specifications include: 2MP sensor, 30fps HD (1080p) with HW encofing video image capture, picture resolution up to 12 MP with software enhancements, AF lens focus, dual beam forming microphone, parental controls, video and audio fx, Live! Scan, Mobile Streaming and connects via Hi-Speed USB 2.0.

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Be it chatting with friends or having business discussions from miles away, you no longer have to tolerate video calls that lag and freeze. The Creative Live! Cam inPerson HD is our first Skype-certified webcam offering you smoother and brilliant high-definition (HD) video calls* in HD 720p clarity, thanks to onboard processing that reduces the need to utilize all of your CPU power. Besides Skype, you can also communicate over other compatible instant messaging applications.

With Live! Cam inPerson HD, enjoy razor-sharp widescreen HD 1080p-quality video and up to 12-megapixel^ still snapshots too. In the boardroom or your dorm, look and sound your best because of auto focus capability and four built-in microphones which digitally eliminate ambient noise. To add spice to video chats, bundled Live! Central 3 software offers audio and visual effects, avatars, as well as movie creation and surveillance applications.


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Was worried as I read some very negative video quality reviews AFTER I ordered this. Audio quality is great and so is the video quality (compared to my dusty MS 4:3 webcam). By far it is the nicest looking industrial design of camera, sleek and flush. Good if you have a centered monitor that you sit in front off. Has a nifty facial recognition auto tracking feature, where the camera can follow you. Was really active on first test call, then less active on a later call. LOL maybe the software is learning.
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41 of 46 people found the following review helpful
High Price, Low Quality Aug. 14 2011
By Philip R. Heath - Published on Amazon.com
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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I think that the video much more telling than anything I could write. I am very disappointed in the quality of the video this webcam records, and I cannot recommend it - especially given its rather high cost. Give the Logitech Webcam C310 a try instead.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Big price. Mediocre video quality. Bloated software. Oct. 14 2011
By D. Hentze - Published on Amazon.com
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Usually you get what you pay for, but in the case of the "Creative Live! Cam InPerson HD Webcam", you sure don't. My old Creative Cam is several years old. It cost less than $50, has just as good video quality if not better, and is a fraction of the size of this 9" webcam. Out of the box, the Creative Live! Cam InPerson HD Webcam was easy to install, although the included bloated software did take several minutes to install. Getting this huge webcam in an acceptable viewing angle on top of my 22" monitor was a chore. After installing the software, a "check for updates" came up with a driver update, and an update to the "Live! Central 3" software. To give you an idea how bloated the software is, the update was over 400MB. Once everything was installed and updated, I put the camera to the test. What a disappointment. Even in my well lit office, video was grainy, and the camera had trouble maintaining focus. I tried manually changing the cam's settings in an attempt to improve the video quality. Nothing I could do made a major difference. PQ is just mediocre at best. At his price point, this is unacceptable. If this was a $30 webcam, it would be acceptable, but not at well over $100. If you're looking for a high quality webcam, this isn't it. It produces noisy mediocre video. For less than 1/2 the price, you can find cam's that will outperform the "Creative Live! Cam InPerson HD Webcam". Look elsewhere.

Edit: 12/2011
The current price of the Creative Live! Cam InPerson HD Webcam has dropped from $140, to $79.99. This price point is much more acceptable, but it still does not diminish the cam's mediocre performance.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Poor quality, unjustified price, huge size....don't recommend July 9 2011
By Janis The Cook - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this camera as a replacement for Logitech c910. It is rather expensive for a webcam, but i depend on this technology for my work, where I video conference a lot, so I thought an extra $80 or so, when compared to other webcams might be worth it. When it arrived I was immediately surprised by its HUGE size. it is easily 3 times bigger than the logitech. Since I use it with my desktop I really didn't care and it mounted on my 24" monitor fine. However it became instantly obvious that this camera is just not as good as the logitech - the angle of the lens is not as wide, so it really zooms in on my face, instead of showing the space around me. The quality seems low compared to the logitech, and even though this camera claims HD support in skype and logitech doesn't, all 3 skype callers I tested it with said that logitech was a clear winner when it came to quality of video and sound. So I am back to my old camera, which costs 1/2 the price, takes up 1/3 of the space, and work much better. I have always liked creative and used to own a number of sound cards made by them, but as far as I am concerned this product is a flop.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Great sound -- TERRIBLE picture quality July 29 2011
By Paukenwirbel - Published on Amazon.com
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Overall, I must say I'm highly disappointed with this webcam, though it does have some good features that perform well. Perhaps I got a lemon, but all I can do is judge what I have received, and if this is representative of the quality level of this unit, Creative really needs to take it back to the drawing board.

The GOOD --
* The 4 noise-cancelling microphones (and integrated hardware and software to do this) perform admirably. I have NO complaints on sound quality.
* The bundled "Live! Central 3" software performs well, gives one a good preview of what one is going to see, or what the other person will see on Skype, offers a fair number of useful "tweaks" to the image and sound, and it has performed without any negative incidents on my computer (see bottom of review for my computer specs).
* The mount design is fairly stable and sits nicely and steadily on either my 23" or 19" monitor. Good configurability in the design.
* Seems to work seamlessly with Skype, though at a sub-par quality level for the optics (see below).

The BAD --
* This is a TERRIBLY noisy, grainy camera. Knowing a bit about optics (I'm a DSLR enthusiast with thousands of dollars of gear and about 3 years experience with two Nikon prosumer camera bodies and many pro-level lenses, I know and use Adobe Lightroom, DxO, and Photomatix, the latter for HDR work of course), I figured the problem was low-light noise on such a small camera since my current office for my business is in my basement -- I have two 75W lights just over my head, and I thought that might be too little illumination for that camera. So, I brought in a 300W halogen torchiere to place next to my desk, and, if anything, the noise is far worse. The optical noise is frankly nasty and completely unacceptable.
* Autofocus of poor quality as well. It never seems quite IN focus, so I switched over to manual focus, using the slider in the bundled software, and I can't EVER get the image in focus. And, no, I don't have "soft focus" turned on. The optics just seem to be of VERY low quality.
* Zoom -- this feature is nice, though it does hunt around a bit to center on one's face, but the problem is that even though it's 1080P HD, the camera can't zoom out enough to take advantage of that resolution. So, it's almost impossible to have the camera center on my face unless I place the camera way off-center on the monitor, and that's just silly because my face is a full 24-26 inches back from the camera. In optical terms, there's just an unacceptably narrow Field of View. I don't see how this camera could be of much use for home surveillance while away or for any videographic purpose.
* My testing even started out badly when I Plug-n-Prayed the camera, as instructed -- doing so disabled my keyboard drivers and made the keyboard inoperable. Upon restart, my computer straightened that out, but it wasn't an auspicious beginning.
* Even on optimal quality (largest file size), the hardware and software compression render a completely useless (to me at least) image/video stream that's best described as "smudgy."

My conclusion is that this camera is very poorly designed, with the exception of the audio quality, and I think there are MUCH better choices out there for much less money.

My system -- Dell XPS8300 with Intel CORE i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (3.80GHz Turbo), 12GB RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, ATI Radeon HD 5700, THX TruStudio Certified Sound Card, ViewSonic VX1940w 19" Wide 2ms High-Res 1680x1050 LCD Monitor - DVI, and ViewSonic VP2365WB 23-Inch IPS LCD Monitor.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Super Bulky Nov. 22 2011
By Alan Manning - Published on Amazon.com
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I thought that this camera would be the best ever based on all the features and the price, but I was wrong.The installation took more than a few minutes to complete because after the software is installed the system will search for updates and download those updates. It takes forever. Once the installation is finished everything seems to move very quickly IF you have Windows 7.
The image is below my expectations. I thought it was the type of light in my room so I moved to the sun room and the quality of the image remained very grainy. I changed the settings with no results.
The kinetic feature is horrible, the camera would not be able to maintain focus unless you would not move at all.I am so frustrated with the performance of this device, it was a complete waste of money. I went back to my old Logitech webcam and have absolutely no problems.

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