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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

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 29.9 x 16.2 x 6.1 cm ; 200 g
  • Shipping Weight: 440 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 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #274,416 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

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.

From the Manufacturer

Live! Cam inPerson HD delivers Skype Certified wide-screen HD 720p Video Conferencing with onboard H.264 processing that reduces the demands on your system, delivering smooth glitch-free video while Auto focus keeps you clearly in the picture. Enjoy headset-free video chat, thanks to four built-in microphones that focus in on the voice and eliminate ambient room noise for exceptional clarity. Snap photos up to 12.0MP with software enhancement and record blogs or videos in 1080p. Live! Central 3 software includes video and audio effects, avatars, desktop sharing features, movie creation, as well as surveillance applications.

Live! Cam inPerson HD Webcam features:

  • 720p high-definition chatting and true HD 1080p video capture.
  • Onboard video processor for live streaming HD video.
  • One-touch video and photo upload to Youtube and Photobucket.
  • Four integrated noise-canceling mics.
  • Creative Live! Central 3 software suite with advanced video and audio effects, Avatars, desktop sharing features, movie creation and surveillance applications.
Creative Live! Cam inPerson HD Webcam
Four integrated noise-cancelling microphones helps you to enjoy clear, crisp audio. View larger

Creative Live! Cam inPerson HD Webcam
Capture, record, edit and share Full HD 1080p quality video.
The Easier Way to Enjoy HD Skype Video Chats

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to enjoy Skype online chats, look no further than the Creative Live! Cam inPerson HD. Simply plug it in and play, with no software installation required. You can also download the free Live! Central 3 Lite software to capture, record, edit and share Full HD 1080p quality video with smaller file sizes via built-in H.264 compression. Then share them on YouTube and Facebook with just one easy click. Videos are captured at a smooth rate of 30 frames per second, and coupled with four built-in noise-canceling microphones, you are always assured of high-quality video playback and clear voice chats.

Sharp, Smooth HD Video Chats

Enjoy sharp 720p HD-quality video captures and smooth playback of up to 30 frames per second. The inPerson HD features onboard H.264 processing, reducing the load on your computer's processor and resulting in faster, glitch-free video.

Four Built-In Noise-Canceling Microphones

You won't need to compete with background noise in order to be heard with four integrated built-in noise-canceling microphones. Enjoy only clear, crisp audio--even without the use of a dedicated headset.

Record 1080p Video

Record video blogs and more with the Live! Cam inPerson HD's ability to capture, record, and edit full HD 1080p-quality video. Share your thoughts with the world by uploading to YouTube and Facebook with a single click.

Just Plug and Chat--It's a Snap

Enjoy all the convenience of plug and chat, and none of the tedious hassle of installing drivers. Simply connect the webcam to your computer and video chat instantly with Skype, Windows Live! Messenger or your favorite IM application.

HD chats are even simpler when you add touchscreen control. Video and photo sharing with the Live! Cam inPerson HD is fast and easy thanks to Live! Central 3 Lite's touchscreen interface (for touchscreen-enabled Windows 7 PCs) that lets you quickly find the file you want. Also, with password-protected parental control, there's no worrying about unauthorized use by your child or anyone else.

The Creative Live! cam Socialize HD AF
The Creative Live! Central 3 software offers one-touch sharing to YouTube and Facebook
One-Click Upload to Facebook, YouTube and Photobucket

A click is all you need to share your favorite HD videos and 12.0MP snapshots with the world. Post them up on Facebook and YouTube easily using the one-click uploading feature from the free and user-friendly Live! Central 3 Lite software. Grab video with the Cam inPerson HD and show the world quickly and easily.

Compatibility and System Requirements

The Live! Cam inPerson HD is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP (Professional x64 Edition and XP with Service Pack 2); Mac OS X 10.5 or higher; and Linux Kernel 2.6. Use of Creative Live! Central 3 software suite requires Windows.

Other system requirements include an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU or better, 2 GB of RAM, a USB 2.0 port, and at least 1Mbps symmetrical (upload and download) bandwidth.

The Live! Cam inPerson HD Webcam is backed by a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

What's in the Box

Creative Labs Live! Cam inPerson HD Webcam, installation CD, multi-language quick start guide, 1-year limited warranty.

Which Creative Labs Live! Cam is Best For You?

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Sensor VGA
(640 x 480)
(640 x 480)
(1280 x 720)
(1280 x 720)
2MP HD 1080p
(1920 x 1080)
Still Image Capture 1.3MP 1.3MP 5.7MP 8 MP 12MP 12MP
Video Image Capture 800 x 600 @ 30fps 800 x 600 @ 30fps 30fps HD (720p) 30fps HD (720p) 30fps HD (1080p) 30fps HD (1080p)
Lens Focusing Fixed Fixed Fixed Auto-focus Auto-focus Auto-focus
Microphone Bundled headset Noise-cancellation Noise-cancellation Noise-cancellation Dual Beam-forming Quad Microphones with
Beam Forming
Parental Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio and Video Effects Yes Yes Yes
Live! Scan Yes Yes
Mobile Streaming Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB Hi-Speed 2.0 Hi-Speed 2.0 Hi-Speed 2.0 Hi-Speed 2.0 Hi-Speed 2.0 Hi-Speed 2.0

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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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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa40a20e4) out of 5 stars 30 reviews
45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5bf39a8) out of 5 stars High Price, Low Quality Aug. 14 2011
By Philip R. Heath - Published on Amazon.com
Vine Customer Review of Free Product
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.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3fdb48c) out of 5 stars 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.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3fdb780) out of 5 stars 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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3fdb528) out of 5 stars Big price. Mediocre video quality. Bloated software. Oct. 14 2011
By DLH - Published on Amazon.com
Vine Customer Review of Free Product
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.
HASH(0xa3fdb5e8) out of 5 stars Average video, great audio, mixed software (great for kids) Oct. 17 2011
By Juniorverse1 - Published on Amazon.com
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I found the video quality on this camera to be quite average. The audio quality is great though. I was previously using a 2 year old Microsoft webcam, and I have been told by people that I Skype with that there definitely is an improvement in the video and audio they are experiencing from my end since switching to this camera. I don't know how the quality compares to other webcams that are out there right now, but I suspect there are better ones at a lower price.

The included Live! Central 3 software is pretty expansive. There are a lot of options for adjusting the video lighting and coloring, as well as panning and zooming. There are also some great noise cancellation and audio focusing options that improve the audio quality even further, depending on your situation and environment. The software also includes lots of fun video affects for the kids, like putting yourself in dopey scenes, or putting glasses and hats on you that automatically track your face. You can also have an "avatar" that tracks your mouth movement and applies it to different characters, like an alien and a cat. Yaay.

There is a streaming video piece to the software that allows you to stream to a mobile device. However, it is developed by a third-party, and anything past their simple free version costs $50-ish (Android price). I couldn't even get it to work because the streamer side that is installed on your computer has a problem, at least when I try it. I go to add my camera, select a name for the camera, and enter a password. The next step is SUPPOSED TO allow you to associate it with your account, but it never shows the field that allows you to enter your account. So I could not even try the mobile streaming because of this. Which is fine, since I find the third-party free version of their software a little questionable when it comes to privacy, security, and encrypted data.

OK video, great audio, useful and fun software (except for the streaming). A bit high on price. Average score.

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