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Engage in smooth and sharp HD video chats!
Live! Cam Connect HD gives you smooth, full-screen HD video chats, thanks to its powerful onboard video processor. Skype certification lets you make calls in HD 720p* quality and up to 30 fps without affecting image quality and compromising your system resources. The LiquidCrystal auto focus lens keeps you in the picture clearly and a noise-canceling microphone removes background noise, letting you enjoy crystal-clear voice chats. Live! Central 3 software features fun-to-use video and voice effects, parental control, plus surveillance software to monitor your home, kids and business remotely from your mobile phone and PC.
* Requires Windows OS, Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 1 Mbps symmetrical bandwidth or higher.
Enjoy smooth 720p HD-quality video capture and playback of up to 30 frames per second. With Skype certification, you are assured of the best Skype video calling experience in HD 720p video quality.
An onboard H.264 encoder enables dedicated video compression and frees up CPU utilization, resulting in smooth HD 720p video streaming at up to 30 frames per second, letting you enjoy fluid, lag-free video streaming over Skype.
The LiquidCrystal auto focus lens uses patented technology to transform a simple liquid crystal cell into a variable focus lens, without introducing mechanical noise that might be picked up by the webcam's microphone.
Eliminate background sounds for clearer voice chats with the noise-canceling microphone.
Creative's Live! Central 3 comes with integrated surveillance software to help you monitor your home, kids and business remotely from your mobile phone and PC.
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Uses Far Less Resources And Skypes BeautifullyMay 19, 2012
By Rick L. Parrish
This little jewell is just sitting there amongst the better knowns glittering away and I want to call some attention to it!!! The big selling point here is the onboard processing chip. The advent of High Definition in Skyping has sorely taxed many a users computer system and given less than steller results. Since most of the processing required to display a crisp 720p image to your family and friends (and face it who needs the wrinkle and wart revealing microscopic examination of 1080p???) 720 is good enough to make you and your environs look great without too much detail to give away the game, adding an onboard processor immediately translates into much more fluid camera operation in Skype mode and better picture and sound overall. It's Skype certified and has auto focusing (that works) and a noise cancelling microphone to make the conversation clear and distinct. It costs less than the competition and does the job without a lot of bells and whistles. There are millions of us I know who don't want the camera to phone home or update our facebook page just Skype us a decent conversation that looks good and sounds good. This Creative Live! Cam accomplishes that while freeing up the processing in your own computer to handle other things. I had a usb problem with the first one they sent me and Creative promptly replaced it overnight in a show of some of the best customer service I've experienced in this field (try microsoft or logitech if you want nightmares). I cannot recommend this cam highly enough. From fluid 720p skyping with software with plenty of sfx that feature cool video and voice effects and stunning single camera pictures...not to mention that it can be used as a surveillance system for your home or busines too...this baby does it all at a price that won't break the bank!!
Works well with SkypeMay 01, 2013
I only use this to Skype and not very often. However, the times I've used it I was very impressed. The picture is clear and crisp and even though there are far more superior cameras out there, the 720p is perfectly adaquete for simple needs like webchat. Setup was fairly simple as well and have had no problems with it for the many months that I've owned it. The price could be better and I'm surprised it's still as high as it is. I wish it were a bit smaller but that is just a minor quibble.
Easy setup and nice for skypeSep 10, 2012
By Jerry Helsing
My parents live 900 miles away from me which makes it hard for them to see my kids growing up. With this camera my parents can skype with the kids and watch them growing up when neither of us are able to travel to visit. With the 720P HD picture, it allows everyone to see a crystal clear picture. The next best thing to being there. As for setup, it was pretty much plug and play so way easy install. It is small so it fits nicely in the laptop case and it sits nice on a flat surface so I have no problem with where to put it. All in all, I recommend this camera at least for Skype.
Creative Live! Cam ConnectAug 23, 2012
If you have used Skype or other video calling/conferencing features long, you soon realize that built-in web cams in many laptops just don't cut it. Some of them do fairly well with video quality, but then lack audio quality. The Creative live! Cam Connect featured 720p video and noise cancelling features. The Connect version of Creative's lineup is a camera priced in the middle range and offers features that take your video calling up a notch or two.
Installation was simple and you are up and going in just a matter of minutes. I used the camera with Yahoo, Skype, and Lync. It performed well on all three platforms (although honestly, you should not have trouble on any platform as long as your camera gets installed properly on your computer). The video quality was very good and on par with other cameras in the middle range. The auto-focus was good as well. Like many cameras, sometimes it can get confused and stutter for a moment, but generally speaking I was pleased with the focusing of the Connect cam. While video was good, I found the audio to be a little below average. While the noise cancelling did remove some background noise, the microphone picked up audio from all over the room, not just from the front of the camera.
Overall, the Creative Live! Cam Connect is a decent camera that offers some advanced quality that many built-in webcams lack. Video: 4/5. Audio: 3/5. Overall: 4/5
Okay....Jun 08, 2012
I have used a number of webcams, I don't pretend to know all the technical jargon, but I do know when something works, and when it doesn't and generally how to fix the problems.
I had multiple problems with this camera, one, being one with the camera itself, in that, I don't like the wide angle, if I stand up, it's really hard to get my whole body in the picture, which most of what I use my cameras for is shooting dancing videos for practice, so I need to be able to see my whole body, at least most of the time, on top of being very laggy, even for a webcam.
The video quality itself was pretty good, though the mic that it has on it is pretty sub par, and the software that comes with it really slows the camera down, a lot.
This is advertized as being good for skype, well, I had so many problems with this camera trying to even get it to work on skype i gave up, it just wouldn't work, I am sure I will sit down again soon and give it another go, but I got very frustrated in general just trying to get the video to even work on this camera for skype.
I also did not find the interface for the software very user friendly, and had issues being able to figure out how to do much of anything, which is a lot of the reason I had so many issues with this camera.
This is just not a camera i would recommend, at all, its just so buggy.
God Bless ~Amy
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