New web cam



  • I needed to get a new web cam for traveling purposes this week, so I ran into a local Best Buy (yeah I know ..) and pretty well grabbed the first one that met all of my buzz words. (Portable, with a travel case and also with a stand). I ended up with a logitech web cam.

    I just unpacked it and installed it and noted some WTFs. First .. It does come with a travel case. But the case is sized for just the camera and its USB cord. If I want the stand to come along then I have to pack it separately. Second, when installing the Logictech software, it came up with a screen of two options for me to choose from via a set of radio buttons - Install with or without Logitechs Vid software (seems to be their version of skype). I chose "without". The next screen confirms your choice with a set of checkboxes .. including one for "Vid" that was checked - Insistent bastards aren't they! Third .. this camera supposedly has autofocus .. I have no idea how this is meant to work. All I know is that I spent 5 minutes looking at a blurry picture of myself while I tried to convince the damn thing to focus on me. It only seemed to work again after I changed camera resolutions.

    There are probably more WTFs, but I haven't had time to discover them yet



  •  The camera's fine.  You're the one that's out of focus.



  •  Dude. Stop underlining things that aren't links.

    You're making baby Nielsen cry.



  • @OzPeter said:

    All I know is that I spent 5 minutes looking at a blurry picture of myself while I tried to convince the damn thing to focus on me.
    The autofocus is fine, you're just not standing at the right distance.



  • @da Doctah said:

     The camera's fine.  You're the one that's out of focus.

     

    So OP is Bigfoot?



  • @mott555 said:

    @da Doctah said:

     The camera's fine.  You're the one that's out of focus.

     

    So OP is Bigfoot?

    I may wear I a US size 12 shoe, but I assure you that I am not Big Foot.



  • I hear we have an expert on digital video on this very forum.



  •  @frits said:

    I hear we have an expert on digital video on this very forum.

    Shhh. Or he'll hear you and come in here. It has happened before.



  • @PSWorx said:

     [quote user="frits"]

    I hear we have an expert on digital video on this very forum.

    Shhh. Or he'll hear you and come in here. It has happened before.

    [/quote]

    I really doubt Candlejack checks every th-


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    Did someone say Candlejac-



  • @OzPeter said:

    @mott555 said:

    @da Doctah said:

     The camera's fine.  You're the one that's out of focus.

     

    So OP is Bigfoot?

    I may wear I a US size 12 shoe, but I assure you that I am not Big Foot.

    Seen any mysterious video tapes recently?



  •  Candlejack is like the opposite of Spect-


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