You probably make a video call in good lighting most of the time. When you do with a Logitech webcamâ€”thanks to Fluid Crystalâ€”your video will look smooth and sharp, rich and clear.
But sometimes good lighting can be tricky to get right. With Fluid Crystal, bad lighting wonâ€™t stop you from making a good video call. Making a video call in a low-light living room? Have a bright kitchen window behind you? Donâ€™t worry.
Fluid Crystal gives you what you need to make your video calls (and recorded videos) better.
Smoother video motion, without annoying choppiness, in real-world conditions
Sharper pictures, so your videos will look more detailed, more real, more true to life
Richer colors, so youâ€™ll look more natural during a video call (and when you record a video or take a pic)
Clearer sound, so youâ€™ll sound more natural, too And itâ€™s now in every Logitech webcam.*
(* Requires installation of included software.)
Not your average webcam
The quality of your video call depends in part on the quality of your webcam. Even if the lighting, the connection and the computers involved are ideal (and no one moves around much), any old webcam can make video calling a frustrating experience. And most of the time people use their webcams in less-than-perfect situations. Other webcams (for example, the one built into your laptop) try to adjust for poor lightingâ€”but can produce choppy video, muted color and fuzzy images.
We know that in the real world you donâ€™t have a fancy Hollywood production crew lighting your video call. You shouldnâ€™t have to. Weâ€™ve done it for you.
We tune each of our webcam componentsâ€”from the lens stack to the frame rate to the color saturation ratioâ€”so that your video calls are natural, without artificial color, annoying choppiness, pixelation or other frustrations. (And youâ€™ll never need to worry about how the multi-element lens stack is designed, or how many times an image refreshes per second, or how much time our engineers spend tuning the hardware and the software.)
Real difference for the real world
Joy. Laughter. Tears. Thereâ€™s nothing like seeing your loved ones face-to-face. To be thereâ€”with the people you really care about, the people you work with, the people that you need to look in the eye, even though they may be on the other side of the world.
And thanks to Logitech Fluid Crystal Technology, the video calls you make with a Logitech webcam will be smoother and sharper, richer and clearer in what we like to call real-world conditionsâ€”yours.
A lot of webcams out there want you to stay put. Move or get too close and the camera can have a tough time automatically focusing on youâ€”even if itâ€™s got a good lens. That can leave you looking hazy and out of focus. And thatâ€™s probably not the look youâ€™re going for.
At Logitech, we donâ€™t want your video to become a blur. So we created an autofocus system that lets you move around. It zeroes in on whateverâ€™s in the center of the frame, like your face. When you move, the webcam automatically tracks your motion and refocuses the image. Youâ€™ll be crystal clear in less than three seconds
Ready for your close-up
Want to zoom in for a kiss? Or hold something up to the camera? Our autofocus system can handle it. It focuses in and out automatically with precision and speedâ€”even if the item is only 10 cm from the camera. No choppiness. No blur. Just a clear, sharp image.
Howâ€™d we do that?
We used the same type of motor used in mobile-phone cameras, a voice coil motor (VCM), and optimized it for webcams. Theyâ€™re compact, donâ€™t use a lot of battery power, and can handle shock and vibration. The lens moves back and forth to adjust focus until the webcam gives you the sharpest image possible. It also helps stabilize the webcam so your video and photos are in focus and have low distortion. So, you can go ahead and make your move.
A better way to video call
Webcams let you see and talk to your friends and familyâ€”wherever they are. But with most webcams, you need to wear a headset or youâ€™ll get a distracting echo.
Neither option sound appealing? With Logitech RightSoundâ„˘ technology, you can avoid both. Acoustic echo cancelation software means the whole family can gather around and have a more natural conversationâ€”without passing around a headset.
The echo explanation
Youâ€™re on a video call with your friend. Youâ€™re both using webcams with integrated microphones and typical computer speakers. Hereâ€™s where the trouble happens:
Your friend says something to you. His voice is captured by his microphone and sent to your speakers. But then your microphone picks up his voice from the speakers and sends it back to him as an echoâ€”which can really ruin a conversation.
The RightSoundâ„˘ fix
You use a webcam with RightSound technology. The software identifies the sound wave featuring your friendâ€™s voice as it comes through the speakers. When your microphone picks it up, the software filters out the repeated wave so it doesnâ€™t get sent back to your friend. And that means they donâ€™t hear an echo.
Other webcams eliminate echo by muting your microphone when the person on the other end is speaking. Itâ€™s kind of like talking on a walkie-talkieâ€”not a very natural way to have a chat. RightSound technology doesnâ€™t mute your mic so you can both talk whenever you want. It makes your video calls just like talking to someone in the same room.
For HD 720p video calling and HD 720p video recording:
2.4 GHz IntelÂ® Coreâ„˘2 Duo
2 GB RAM
200 MB hard drive space
USB 2.0 port
1 Mbps upload speed or higher
1280 x 720 screen resolution
HD video calling (1280 x 720 pixels) with recommended system*
HD video capture: Up to 1280 x 720 pixels*
Logitech Fluid Crystalâ„˘ Technology
Logitech More HD technology
Photos: Up to 8 megapixels (software enhanced)
Built-in mic with Logitech RightSoundâ„˘ technology
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified (recommended)
Universal clip fits laptops, LCD or CRT monitors
Logitech webcam software:
Logitech Vidâ„˘ HD
Logitech RightLightâ„˘ 2 technology
Video and photo capture
MAGIXâ„˘ photo and video editing software*
1-click FacebookÂ®, Twitterâ„˘ and YouTubeâ„˘ HD upload (registration required)
Logitech Video Effectsâ„˘: fun filters, avatars, face accessories, video masks and mask maker**