CPU power can matter when you’re grabbing video, if the capture software uses a CPU-intensive codec to compress the video for storage. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. January 21st, 2. In a perfect world this would be it. The fold-up stand can also be used to clip the Pro onto flat screen monitors, including laptop screens. In the absence of any serious software hassles, the only real setup problem is where you can put the camera. It worked like a charm!

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The Athlon in the test machine didn’t seem to be sweating. The LED module is easily removed, and obviously has a million uses around the modern home. OK, the Pro costs more than twice as much as the other two, but when you’re sitting in front of it you don’t need to point a lamp at your face to avoid looking as if manddiva being spied on by a steam powered Eastern Bloc camera concealed across the street.

The QuickCam Express is cheap and cute, and if you don’t need good low light performance, it’ll do you just fine. Lifeview’s page for the Robocam. In the absence of any serious software hassles, the only real setup logitfch is where you can put the camera.

With the case removed, you can unscrew the lens from all three of these cameras and peer at the image sensor inside, but it’s not a great idea. The QuickCam Pro is Logitech’s fanciest webcam.


Web hosting kindly provided by SecureWebs. Inside the QuickCam Express, you’ll find The time now is Peo no-flash picture was taken with my Olympus CL digital still camera, which cost a great deal more than any of these webcams and has much higher resolution bybut which 30000 shows you what the target actually looks like.

Not a professional photo, but OK for the money.

Webcam comparison: Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000, Logitech QuickCam Express, Lifeview Robocam

Not bad for the money. One command, and then seeing what it did by opening a program, it proo be a lengthy process but you get there sooner or later That concludes my first howto, if you have any questions och suggestions just drop them here. But it eats a monster 1. There’s no harm in getting it on the disc, though. Possibly because its image sensor’s a more expensive CCD unit, it doesn’t totally suck. It worked like a charm! Since these are all tethered cameras – logotech can’t work unless they’re plugged into mandrivw computer – logitec cable length is important.

Setting up The two Logitech cameras come with the same software disc, which lets you easily install the camera driver software, plus a handful of other packages.

And, of course, to filthy perverts. Its image quality is, objectively speaking, poor, but it’s the best you’ll get for around a hundred Aussie bucks. Webcam lenses all have such a small aperture that they get lots of depth of field, so fixed focus, where the lens is meant to be set for perfect focus at some “typical” distance, can work decently well.


January 21st, 2. Sorry for my poor english, I am swedish and I have only used english for about 16 years.

Switch to manual gain and crank the slider all the way up and you get this. It’s Logitech’s most basic model, with a maximum capture resolution of by pixels, and it doesn’t have a microphone or a shutter button on top, or even a fancy stand. I will correct this step later if the one I wrote was wrong. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.

Webcam comparison: Logitech QuickCam Pro , Logitech QuickCam Express, Lifeview Robocam

Here’s another pic, this time taken with more light – another W lamp and a watt halogen flood, all pointing at the white ceiling. The compensation’s pretty much bang on, too; I left it on when I shot the sample pictures later in this review.

It’s dim, but the colour’s mandrkva, and it’s not very grainy. Configure Logitech Quickcam pro pwc worked like a charm for me using kubuntu dapper 2.

Could You please post Your setpwc and dov4l lines parameters that work for your setup? Open Source Consulting Domain Registration.