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Accessed 28 December This is a full Auto-Focus webcam that can be slow and sluggish in low-light situations, but offers reasonably responsive focusing with decent lighting available. Audio Handling Abilities Of The Microsoft HD The Microsoft LifeCam HD webcam features a front-facing internal microphone of reasonably high quality which some find even better than the internal microphone that may built into your Mac desktop or laptop computer. Clarity is excellent, and it should be noted Microsoft’s TrueColor webcam technology is spot on – something that cannot be said of the off-color hues Apple’s built-in iSight cameras are all too guilty of. About the Author Amy Scott started writing professionally in A standard camera tripod mounting screw hole is NOT incorporated into the camera body, so this may not be the right choice if tripod use is critical to you. Click on the “Camera Control” tab at the top of the window.

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Accessed 28 December Click on the “Camera Control” tab at the top of the window. Although there’s a still image capture button atop the camera body, it’s non-functional on the Mac, use PhotoBooth or other app to nab still pictures.

Clarity is excellent, and it should be noted Microsoft’s TrueColor webcam technology is spot on – something that cannot be said of the off-color hues Apple’s built-in iSight cameras are all too guilty lifeca.

Amy Hd-500 started writing professionally in Drag the small bar back and forth along the slider to focus the camera as desired. Audio Handling Abilities Of Mzc Microsoft HD The Microsoft LifeCam HD webcam features a front-facing internal microphone of reasonably high quality which some find even better than the internal microphone that may built into your Mac desktop or laptop computer. Tip You will need to disable the autofocus feature each time you restart the camera.

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The LifeCam Studio webcam comes with an automatic focussing feature that searches and focuses on a subject without manual adjustment. Click on the blue arrow on the right side of the camera display window to pop out the Microsoft Dashboard. A standard camera tripod mounting screw hole is NOT incorporated into the camera body, so this may not be lufecam right choice if tripod use is critical to you.

However, this feature may be bothersome if the webcam is constantly trying to refocus itself, or is focussing on the wrong subject. An LED indicator on the front lights when the camera is active. Wondering if Microsoft webcams are compatible with Mac? As in other LifeCam models, to focus the LifeCam Studio webcam on your Mac, you need to turn off the “TrueColor” option in the control dashboard to access the “Properties” button.

Depending on which text editor you’re pasting into, you might have to add the italics to the site name. By clicking this button, you open an advanced control window that allows you to manually focus the webcam on your Mac.

Click the “Properties” button that appears below the TrueColor logo to access the Advanced Properties window. You simply need plug it in to an available USB port. Click on the Gear icon at the top of the Microsoft Dashboard ma access the “Settings” panel.

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This is a full Auto-Focus webcam that can be slow and sluggish in low-light situations, but offers reasonably responsive focusing with decent lighting available. About the Author Amy Scott started writing professionally in Click on the checkbox in the “Auto” column next to the lifeca slider to deselect it and turn off the AutoFocus option. Many more recent models are. Like many webcam clips, this one is rubbery coated to grip better than smooth plastic ones do.

Skip to main content. Open the LifeCam Studio camera program.

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Use the slider labelled “Focus” to adjust the focus of the camera. For particular Mac desktop computers like a Mac mini or a Macintosh Pro, there is no microphone at all!

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