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    Hi

    Does anyone use a webcam for Live Video Feed through Virtual Dj, and if so, can you recommend a good webcam that can give a good picture in low light conditions.

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    I bought one of the best HD webcams the other day and may not need it.

    Was looking to use it for the photo booth, but will stick to a DSLR.
    Logitech C920 Pro HD Webcam 1080p

    http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/produc...wlshoC5P_w_wcB

    Its brand new but without box.

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    I have a microsoft life cam and its pretty cool, sometime has to refocus with people moving around
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    I used to use a Logitech one when I was doing karaoke in pubs with big screens. I could put the live feed of the room up for all to see! It got a good reaction from people - what I call the "Dixons' Window Effect"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DazzyD View Post
    I used to use a Logitech one when I was doing karaoke in pubs with big screens. I could put the live feed of the room up for all to see! It got a good reaction from people - what I call the "Dixons' Window Effect"!
    The one I got was really good actually, just don't see a use for it other than the occasional Skype meeting
    I could use my go pro for that though, but the laptop camera is OK anyway.
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    I did visit PC World to enquire about a webcam that could do the job.

    The assistant told me that no webcam would be suitable for long range and low light.
    He suggested a GoPro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdj View Post
    I bought one of the best HD webcams the other day and may not need it.

    Was looking to use it for the photo booth, but will stick to a DSLR.
    Logitech C920 Pro HD Webcam 1080p

    http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/produc...wlshoC5P_w_wcB

    Its brand new but without box.

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    +1 for the logitech c920 it must be one of the best webcams you can buy at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Murphy View Post
    I did visit PC World to enquire about a webcam that could do the job.

    The assistant told me that no webcam would be suitable for long range and low light.
    He suggested a GoPro.
    I'm not being funny but my experience of PC World is that their staff are highly unknowledgable when it comes to their products. They are also salespeople so will get a commission bonus based on their sales. So their advice might not be as impartial as it should be.

    I've did a quick Google search for webcams in low light and came across this review:

    http://arroapp.com/best/electronics/...-light/336/671

    Logitech have quite a few models in this review. Mine is the C910 model which is the second review on the page. Apparently:

    300 owners say itís
    excellent for low light
    Make that 301!

    And a review from a satisfied Amazon customer:

    A few weeks ago we ordered two Logitech C910 HD Webcams, one for my son and one for me. Installation was a snap, both worked without a glitch under Win XP. The first tests showed that the image quality was outstanding. Sharp, crystal clear, with a good autofocus function. Zoom also worked well, even at the highest magnification the image remained sharp and clear.
    I tested the cam with msn, yahoo and skype, all latest versions. Skype gave the best results, msn a good second, yahoo being slow but still acceptable quality.
    As most webcams, the C910 HD comes without a stand, so you have to fix it on your screen. On a flat screen this works well, on an older CRT monitor this was more difficult because the camera USB cable is not flexible enough so that the camera sometimes moves when you move the cable. I made myself a wooden stand so that I could put the cam exactly where I wanted it, which was a big improvement.
    The software gives you the possibility to not only zoom but you can also pan and tilt. This is great if your cam is fixed on your flat screen, but the pan and tilt function only works when you zoom in one level. The zoom function is not continuous but goes in steps, which is a little bit annoying but not really a problem.
    The webcam works well in bad light conditions and the stereo microphone does a great job. The echo cancellation works well and the noise reduction is great too.
    The Logitech C910 HD is certainly the best webcam I've ever used.
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    my mate went into PC world on Saturday looking for a mac lightning to HDMI adapter - sales person, whats that for then

    Nuff said
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    I went to PC world and ended up explaining what a VESA mount was to the staff member.
    I then said about there being four at the back of the PC and he said it was just a plastic area.
    On getting out his knife he then found it was a bolt hole for the VESA connections under a sticker.

    That amongst other things did not fill me with joy. I don't even own a PC and I knew more about windows than him!!
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