Reviews and Problems with Creative WebCam Live! Ultra
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PRODUCT IS OUTDATED (NO DRIVERS AVAILABLE) FOR VISTA 7, OR 8.
10 February 2014
Summary: Wanted a decent cam for personal security at the nursing home I live at. The Creative web cam is a good choice, BUT ONLY if you are running Windows xp or below. Creative will not come off any drivers that will work with cam for win vista, 7 or 8.
Works great if it stays connected or doens't uninstall
Chris Lockman, Amazon
6 October 2009
Summary: I have been trying to use this webcam for the past 6 months. I purchased it for work.It worked great the first time i tried it - everything ran smooth - the picture was great and there were no problems. When i tried to use it again, the camera was not recognized. Creative said it was my computer - but the same thing happens on 3 different computers - the camera is recognized as a USB, but does not actually let you use it.
Summary: Bottom line, if you expect to upgrade your OS forget this cam. It will not run under Linux. It will not run under XP x64 and probably never will. After two years of lead time it still only has beta drivers for Vista x32 (none for 64) which do not work and for which there is no tech support. Unfortunately the same can be said for most of the creative cam products. Unless you want to be hung out to dry buy some other brand.
Summary: I was surprised when I got this product. It IS for video ONLY. All Logitech webcams I used before come with an integrated microphone. This one does need a separate microphone to talk through the net. There is a tiny microphone in the package though, but I am really uncomfortable to hang it on my ear when I need to talk. Also, how can a headphone be shared by more than one person? You may need to purchase a bigger microphone to free your ear up and/or to share it.
Summary: Never could get this to work with Windows Media Edition. After hours of trying and multiple tech support contacts from Creative I finally got a smart tech person to say "We don't make drivers for Windows Media Edition for your webcam It won't work." Not up to speed. Don't buy from Creative Labs.
Summary: Pro: - The included headset is good - the big round silver ring you see is for adjusting focus - wide angle - CCD gives better light sensitivity Con: - Can't work in Linux as the Logitech can. - drives a AthlonXP 3200+ with 512Mb above 90% CPU usage in windows 2000 when at 640X480. - gets out of sync every now and then when using with Openwengo , gives dropped frames I am replacing it with the Logitec QC pro 5000, wish I could efford the fusion.