Reviews and Problems with Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro
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Logitech Webcam for Mac
21 January 2011
Summary: The Logitech is a smart looking, well made camera that processes clear video. It would be nice if the camera could be manually operated with it's own uploaded application but no such luck with this product. The fault of this product is the lack of instructions supplied. Instructions should be written for an audience that has never operated a product. For example: How about including information on which Mac products will operate this camera.
Summary: I bought this to make simple video recordings using a MacBook with better quality and more flexibility than from the built-in iSight camera. Even though sold in Apple's own stores (mine came from Amazon) it is not entirely compatible with Mac OS applications (OS 10.6.5 at the moment): 1) iMovie will not recognize the QuickCam Vision Pro (despite the 'for Mac' words in its name).
Great image and works well. Wish Logitech gave it software control.
Joshua Senecal, Amazon
3 December 2010
Summary: This is a great webcam. We use it with Skype and the beta FaceTime application, allowing us to chat with iPod/iPhone users over FaceTime. Image quality is great, and the camera does indeed adjust automatically for light level. Even in a very dark room we get a good image. Auto focus works well, too. Note that image quality depends in part on the computer the camera is attached to.
Summary: This is an excellent webcam for the price. It does not, however, live up to its hype. For example, it does not directly support iMovie. QuickTime Player 10 can capture video from it, at 1600x1200 pixels and between 6 and 10 fps. There is a Java-based program available on the web, BTV ([...]shareware at [...]), updated to Carbon in 2002 -- not designed for Intel but at least it runs. It can also be accessed by Apple's PhotoBooth, but only at 640x480 resolution.
Summary: This product listing is a bit misleading in that the Mac can't really take advantage of the high resolution of this camera. Apple software simply does not support such high resolution: as it says in the specs above, "Photo Booth and iChat support a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels." Talia, your G4 iMac simply doesn't have enough horsepower , in processor speed or video resolution, to do satisfying video chat- with any video camera.
Summary: It work well for me on Snow Leopard and the latest version of Skype. Have not tried it in other applications. What I dislike is the way it clips to the top of the monitor. seems to be designed rather inflexibly to work only with very thin monitors. Mine is thin, but not thin enough. However, with some fiddling I did get it to balance - not as secure as the other Logitech cam I have, but it's stable. Neither am I impressed with the packaging.
Summary: I bought this camera expressly because of its UVC support and it works immediately upon plugging in to Ubuntu 9.10 systems, registering as /dev/video1 on my systems. Resolutions available when using the camera through "cheese" range from 160x120 to 1600x1200. At a standard 800x600 on an Acer Aspire it does, however, peg the CPU at 90%. "luvcview" keeps the CPU to 40% but still manages 30 fps.
Summary: The box says "For MAC", but I plugged it into my laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) and it's instantly available as a video input device. The picture quality is fantastic for a webcam, and the microphone works well.. Judging by some of the other reviews, this works as well or better on Linux as it does on MAC. Auto Focus is great will focus right down to a couple of inches from the camera, and the white balance also adjusts automatically within a second or two.