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08-08-2011 11:09 AM
I posted this in the "Notebook Hardware" section, but seeing that there has yet to be any response from any HP employee regarding this issue, I will post it here as well.
My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC, product number: LM720AV.
Using the pre-installed video capture software, I got a really blurry, slow-moving video. Thinking it was the software, I downloaded a freeware, which had the same result - the freeware actually clocked the frame rate at around 1-3 FPS.
Thinking that perhaps it was an old driver, I attempted to update it through my device manager. Unfortunately, that did not resolve the issue, as the driver - which happens to be by Cyberlink (Cyberlink Webcam Virtual Driver) - proved to be up to date. When asking a friend who also owns a rather new HP laptop about it, I found that his older "HP TrueVision" webcam captured video at around 30 FPS.
Surely the newer, "HD" version of this webcam could not be of poorer quality than the previous version, could it? Is there any way for me to use Skype and record videos at a higher frame rate? Any help towards resolving this issue is much appreciated.
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08-12-2011 10:53 PM
This solution worked for me and should work for you also. The problem was the low light compensation technology of the webcam.
Open youcam or any other webcam configuration freeware like yawcam and go to webam configuration properties.
If you have youcam, you can see the video on the left side. On the right side of the video, there are vertical rows of buttons. The first one is settings. Similarly, the fourth one or the fifth one is the webcam configuration option. Just mouseover the buttons and it says what the button does.
Click the webcam configuration button, It will show you two tabs.
1. video proc amp tab
2. camera control tab.
Change all the settings as follows.:
Video Proc Amp tab
White Balance 2800
Backlight Comp 0
Powerline Frequency 60 hz
Camera Control Tab
It is set to -2 and the Auto box is checked.
remove low light compensation checkbox.
And hit apply, It will work as a charm
09-15-2011 11:10 AM
I know that I'm pretty late but for anyone who wants to know, the lower your exposure, the higher/faster video quality you get. Just throwing that out there for anyone!
09-10-2012 04:54 PM
I have a HP DV6-6c10us notebook, and with it, HP Truevision HD Webcam, i have made this things, but without auto exposure and light compensation, only with direct sunlight i have imagem, tonight with lights on, i can`t see anything on webcam.