Creative has just informed us about the new WebCam Live! Motion. This webcam features some new things like MaxView, a combination of a motorized Pan-n-Tilt and ViewPlus 76-degree wide-angle lens, in addition to Smart Face Tracking, the WebCam Live! Motion quietly and smoothly follows user movements during video instant messaging.
The WebCam Live! Motion auto Pan-n-Tilt feature gives users the freedom of
movement during video instant messaging with friends, family or business
colleagues. The WebCam Live! Motion automatically follows users' natural
movements during conversations, so they don't have to continually make manual
adjustments to stay centered in the field of view. Users can select Smart Face
Tracking so the WebCam Live! Motion follows the movements of one person, or
they can leave it off to include the whole group. Ideal for broadband users,
the Creative WebCam Live! Motion incorporates true high-speed USB 2.0 for
delivering crisp, high-resolution video at up to twice the video frame rates
of USB 1.1 cameras.
The WebCam Live! Motion features a high-quality CCD sensor, and it
delivers video at VGA 640x480 quality and software-enhanced still images of up
to 1.3 megapixels. An ultra-smooth, exceptionally quiet precision Pan-N-Tilt
motor enables the camera to deliver fluid video without distracting motor
The WebCam Live! Motion looks great on any desktop or notebook monitor.
Available in either pearl white or charcoal gray with a luminescent blue
glowing ring on each side, the WebCam Live! Motion commands attention as it
sits atop any desktop or notebook PC. The patent-pending Multi-Attach base
easily and securely attaches the webcam to any flat panel, CRT monitor or
notebook display for optimal positioning during video instant messaging.
It's available for $149.99.
The WebCam Live! Motion includes Creative's comprehensive WebCam Center
application, which enables the following:
Capture of live video or images, including a Panoramic feature that
enables capture of a full 200-degree view of any space at high
Remote monitoring -- for remotely capturing images of home or office
which can be automatically uploaded to a website;
Motion detection -- to record video of any movement near the WebCam
Live! Motion and e-mail an alert that motion has been detected. The
video can then be broadcast or saved to the PC;
Time lapse video -- captures and replays snapshots taken over a period
of time, enabling quick replay of a flower blooming or other event that
would be difficult to capture in real time.
The Creative WebCam Center also enables video and pictures to be sent
during conversations on Yahoo! Messenger with a simple click of a button.
Creative's complete line of webcams work seamlessly with Yahoo! Messenger and
other popular instant messaging software, including AIM, MSN Messenger, and
Windows Messenger, and come with a dedicated, high-quality microphone or
headset to provide superior voice quality and clarity during video instant