By Nick Cuniffe // Global Product Marketing Manager, Webcams on August 10, 2010
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Hi, my name is Nick Cuniffe and I am a Global Product Marketing manager for the webcam team at Logitech. I am a California native, San Francisco denizen – and lifetime Logitech evangelist. When I am not thinking about webcams and ways to use video, I am probably at some sporting event or checking out new spots with friends. Besides managing our HW, I also manage our webcam SW – shoot me any ideas you have and we’ll see what we can do.
It’s August and I am excited – the upcoming start of the NFL season is only one reason why. The biggest reason (1080p HD big!) is that the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 is finally available for purchase from retailers worldwide!
Thanks to all of you who have waited patiently – many of you have asked when it would be available and today you too can experience video calling in HD 720p and video recording in Full HD 1080p video from our newest webcam called the Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910, to which PC Magazine bestowed the coveted Editors’ Choice award.
So what makes the C910 so special? To start, the C910 makes you look and sound your best. Carl Zeiss optics, complete with autofocus and a high-quality sensor, ensures you are always clear and sharp, even in dark or poorly lit rooms. (You aren’t grainy or choppy, why should your video be?) And its dual microphones make sure you are heard clearly too, in stereo audio!
Beyond speeds and feeds, our highest priority was to make using the webcam the best and easiest experience possible for our customers, in every usage scenario. There’s the obvious and popular application of video calling with friends and family, which you can now do in HD 720p with our new line of webcams on Logitech Vid HD and Windows Live Messenger. But did you also know that 40 percent of videos posted to Facebook come from webcams, as well as a significant number of the 24 hours of video shared on YouTube each minute? That’s why we made recording and sharing videos in Full HD 1080p a cinch with the new one-click HD upload to Facebook and YouTube feature.
The bundled software even lets you tap into your creative side – splice together an HD movie using the included MAGIX editor. Or use the new Video Mask Maker to make your own video effects or disguise. Think typing passwords is a pain ? Use FastAccess™ facial recognition software to allow your smiling face and your webcam to sign-in instead, I do.
I‘ve been working on webcams for a while now, and I can safely say this is the best webcam to come out of Logitech. But, you don’t have to take my word for it, try one out yourself and notice the difference Full HD makes.