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Creative Live Cam Video IM Pro


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  • Talk to friends and family around the world using this webcam and instant messaging software
  • High quality 640 x 480 VGA sensor
  • Included Creative hands-free headset and Multi-Attach Base
  • Compatible with both USB 2.0 and 1.1
  • Works with Yahoo! Messenger, Skype, MSN Messenger, and other compatible instant messaging services
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 4 x 7 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000HGICZW
  • Item model number: 73VF023000000
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Product Description

Creative Labs Live! Cam Video IM Pro WebcamCreative Live! Cam Video IM Pro delivers superior video thanks to ahigh quality 640x480 sensor, Live! View technology and high-speed USB 2.0 connection. It's the perfect solution if you're looking for a full featuredwebcam with face tracking, clear VoIP, and go-anywhere versatility.Features:* 640x480 (VGA) sensor Bigger, more detailed video and photos* Certified, high-speed USB 2.0 Smooth, natural looking video* Smart face tracking Automatically tracks your movement in front of the PC so you'll stay in the video frame* Live! View technology Sharp, vibrant images with accurate color and light exposure* Advanced Video FX Adds cool IM effects and backgrounds to the video chat* Spring-loaded multi-attach base Also works on your flat panel or notebook displays* Live! Cam Suite Easy to use and powerful software for editing, enhancing, and organizing all your video and photos.Specifications:640x480 (VGA) sensorVideo capture at up to 800x600 resolutionStill image capture at up to 1.3 megapixel resolutionCertified, high-speed USB 2.0 (fully backward compatible with USB 1.1)Smooth, fluid 30 frames per second videoLive! View technology with Auto Tuning for the best image qualitySmart face trackingSnapshot button on the cameraCreative headset for clearer audio over the InternetLive! Cam software provides a wide range of video IM effects and backgroundsSpring-loaded multi-attach base also works on flat panel and notebook displaysSightSpeed for premium quality video call and video mailOrbSecure for remote monitoring using any Internet enabled deviceWorks with popular instant messaging services such as Yahoo! Messenger, Skype, Windows Live Messenger, and AIMSystem Requirements:Intel Pentium III processor running at 366MHz or higherMicrosoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP128MB RAM (256MB recommended)300MB free hard disk spaceCD-ROM driveUSB port (USB 2.0 recommended)Display adapter capable of 16-bit color or higher

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer Live! Cam Video IM Pro lets you chat with sharp, smooth and clear video. It comes equipped with a high-speed USB 2.0 connection so that you can enjoy faster frame rates and ultra smooth videos. At 30 frames per second and VGA resolution, you'll feel as if you are chatting face-to-face. Don't worry about lighting and brightness adjustments. Creative Auto Tuning handles it for you, so that you'll enjoy the clearest picture possible. Sit back and have more fun by adding a wide range of special effects and backgrounds to your video chat with the included software, Advanced Video FX.

High quality 640 x 480 VGA sensor
A premium camera unit lets you enjoy clear, smooth video chats. You can also take 1.3-megapixel pictures and record videos at up to 800x600 resolutions.
Look your best with Live! View
Look your best the easy way. Creative Auto Tuning automatically adjusts lighting and brightness to give you the clearest possible picture while you video chat.
Spice up your chats with Advanced Video FX
Have more fun by adding a wide range of special effects and backgrounds to your video chat with Advanced Video FX. Learn More.
Smart face tracking
With Smart Face Tracking activated, the camera automatically follows you as you move about, keeping you within the video always. It even tracks multiple persons, so everyone can get in on the conversation.
Certified high-speed USB 2.0
Experience smooth, full motion 30 fps digital video streams and top quality images. Live! Cam Video IM Pro is also USB 1.1 compliant and works perfectly with lower USB connection.
Creative headset included
The Live! Cam Video IM includes a Creative hands-free headset that is both convenient and easy to wear. The result is a crisp, clear reproduction of your voice.
Multi-attach base
Live! Cam Video IM Pro attaches to almost anything - notebook displays, CRT monitors, Flat panel displays. Or let it rest comfortably on tables or other flat surfaces.
Do more with included software
Do more with Creative Live! Cam Suite. Edit and organize your photos, create fun photo calendars, set up remote monitoring. Do all this and more with the included software suite.
Muvee autoProducer
Create videos easily and quickly. Muvee autoProducer's fantastic video editing technology enables you to produce professional videos in an amazingly short period of time. Simply shoot it, muvee it and share it!
Included SightSpeed and Orb 2 software
Maximize your webcam experience with these great software included at no extra charge. Turn your PC into a video phone, make multi-party video calls3, and even stream photos and videos to Web-enabled devices like laptops, PDAs and mobile phones.
Superior video for instant messaging!
The camera works with Yahoo! Messenger, Skype, MSN Messenger and other compatible instant messaging services.
What's in the Box
Creative Live! Cam Video IM Pro with USB 2.0 cable; Creative hands free headset; multi-language quickstart guide; and CD software containing Creative Live! Cam Center, Creative Live! Cam Manager, Creative Live! Cam Console, Creative Photo Manager, Creative Photo Calendar, muvee autoProducer, SightSpeed, Orb with OrbSecure, Yahoo! Messenger, and multi-language user's guide.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Garbage, do NOT buy.
D. Ursillo Jr.
Downloaded it and followed the instructions, but it failed to install the latest version driver which claims to fix the freezing problem.
S. Modjtahedi
The low light performance is so poor, even if you are 3 feet from the camera, that there is almost no point in using it.
David Hoffman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By David Hoffman on December 29, 2006
I bought this camera as a low cost security camera, I also tested its use as an eBay auction picture camera, and IM chat webcam.

The software has the following problems:
1) Drains system resources
2) Frequently freezes
3) Uses lower than advertised resolution and frame rate*
4) Installs processes and services that run on startup that the software can't be used to disable**
5) Lacks streaming video***

Installing the software takes more than 30 minutes, and you are better off not using any of the CDs that come with the cam. Download the latest version of the software from the website, if you don't the update feature will make you download them and install them, save yourself the time and go to Creative's website yourself.

The website is not very easy to navigate because there is no Live Cam Video IM Pro listed, there is "WebCam Live! Pro" and "Live! Cam Video IM," but no "Live! Cam Video IM Pro." This is one of the many support annoyances you will face with this cam.

I suggest not installing the software and installing only the drivers that you download from the support website. The software has remote monitoring, motion detection, and some otherwise useful looking applications, the problem is I had the motion detection and remote monitoring hang on me during a 24hour test. I did not get the software to run for more than 12 hours continuously.

The FX features are interesting (well about 3 of them are) such as the ghost, psychedelic, and fire. But they don't work very well because the face tracking is not very accurate if you have a forehead, glasses, or a mouth. I have all three, and I am fairly certain any reader seeing this has at least two of the three.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By book buyer on December 1, 2006
I have two of these- one on a Windows XP Home Dell desktop and one on an IBM Thinkpad X22 running Windows XP Pro. I followed the installation instructions, but did not install the special video effects software. There are options during installation and I would recommend starting with the drivers and control panel first, adding an extras once things are up and running.

I am using the camera with Skype and the whole process has been much easier than I was expecting it to be. The only problem at all was getting the sound right using the microphone and ear piece- I had to unplug the main speakers on the desktop system or it would mute the earpiece.

I was also pleasantly surprised at how well it works on my laptop with its PIII 800 processor. The video looks fine.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tempuraki on January 17, 2007
If you can get this webcam in the $10 range, then it's a good buy, because the poor image quality cannot justify spending anything more on it. It installed without any problem, but Contrast is bad in low light situation, and even with good lighting the picture is very grainy. Compared to the MSFT lifecam 3000, the Creative cam is 10x worse in term of picture quality.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brian Mathason on April 20, 2007
Like other reviewers, I got this camera cheap through rebate. This is my first webcam, so I can't compare it with others. The image quality seems sufficient with good lighting, but does appear grainy in low light conditions. The worst part about this camera is the software. The install process was long and painful. It's actually several installs in one and it installs multiple applications I would never use (like a photo management tool). I installed this camera first on an old Win2k computer and found that it barely worked due to the limitations of the computer. I then installed it on a new Vista machine and it didn't work at first. After downloading software updates from the Creative website, it works fine. For $5 it's a good buy. For full price, you will probably be able to find better alternatives.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By a G. You on May 29, 2007
I use this web camera with my toshiba laptop for online video chats with my friends. I have a regular internet line from Verizon.

In Skype and Yahoo Messenger the camera works just great!

It also comes with a microphone and ear phone included.

I enjoy it myself and highly recommend it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Oh on January 8, 2007
I bought this camera on another site for five bucks after rebate. If I had to pay the full price, then I probably would not have bought it. The camera is good in moderate to bright light. However low light (at night) picture quality is very bad. I have a Creative Webcam Live Pro for comparison, and under the same lighting conditions, that older webcam has much better contrast and detail. This one looks very dark and grainy (like turning up the ISO on a still camera). The software is ok, but I couldn't get the smart face tracking to work. I didn't have any problems installing on Win XP, and I mainly use Skype for video chat. At the price I paid, I am pretty happy.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By D. Ursillo Jr. on January 2, 2007
This product would be great, except for the fact that the software and drivers provided by Creative, which makes the camera, DOES NOT WORK CORRECTLY WITH THEIR PRODUCT! Their programs don't even detect the camera, and customer service is no help whatsoever.

Additionally, their video drivers forced my computer into the Blue Screen of Death repeatedly and would not allow my computer to properly start.

Garbage, do NOT buy. Buyer beware.
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