- Built-in Microphone
- Minimum RAM: 1024 MB
- USB Powered
Creative Live! Cam Socialize HD 1080 1080P,12MP Webcam
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- Record, edit and share Full HD 1080p videos
- Enjoy 720p HD video chats with most major instant messaging services
- Get razor sharp still images and video easily with auto focus, plus capture all the action using the wide-angle lens
- Transmit crystal clear voice with Adaptive Array microphones utilizing beam-forming and noise-cancellation technologies
- Scan and manage business cards and documents with Live! Scan
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From the Manufacturer
Record, edit, and share videos and pictures in full high-definition quality with the Creative Live! Cam Socialize HD 1080 webcam. Its auto-focus feature ensures that you get sharp still images and videos automatically, while the wide-angle glass lens captures more in the frame. Built-in adaptive-array microphones let you communicate clearly, without background noise, during video chats. And you can upload HD video blogs to YouTube and Facebook with a single click using the included software.
|Record in stunning Full HD 1080p video quality.|
|Smooth 720p HD-quality video capture and playback of up to 30 frames per second.|
|Clear, natural-sounding voice chats with Dual Stereo Microphones.|
|The wide-angle glass lens captures 25% wider field of view in the frame compared to traditional webcam lenses.|
|Never look blurry thanks to the built-in auto focus technology.|
Auto-Focus with a Wide-Angle View
Thanks to its auto-focus feature, the Live! Cam Socialize HD 1080 gets sharp still images and videos easily and automatically. The webcam's wide-angle lens captures more in the frame and allows you to enjoy high-definition 720 p video chats in superb clarity.
The webcam features a multi-attach base and a 5-foot cord, giving you the flexibility to position the lens exactly where you need it.
High-Definition Video and Smooth Playback
With the Socialize HD 1080, you can easily produce movies or video blogs that combine high-definition video, 12-megapixel photos, and a music soundtrack. The included software lets you edit the movies and share them online.
The webcam features a high-definition CMOS image sensor and an auto focus lens that takes true high-definition widescreen videos--up to 1920 by 1080 pixels--at up to 30 frames per second. This means that the webcam will produce smooth video playback and uninterrupted chats. The highly receptive sensor will capture HD-quality images even under dim lighting. And you can use the webcam to take vivid, sharp still images of up to 12 megapixels.
Quality Video Chats with Noise-Cancelling Microphones
With the Socialize HD 1080 video chat feature, you can experience video calls in high-definition, 720p quality using nearly any major instant messaging service. To use the video chat feature, your computer must have a dual-core CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and 1 Mbps or more of symmetrical bandwidth.
Built-in adaptive array microphones feature beam-forming and noise-cancelation technologies for an enhanced audio experience. The dual mics allow you to talk naturally, and your voice comes through on the other end crisply and clearly.
Live! Central 3 Software with One-Touch Uploads
Included with the Socialize HD 1080 is Creative's Live! Central 3 software, a suite of enhanced features that add to your instant messaging and webcam experiences. The software allows you to easily upload videos and photos to YouTube, Facebook, and other social media sites. Share your high-definition videos or photos with the world--with a single click. For parental peace of mind, Live! Central 3 also includes password-protected security control.
Live! Scan Software and Movie Creator for Video Editing
With Live! Scan software, you can scan business cards and documents directly to your PC and manage them. Movie Creator allows you to combine, edit, and add special effects to your videos. You can also add fun effects to your video chats and share pictures, slides, and videos through your instant messaging video.
The software includes a built-in touch screen feature that enables you to control the webcam using your fingertips on touch screen-enabled Windows 7 PCs. (This feature is only compatible with Windows 7.)
Compatibility and System Requirements
The Live! Cam Socialize HD 1080 is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP (Professional x64 Edition and XP with Service Pack 2); Mac OS X 10.5 or higher; and Linux Kernel 2.6. Use of Creative Live! Central 3 software suite requires Windows.
Other system requirements include an Intel Pentium Dual-Core 1.6GHz or AMD equivalent processor, 1 GB of RAM, a USB 2.0 port, 500 MB of free hard-disk space, and a CD/DVD-ROM drive.
The Live! Cam Socialize HD 1080 Webcam is backed by a one-year manufacturer's warranty.
What's in the Box
Creative Labs Live! Cam Socialize HD 1080 Webcam, card-scanning module, multi-language quick start guide, and software installation CD.
Which Creative Labs Live! Cam is Best For You?
|Live! Cam Sync||Live! Cam Socialize||Live! Cam Chat HD||Live! Cam Connect HD||Live! Cam Socialize HD 1080||Live! Cam inPerson HD|
(640 x 480)
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|2MP||HD 1080p |
(1920 x 1080)
|Still Image Capture||1.3MP||1.3MP||5.7MP||8 MP||12MP||12MP|
|Video Image Capture||800 x 600 @ 30fps||800 x 600 @ 30fps||30fps HD (720p)||30fps HD (720p)||30fps HD (1080p)||30fps HD (1080p)|
|Microphone||Bundled headset||Noise-cancellation||Noise-cancellation||Noise-cancellation||Dual Beam-forming||Quad Microphones with |
|Audio and Video Effects|
|USB||Hi-Speed 2.0||Hi-Speed 2.0||Hi-Speed 2.0||Hi-Speed 2.0||Hi-Speed 2.0||Hi-Speed 2.0|
Top Customer Reviews
In linux the autofocus is hopeless unless the lighting is perfect and the subject is exactly in the centre.
If you are using Debian or Ubuntu linux, the focus is fixed as follows :
First install the control software (only this step needs to be done as root)
# apt-get install uvcdynctrl
You can list the possible webcam controls with
# uvcdynctrl -c
Open the program that you want to use the webcam with, e.g. cheese
then turn off auto-focus with the command:
# uvcdynctrl -s 'Focus, Auto' 0
Next, manually set the focus distance - try a few values such as 5, 10, 15, 20, until it is in focus
# uvcdynctrl -s 'Focus (absolute)' 20
To make things quicker next time, you can make a shell script that disables auto-focus, and sets the correct absolute focus.:)
I don't know why. What should I do?
So with that in mind, I'm simply not too upset when the camera takes a bit to find it's focus. Should one day it get to me, I'll simply take the thirty seconds I would otherwise wait for the cam, and use the manual over-rides in the accompanying software. So for those who dislike the AF feature on this cam, try another tact...
This is not meant to supersede the new, rather amazing point and shoot and film in HD cameras currently available for not much more. It's a webcam, meant to do webcam things better than previous generations of webcams did, and it does by leaps and bounds in this price range! To carry it around tethered to a laptop outdoors, as one poster alluded to. If the auto-white balance didn't handle the sun, as stated, use the manual overrides. Just because one auto-white option is outdoors, I honestly do not think that was what this webcam was meant to be used for. Its not waterproof, no weather shielding. Gee, I wonder if it works underwater?... Really, this product was designed to sit in front of you, so you can photograph, make small files, or HD if you desire, but from a reasonable distance of two to five feet, and under lighting conditions expected in a typical office/home environment... It does focus on the background pretty well, but clarity is lost the further from it your subject becomes. So it should work fine for the typical application.
I honestly hesitated, after reading the reviews, just before I purchased this webcam.Read more ›
I owned this Creative camera for about 6 months until I was lucky enough to upgrade from Windows to Mac, which this camera didn't support. Because the Creative camera had other issues (a weird circular spot that appeared in all photos and videos, likely a hardware/sensor/lens issue), I was able to return it and was on the hunt again for a better camera, this time preferably with Mac support.
I then turned to Logitech and I ended up in countless of angry threads online about the fact that the Logitech C920 didn't have support for Mac, something its predecessor the C910 had. Well, I ended up getting the C920 anyway because I didn't like the idea of buying the previous generation, and Logitech's own support reps on their site even mentioned in a thread that the support in C910 wasn't that great anyway. And everyone seemed to rave about the picture quality of the C9x0 in general, so I thought I'd take a chance.
And boy did the C920 exceed my expectations! Yes, there is no Mac support in the sense that there is no way to modify any settings like white balance, brightness, saturation, gamma, etc.... but the reality is, you don't need it. This camera adjust perfectly to *any* lighting condition! I've used this in daylight, during nighttime with an incandescent energy light bulb, and even in the darkness with the cold light from my big 24" monitor lighting up my face. Regardless of light source, the camera just adjusts perfectly and generates skin tones that don't want me to cover up my face in late night meetings with my colleagues overseas.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the better webcams I have had. Good video and audio that sounds like those you are talking to.Published 13 months ago by Duane
I received the webcam on time but once it was hooked up auto focus did not work at all contacted sell and the head ache began I would not suggest this webcam to anyonePublished 20 months ago by Patrick R.
The item that was send was not item advertised... Item advertised was Creative 1080p HD & item received was a cheaper version of their product & no notification or product info... Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by Shane
This is a very good quality webcam. The picture is very clear, the sound is acceptable. For the price, I feel you're getting your money's worth. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by DanBan
I like the fact that it is small, it takes great pictures and videos, I would & or will tell my friends & family & strangers about how great I know this Web Cam is....Published on November 29, 2012 by Marty
This product has a lot of good features but the auto focus will not stop I tried manually turning it off.There is no way to edit the clip ( cut and and splice..HELLO...THERE!!!). Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by AppMan
This camera zooms in and out constantly even when I'm perfectly still, and a light source is behind the camera. Compared with my other webcam a Logitech. Read morePublished on January 2, 2012 by Seahorse
This camera makes recording anything longer than 30 secs a problem. It continuously focuses with no way to adjust or turn off the auto focus feature. Read morePublished on November 29, 2011 by Karrie L. Steinmetz