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Disappointed at the software
on September 2, 2011
I just got it today. Installation was breeze.
But it could not update by itself even after selecting the option (simply told my software was up to date). I had to manually update and quickly click the 'install when ready' kind of button before download was complete (otherwise it was downloading a lot and without installing just told again that the software was up to date).
It looks like the users have been asking for image flip option in the software for years and the company does not seem to be interested. From what I read in their support forum they seem to think it is not done (I am currently using a software in work place that can do any flips of live feed under same XP, but not 90 degree rotation which some users asked for). Also, it seems that this option was there in some of their older sofware and not there anymore.
I find it very inconvenient to remove and attach/adjust each time I close the laptop. I cannot attach it to the top of my computer table (just above the screen) because of the software problem. I attached upside at the top and then only found this problem (I did not think it is a big deal to flip). I will have to do some carptenter work to keep it above (hi-tech forces us not to forget low tech!).
I took some high resolution images and they were not good (the medium resolution photos were clean and the high resolution photos were dirty with too many spots all over)! So, I am going to stick with VGA quality.
I have not yet used videochat, though skype recognized and tested fine.
ADDITION: I just found that ManyCam (a free software) can rotate/flip live stream, including 90 degrees left or right! I think I don't need the LogiTech software as long as the ManyCam is there (then I will need the carpentry and LogiTech!).
I have just fixed the webcam with velcro and so I can remove it easily.
ManyCam worked fine with Skype (with this upside down installation).
I have not listed the Pros because that is done in the product description or specifications. Since they don't list the Cons(!), I wrote only that missing points.
My selection of this product was based on autofocus, 360 rotation, semi-HD (I call 720p as semi-HD and 1080p as full-HD) and to a lesser extent, compact folding.