102 of 111 people found the following review helpful
Many defective units....,
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This review is from: Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0 HD Audio and Video Webcam with Microphone (Personal Computers)
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Pros: Great sound, good video, tough design, nice retro-ish look. Great customer support from Blue Mic Co. Finally Got a good unit.
Cons: Short USB, received multiple defective units.
Other Thoughts: MAKE SURE you are using USB 2.0, not any lower. If you do use something lower than 2.0 the quality is HORRIFICALLY bad.
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Initial post: Jul 20, 2010 7:19:43 PM PDT
Adrian E. Bryant says:
What software did you use to record this video?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2010 1:09:00 PM PDT
I believe at the time I used WebcamMax, Right now I'm trying out Cyberlink Youcam 3.
Posted on Jul 30, 2010 5:54:22 PM PDT
Bruce W. Thompson, Inc. says:
You say the quality is great, yet on your video what I see is pretty poor. I'm viewing on a macMini with 4 gig of RAM and a CoreDuo Intel processor and Snow Leopard using broadband from Verizon FIOS. At small image size skin tones are blown out on the light side of your face and color is way too far to the magenta side (my monitor shows grayscale true, without color shift). In full screen mode it looks like a bad jpeg image, full of artifacts.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2010 7:29:05 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 21, 2010 12:51:15 PM PDT
Well, I'm not sure of your experience. I am on a custom built machine with Windows 7 64-bit, 4 gigs of ram on a quad-core Intel. I am a pretty white guy, like pasty white, and I had an open window on one side. Also I am on cable 15 Mb/s down and 4 Mb/s up, possibly you are exceeding your bandwidth? I have heard of others experiencing really poor quality on Macs, maybe it's a Mac problem. Try seeing if there is a solution regarding to Macs only.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2010 7:54:20 AM PDT
David Trethewey says:
That's because you're trying to use Flash on a Mac.
Posted on Sep 26, 2010 7:54:09 PM PDT
Hank Charleston says:
Thanks for taking the time to make this well thought out video review. It was very helpful.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2010 8:08:16 PM PDT
If you're not being sarcastic, thank you very much! I didn't actually know what I was going to say, so mostly the video was on-the-fly. I'm sure you can tell by some slow talking and long pauses. Haha. But again, thank you.
Posted on Oct 8, 2010 10:04:08 PM PDT
Leigh A. Peterson says:
Just got my eyeball today and tested the fps at mailvu.com. It says 2 fps. Do WebcamMax and/or Cyberlink Youcam have options to decrease the resolution? Not sure if my cam is defective like your slow one was.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2010 7:57:52 AM PDT
Webcam Max lets you reduce resolution. Also, you are sure you're on a USB 2.0 port? If you think it's defective, or you aren't happy with it, make sure to get a replacement. No reason keeping something you don't like, right?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2010 10:09:46 AM PDT
Leigh A. Peterson says:
I will look into webcam max. The problem seems to be if I try to record video over the net. I can record my own video just fine, but if I use something like youtube or facebook to try to record, it's 2 fps.
Yes I do have a usb 2.0 port.