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Creative’s Full HD Webcam Gives Background Noise The Silent Treatment

In total Creative released three new webcams that deliver “a far superior video and audio experience than any integrated web camera can deliver” for Mac and PC users.

Cam Connect HD 1080

Topping the range is their Creative Live! Cam Connect HD 1080. As its moniker suggests, it records video in Full HD 1080p resolution, will snap still shots in 18MPs and includes superior noise cancelling technologies. Just like Creative’s SoundBlaster Axx, this webcam suppresses noise outside of an established zone, allowing the user to hold a conversation free from whatever interference fills the background.

“With the Creative Live! Cam Connect HD 1080 we are introducing the first web camera with our CrystalVoice technology, surpassing the capabilities of integrated cameras and web cameras alike with precision voice accuracy and ultimate clarity,” said Low Long Chye, Director of Product Marketing for Creative. 

“We’re excited to implement technologies from our award-winning audio solutions into a web camera to provide a superior communications experience.”

Creative Live! Cam Connect HD 1080 Technical Specifications
·    1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) HD video resolution
·    18 mega pixel* picture resolution
·    Up to 30fps frame rate @ Full HD 1080p quality
·    Dual stereo microphones with CrystalVoice technology suite
·    5MP image sensor
·    Auto focus lens
·    Plug & chat with Windows®, Mac OSX10.5 and Linux Kernel® 2.6
·    Multi-attach base


Cam Connect HD

The following Cam Connect HD is a Skype certified video camera that captures 720p HD recordings at 30 frames per second. The 8MP camera has built in H.264 hardware video processing for fluid video that doesn’t tax your PC’s resources.

“The power of built-in hardware encoding ensures that the quality of video communications far surpasses what any integrated web camera can offer,” said Ryan Richards, Creative’s Product Marketing Manager.

Patented technology has been used to silence the liquid crystal auto focus lens so that it is not picked up by the camera’s sensitive microphone.

Creative Live! Cam Connect HD Technical Specifications
· 720p HD sensor
· 1280 x 720 video resolution
· 8 megapixel picture resolution*
· 30 fps frame rate @ 720p quality
· Auto focus liquid crystal lens
· Integrated noise-cancelling microphone
· Plug & chat with Windows, Mac OS X 10.5 and Linux 2.6
· Snapshot button
· Multi-attach base


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Introducing the range is the Cam Sync HD: a plug-and-play high definition webcam. It has a 3.7MP still cam, a noise cancelling microphone and password protection.

Creative Live! Cam Sync HD Technical Specifications
·    720p (1280 x 720 pixels) HD video resolution
·    3.7 megapixel* picture resolution
·    Up to 30fps frame rate @ HD 720p quality
·    HD 720p (1280 x 720) image sensor
·    Integrated microphone with noise-cancellation
·    Plug & chat with Windows, Mac OSX10.5 and Linux 2.6
·    Fixed focus
·    Multi-attach base
·    Cable length: 1.5 meters
·    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

All three cameras come with Creative’s Live! Central 3 software suite, which provides advanced video and audio effects, avatar creation, movie creation, desktop sharing features, touch screen control, parental control and remote surveillance and monitoring capabilities from a phone or PC.

Creative’s mid-range Cam Connect HD ($79.95) is available now, while the introductory Cam Sync HD ($29.95) and top of the range Cam Connect HD 1080 ($99.95) will be available from retailers on the 1st of November.