PC video calls goes high-definition


  • Technology
  • Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010

Microsoft is eager to make the experience of video calling as close to the experience of chatting in real life as possible. The company has unveiled its first high-definition 1080p webcam, the LifeCam Studio.

The webcam has a true 1080p sensor (twice as big as the sensor found in Microsoft’s top-end webcam, the LifeCam Cinema HD) and a clean, graphic industrial design that looks like it was appropriated from a high-end video camera.

Additional features include an updated tripod thread, 360° viewing range, autofocus and ClearFrame Technology for smooth and detailed videos in low light conditions.

The LifeCam Studio is expected to be released before Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger 2011 goes live this fall, giving users the ability to harness the new HD calling features found on the program.

“With Windows Live Messenger, customers can now have richer, more meaningful conversations by sharing photos, playing games and, of course, instant messaging all while video chatting in HD,” said Michael Chang, group product manager, Windows Live Messenger.

“We are thrilled to deliver HD widescreen video calls with Windows Live Messenger 2011, giving LifeCam users a more vivid and clear image for their video calls.” — Relaxnews

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