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Sound delay in our webcams when we try to sing together.

My brother and I are musicians. We tried to practice singing and playing guitars together with our webcams. But if I sing with what I hear him playing, he hears me as being behind the beat. The same happens if he sings with me playing. I hear him as if he was singing a fraction of time behind what I play. How can we stop this from occuring?
I'm not talking about an echo. When he plays a note I don't hear it for a split second. It makes singing at the same time impossible.
If you know how to get around this problem I would appreciate your help!
Thom

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The speed of light and the speed of sound just don't mix well on a webcams. There is a process delay with these cameras. The only remedy I know of is to get a webcam with greater memory capacity. Say, a 3.1meg webcam. The logitech only has 300K of memory and has a slower response time. Recording with a low res window helps too. 160x120 verses 320x240. This helps with less response delay time between cams. Also, using an external mic helps too. You'll need to tweek the distince between the mic and the webcam to sinc the video and sound. Let me know if I can be of further assistence with this. I'll try to help you resolve this.

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