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In order to get a reasonable resolution on this 2.0 MB webcam, it results in a very dark image...my room has three lights on, total about 200 Watts lighting within 5 feet of my head. Very dissappointing, I have fiddled with all settings in VideoImpression but either the image is bright enough and blurry, or it is dark but not blurry. I have a high speed cable modem. Any ideas on how to improve this? I need for Skype.

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Whether your holding a video business conference, having a personal video chat with a friend or recording video with your laptop webcam, image clarity plays a huge factor in the quality of the video. There are a number of factors that contribute to the image quality, including available lighting and screen resolution settings.
Adjust your webcam settings, such as brightness contrast, hue and saturation to accommodate the lighting in the room. In order to access your webcam settings, click on "Start" and open the "Control Panel." Choose "Hardware" and then choose your internal webcam from the hardware menu. Select the "Properties" tab to open the setting controls and slide each bar until you achieve the ideal visual settings for your broadcast. Increase the available lighting behind you when conducting a webcam chat, but do not increase the lighting close to the webcam. A lack of back lighting not only creates a darker image projection, but can cause graininess. Too much light close to the webcam can blanch the image, making it difficult to see. Adjust your screen resolution. When the image quality is blurred and distorted during a webcam broadcast, lowering your resolution can sharpen the image projection. To lower your resolution, right-click on your desktop and click "Properties." Choose "Screen Resolution," from the available prompts. Lower the screen resolution one step below where it is currently set and test the image quality. If it needs further sharpening, repeat the process until you achieve the desired clarity. Adjust settings in the video chat program you are using. For example, if you are using Skype, select "Tools" and click on the "Video" icon in the left toolbar. Select "Webcam Settings" and adjust your visual and camera function settings, such as the hue and saturation, as well as lighting compensation. Test your bandwidth settings. If the traffic on your network is high, and multiple users are sharing the same Internet connection, it can affect your bandwidth and lower the quality of your video projection. In order to conduct a quality video session, you should have minimum bandwidth connection of 128 kbps. To check your bandwidth, visit an online test site like SpeedTest and run a bandwidth check. Dust off the lens to free dust particles with an air can. Dust particles can cloud the clarity, but you don't want to wipe them away with your fingers or a rough cloth. Blasting the lens with a burst of canned air will blow away debris and help improve picture clarity.

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There are a number of factors that contribute to the image quality, including available lighting and screen resolution settings.
Adjust your webcam settings, such as brightness contrast, hue and saturation to accommodate the lighting in the room. In order to access your webcam settings, click on "Start" and open the "Control Panel." Choose "Hardware" and then choose your internal webcam from the hardware menu. Select the "Properties" tab to open the setting controls and slide each bar until you achieve the ideal visual settings for your broadcast. Increase the available lighting behind you when conducting a webcam chat, but do not increase the lighting close to the webcam. A lack of back lighting not only creates a darker image projection, but can cause graininess. Too much light close to the webcam can blanch the image, making it difficult to see. Adjust your screen resolution. When the image quality is blurred and distorted during a webcam broadcast, lowering your resolution can sharpen the image projection. To lower your resolution, right-click on your desktop and click "Properties." Choose "Screen Resolution," from the available prompts. Lower the screen resolution one step below where it is currently set and test the image quality. If it needs further sharpening, repeat the process until you achieve the desired clarity. Adjust settings in the video chat program you are using. For example, if you are using Skype, select "Tools" and click on the "Video" icon in the left toolbar. Select "Webcam Settings" and adjust your visual and camera function settings, such as the hue and saturation, as well as lighting compensation. Test your bandwidth settings. If the traffic on your network is high, and multiple users are sharing the same Internet connection, it can affect your bandwidth and lower the quality of your video projection. In order to conduct a quality video session, you should have minimum bandwidth connection of 128 kbps. To check your bandwidth, visit an online test site like SpeedTest and run a bandwidth check. Dust off the lens to free dust particles with an air can. Dust particles can cloud the clarity, but you don't want to wipe them away with your fingers or a rough cloth. Blasting the lens with a burst of canned air will blow away debris and help improve picture clarity.

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What could cause my webcam to be blurry?


Whether your holding a video business conference, having a personal video chat with a friend or recording video with your laptop webcam, image clarity plays a huge factor in the quality of the video. There are a number of factors that contribute to the image quality, including available lighting and screen resolution settings.
Adjust your webcam settings, such as brightness contrast, hue and saturation to accommodate the lighting in the room. In order to access your webcam settings, click on "Start" and open the "Control Panel." Choose "Hardware" and then choose your internal webcam from the hardware menu. Select the "Properties" tab to open the setting controls and slide each bar until you achieve the ideal visual settings for your broadcast. Increase the available lighting behind you when conducting a webcam chat, but do not increase the lighting close to the webcam. A lack of back lighting not only creates a darker image projection, but can cause graininess. Too much light close to the webcam can blanch the image, making it difficult to see. Adjust your screen resolution. When the image quality is blurred and distorted during a webcam broadcast, lowering your resolution can sharpen the image projection. To lower your resolution, right-click on your desktop and click "Properties." Choose "Screen Resolution," from the available prompts. Lower the screen resolution one step below where it is currently set and test the image quality. If it needs further sharpening, repeat the process until you achieve the desired clarity. Adjust settings in the video chat program you are using. For example, if you are using Skype, select "Tools" and click on the "Video" icon in the left toolbar. Select "Webcam Settings" and adjust your visual and camera function settings, such as the hue and saturation, as well as lighting compensation. Test your bandwidth settings. If the traffic on your network is high, and multiple users are sharing the same Internet connection, it can affect your bandwidth and lower the quality of your video projection. In order to conduct a quality video session, you should have minimum bandwidth connection of 128 kbps. To check your bandwidth, visit an online test site like SpeedTest and run a bandwidth check. Dust off the lens to free dust particles with an air can. Dust particles can cloud the clarity, but you don't want to wipe them away with your fingers or a rough cloth. Blasting the lens with a burst of canned air will blow away debris and help improve picture clarity.

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My web cam shows sort of a blurry picture


Whether your holding a video business conference, having a personal video chat with a friend or recording video with your laptop webcam, image clarity plays a huge factor in the quality of the video.


There are a number of factors that contribute to the image quality, including available lighting and screen resolution settings.


Adjust your webcam settings, such as brightness contrast, hue and saturation to accommodate the lighting in the room. In order to access your webcam settings, click on "Start" and open the "Control Panel."


Choose "Hardware" and then choose your internal webcam from the hardware menu.

Select the "Properties" tab to open the setting controls and slide each bar until you achieve the ideal visual settings for your broadcast.


Increase the available lighting behind you when conducting a webcam chat, but do not increase the lighting close to the webcam.


A lack of back lighting not only creates a darker image projection, but can cause graininess. Too much light close to the webcam can blanch the image, making it difficult to see.


Adjust your screen resolution.

When the image quality is blurred and distorted during a webcam broadcast, lowering your resolution can sharpen the image projection.


To lower your resolution, right-click on your desktop and click "Properties." Choose "Screen Resolution," from the available prompts.


Lower the screen resolution one step below where it is currently set and test the image quality.

If it needs further sharpening, repeat the process until you achieve the desired clarity.


Adjust settings in the video chat program you are using.

For example, if you are using Skype, select "Tools" and click on the "Video" icon in the left toolbar.


Select "Webcam Settings" and adjust your visual and camera function settings, such as the hue and saturation, as well as lighting compensation.


Test your bandwidth settings.

If the traffic on your network is high, and multiple users are sharing the same Internet connection, it can affect your bandwidth and lower the quality of your video projection.


In order to conduct a quality video session, you should have minimum bandwidth connection of 128 kbps.

To check your bandwidth, visit an online test site like SpeedTest and run a bandwidth check.


Dust off the lens to free dust particles with an air can.

Dust particles can cloud the clarity, but you don't want to wipe them away with your fingers or a rough cloth.


Blasting the lens with a burst of canned air will blow away debris and help improve picture clarity.


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Webcams come in a wide array of styles and designs, from the very simple to the elite, but they all have one thing in common:


They can be adjusted to match your mood at the moment and creative desires.

Open your web cam in a chat program, such as Skype.


Look for a link called "Preferences," where you will find webcam options you can adjust.


Choose the "Camera Settings" option and another window will open, labeled "Properties." There are more options here that can be adjusted.


Change a setting, such as brightness, by clicking on the slider mechanism with your pointer and dragging it.


These mechanisms are usually pretty sensitive, so be cautious when moving the settings.


Make sure that the image on your webcam is clear and in focus.


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My webcam is not clear


Whether your holding a video business conference, having a personal video chat with a friend or recording video with your laptop webcam, image clarity plays a huge factor in the quality of the video.


There are a number of factors that contribute to the image quality, including available lighting and screen resolution settings.


Adjust your webcam settings, such as brightness contrast, hue and saturation to accommodate the lighting in the room. In order to access your webcam settings, click on "Start" and open the "Control Panel."


Choose "Hardware" and then choose your internal webcam from the hardware menu.

Select the "Properties" tab to open the setting controls and slide each bar until you achieve the ideal visual settings for your broadcast.


Increase the available lighting behind you when conducting a webcam chat, but do not increase the lighting close to the webcam.


A lack of back lighting not only creates a darker image projection, but can cause graininess. Too much light close to the webcam can blanch the image, making it difficult to see.


Adjust your screen resolution.

When the image quality is blurred and distorted during a webcam broadcast, lowering your resolution can sharpen the image projection.


To lower your resolution, right-click on your desktop and click "Properties." Choose "Screen Resolution," from the available prompts.


Lower the screen resolution one step below where it is currently set and test the image quality.

If it needs further sharpening, repeat the process until you achieve the desired clarity.


Adjust settings in the video chat program you are using.

For example, if you are using Skype, select "Tools" and click on the "Video" icon in the left toolbar.


Select "Webcam Settings" and adjust your visual and camera function settings, such as the hue and saturation, as well as lighting compensation.


Test your bandwidth settings.

If the traffic on your network is high, and multiple users are sharing the same Internet connection, it can affect your bandwidth and lower the quality of your video projection.


In order to conduct a quality video session, you should have minimum bandwidth connection of 128 kbps.

To check your bandwidth, visit an online test site like SpeedTest and run a bandwidth check.


Dust off the lens to free dust particles with an air can.

Dust particles can cloud the clarity, but you don't want to wipe them away with your fingers or a rough cloth.


Blasting the lens with a burst of canned air will blow away debris and help improve picture clarity.


Hope this helps




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My webcam is coming up very blue and fuzzy is there a way to fix that for the Toshiba satellite L655


Hello!
Webcams in general have very low resolution. But you can improve the appearance of your image with this little trick:
Before the webcam starts capturing, try pointing it to a light source, so when it starts it should receive enough light to provide a brighter image afterwards. You can take it off the light source when you see that the image improves and use it normally.
This happens because most webcams' drivers are programmed to display an image based on the initial light conditions. So if you start using it in a dark place, when you try to move to a brighter area, the image would look blue and fuzzy, as the webcam was adapted to those lightning conditions.
Hope this helps.
Good Luck!

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Poor quality output on my cam too dark hardly see any image


most webcams require a signifigant amount of lighting in order to process the video. try adding a desklamp or a brighter overhead room light.

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Several factors determine onscreen size of a video image produced by a Webcam. The actual Webcam hardware may be limited to a maximum resolution. The percentage of your screen filled by a Webcam image will be a factor based on your desktop resolution and the maximum resolution of the Webcam image. A third factor impacting image size is available bandwidth Webcam software may also play a role in determining image size, but in most cases the software is only limited by the Webcam output. There are several ways to optimize your results to make sure you send a Webcam image viewable at the highest resolution acceptable to relatives on the other end, while also optimizing your system to maximize available screen real estate with inbound images from relatives.
Webcam hardware is often a big limiting factor in determining maximum image size. Most Webcams on the market today output a maximum 640x480 image, which easily fills a television screen. Any of the Webcams currently available from Logitech, Creative, Apple, D-Link or the numerous niche companies marketing Webcams will support 640x480, although some produce better results than others. If you have a Digital Video camera capable of doubling as a Webcam, you may get a 720x480 maximum image size. Apple's iSight camera and some of the higher end Logitech cameras using CCD instead of CMOS image sensors produce excellent images at 640x480 in well-lit rooms.
Knowing 640x480 is the maximum image size, don't expect incoming video to fill your screen if you have your resolution at 1024x768. The graphic below is shows the relative portion of a 1024x768 screen filled by a 640x480 image at 50% of actual size. If you want the incoming video to fill your screen, reset the resolution of your monitor to 640x480 to properly accommodate the incoming video feed. This assumes your relatives are capable of sending 640x480 video from their end. If their sending limitation is 320x240, the best you can hope for is a video filling 50% of your 640x480 screen.

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ig you see an image but its just too dark, try adjusting the settings of brightness and contrast including lighting on the room.

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