QuickCam Express, blurry, snowy picture...sometimes the picture is totally shaded red
Many factors can affect the image quality of your pictures. If you are experiencing blurry images, please try adjusting the focus ring located around the lens.
This will allow you to focus the camera image on objects at different distances.
Also, make sure there is good lighting. Improving the lighting conditions can improve the image quality considerably.
If the image quality is poor while transmitting video over the Internet using video enabled programs such as MSN Messenger, Yahoo! or AOL Instant Messenger, your connection speed to the Internet directly affects the image quality of the transmitted video.
Corporate LAN, DSL/cable modem connections will result in the best image quality experience, while dial-up connections may result in choppy and overall poor quality because of the slower connection speed.
Even broadband connections such as DSL/cable modem may experience choppy video at times because of Internet traffic or slow upload speeds.
If the image appears clearly in the camera software, most likely your Internet connection may be responsible for the poor image quality in your video program.
Changing Display Adapter Settings:
If you are still experiencing a distorted, fuzzy or grainy image, you may need to change the settings for your display adapter.
For optimal image quality, please make sure the video display adapter is set to display at least 16-bit high color or higher.
To change the color palette please perform the following steps:
Click on "Start," "Settings," and "Control Panel."
Double-click on the Display icon.
Click on the tab labeled Settings.
In the dialog box labeled Color Palette, verify the video mode is set to 16-bit (high color) or 24-bit (true color).
Also, check with the manufacturer of the video card for updated video drivers.
Low Light Boost:
If you cannot do anything to improve the lighting situation, some Logitech video cameras have an option for "Low Light Boost."
If there is an option for "Low Light Boost," try enabling the "Low Light Boost" in the QuickCam software.
To do this:
Open the QuickCam software.
At the bottom right hand corner of the camera image box, click on the arrow next to the QuickCam icon.
Choose "Advanced Camera Settings".
Under the Image Enhancement box, place a check mark in the "Low Light Boost" option.
If that does not improve the image quality, try adjusting the other image settings, such as contrast, saturation brightness, gain and white balance.
Click OK when your are done.
Last, make sure that you ae using the latest drivers.
You can upodate them from here.
Hope this helps.
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May 12, 2008 |