FaceVsion Hi-Def FV TouchCam N1 for Skype - 1QCCZZZ0ST1

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by A customer on 11/30/2010

We bought 4 of these. We have been using the newest Logitech cameras for 4 years on Skype, upgrading each time a new camera came out. This time we chose the FaceVsion N1 over the Logitech C910 to get away from the Logitech software, which put an unnecessary drain on the video, and to switch to the new H.264 codec for HD data transmission. The FaceVsion N1 is truly plug-and-play. There is no camera software to download. The onboard chip immediately takes over. Upload speeds of about 1.2+Mbs are required for HD, but video quality is better than other cameras, even on slower internet connections and slower computers. We have used it with good results on cell phone low bandwidth networks. We have only one complaint about the FaceVsion N1: There is no way that the cord will comfortably reach from a camera on top of the monitor to a tower on the floor. My tower is in a straight line below the monitor. The cord just barely reaches the tower, but not without stressing the plug. If you have this setup you’ll have to buy a USB extension cable. The Logitech cameras all had cables that were at least a foot longer. However, unlike Logitech cameras, the FaceVsion N1 has a plug at the camera end of the wire. This makes it much easier to restart the camera by simply unplugging the wire from the camera and reinserting it. Currently, the FaceVsion N1 is the only HD camera that is Skype certified.

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Very good, but read on...

by Patrick Lynch on 12/31/2010

This FaceVsion N1 camera is a keeper. THE GOOD: My contacts report that it sends very clear video and great sound. The automatic adjustment for low light works well. The auto-focus is fast and accurate. It discovered and uploaded a firmware update without a hitch. I have used it on a Windows7 desktop and a WindowsXP netbook (which I feared would be underpowered for the video) and it works fine on both machines. It sits on top of monitors better than several other webcams I've tried (some didn't stay put there at all) and I like its physical design -- rectangular and symmetrical -- in a businesslike black and silver package. NOW, SOME NEGATIVE POINTS: The included cable is too short if you use a tower computer that sits on the floor -- I had read about this and so I ordered a five foot USB extension cable along with the camera. Works fine. ALSO -- since I bought this camera to use with Skype, I notice that it works great with only some versions of Skype, not at all with others. At least this is true on my Windows7 desktop. For example, for me, it works with Skype version but not with Maybe a new firmware update will solve this. This need for syncronizing the camera's firmware version with the Skype version probably is a tradeoff for the advantage we get from having so much processing done by the camera (relieving the computer of the workload). All told...I'm happy with this camera and recommend it to everyone.

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Stay connected in high definition at anytime, from anywhere

Introducing FV TouchCam™ N1, a HD VideoCam with embedded H.264 codec chip and dual microphones supporting beamforming techniques, offers synchronized, crystal clear HD video (720p, 3X DVD resolution) and superior audio quality. Now, with FV TouchCam™ N1 , Skype users worldwide can enjoy HD-quality video calling, stay even more closely with friends and family or effectively discuss business partnerships across time zones.

The world's first Skype certified USB camera with embedded H.264 (3X standard DVD resolutions), realizing real-time two-ways true HD 720p video chat using Skype and QuLives.

Embedded dual microphones using beamforming technique for excellent audio.

True plug and play simplicity and mobility, enables on-the-go professionals to stay connected in HD motions whenever and wherever.

H.264 super encoder for superb audio video experience at substantially low bit rates. Auto focus, wide angle (78 degree).


Manufacturer faceVsion
Mfg Part# 1QCCZZZ0ST1
SKU 215473601
UPC 885661000022
UPC 14 00885661000022
Skype certified VideoCam for HD 720p video call
Adaptive H.264 encoder for superb video experience
Autofocus wide angle lens with 78 degree at 720p let no one gets left out
Unidirectional dual microphones support beamforming technique for superb audio
True plug & play experience.
Tech Specs
Interface:USB 2.0 High Speed
Power supply:5V (USB bus power)
Effective Pixel:1280 x 800 (MAX)
Output Image Size:HD, WVGA, VGA, CIF, QVGA, QCIF.
Video format: 720P,H.264,22fps
Frame rate:
22fps at HD (1280x720) with H.264.
30fps at WVGA (768x 480) with YUV.
Lens 1G4P+IR, VCM Auto-focus
Depth of Focus: 10cm ~ infinity
Aperture: F/2.0
FOV: 78.1°
Microphone type: Unidirectional dual microphones
# Frequency 100-12000Hz
# Sensitivity -47dB+/-4dB
# SNR >60dB
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