today I’m reviewing the Logitech c270 webcams as requested by our viewer / Mac and if you are interested in this camera it’ll set you back about 30 bucks on Amazon.
for specs this thing shoots 720p video it can shoot three-megapixel stills it has a noise-canceling microphone which is what you’re hearing right now.
and on the Mac, I’m only able to get up to 25 frames per second but from what I’ve researched you can get up to 30 FPS on a Windows machine now I’m sure some of you are wondering why there are black bars along the side of the video
and that is because on the Mac I’m actually shooting the cameras entire frame which is 1280 wide by 960 tall so I’m actually getting an extra 240 pixels of height which I can then adjust and post and frame it to my liking so as you can see over in our project properties our resolution is 1280 by 720.
but if we look at the actual video that we have we can see it’s 1280 by 960 so we can actually chop about 240 pixels off the height of this video and we won’t lose any resolution if we stay in actual 720p which is what we’re set at so what we’ll go ahead and do is go ahead and adjust the scale so that it is as wide as the frame so we’re 134 percent we can adjust it up.
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and down to get the framing that we want that looks than I personally would prefer but what are you going to do this is a really tight lens on the camera so that’s how you would fix that on a Mac you would fix it in the post as far as the build quality it is your standard webcam build all plastic and it looks almost identical to the Logitech c310.
which I’m showing you right now – the camera hump on the front so one way I think you could actually improve this webcam is by using it with an external microphone like.
- HD video calling (1280 x 720 pixels) with recommended system
- Video capture: Up to 1280 x 720 pixels
- Photos: Up to 3.0 megapixels (software enhanced)
- Built-in mic with Logitech RightSound™ technology
- Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified (recommended)
- Universal clip fits laptops, LCD or CRT monitors
I’m doing right now you can tell the visuals didn’t change at all but the fact that the audio quality has bumped up makes it seem like it’s a higher quality webcam and that your video is that much better
I think another good use case for this camera would be if you’re going to be doing tutorials or gameplays and you’re just going to shrink down the actual video and put it in one of the corners I think it’s perfectly sufficient for that so personally I wouldn’t recommend this camera unless you’re going to be using it for your Skype calls or if you’re just going to have a shrunk down video in the bottom of your screen but if you are set on a webcam.
I’d recommend something like the c920 it has a much wider field of view it shoots 1080p the microphone still sucks but you can supplement that with an external microphone it has a tripod mount on the bottom it’s just a much more versatile webcam for your youtube needs it’s actually the camera.
Getting Started – Manual Guide
- HD Webcam C270 – View