Posted by: kurtsh | August 23, 2009

NEWS: Microsoft LifeCam Cinema, High Defnition 720p for the Enterprise or Consumer

image This past week, we announced the new LifeCam Cinema, a device that has been specifically designed to provide consumers with a choice for recording HD 720p videos. The new cam can be easily connected to any computer system and comes with a couple of features that are designed to improve the quality of the videos for home PC users.

The LifeCam Cinema is the first to deliver support for true 720p video recording, featuring built-in technologies that allow it to record at 30fps. Unlike the majority of consumer webcams available on the market, LifeCam Cinema is designed to provide users with support for high-definition resolutions of 1280 by 720 pixels. With the increasing popularity of video websites such as YouTube and Hulu, the new LifeCam Cinema fits the requirements of those users who like to record themselves and post the videos over the aforementioned websites.

Features:

  • True HD 720p Video Sensor
  • Widescreen (16:9) Resolution
  • Auto Focus
  • Up to 30 Frames Per Second
  • ClearFrame Technology for Smooth and Clear Video
  • Digital Noise-Canceling Microphone
  • Glass Element Lens
  • 5 MP Stills (interpolated)
  • Universal Flexible Base
  • Aluminum Body
  • OCS 2007 R2 Certified
  • XP-Win7 Operating Systems (no Mac folks – sorry)
  • Available in Enterprise¬† Multipacks
  • $79.95 MSRP (Oct Availability)

Designed to connect to the user’s computer system via a USB 2.0 interface, the LifeCam Cinema has also been featured with ClearFrame technology, which will enable the webcam to deliver smoother, more detailed videos.

The product is compatible with Office Communications Server 2008 R2, Windows Live Messenger, Windows Live Movie Maker and Windows Live Photo gallery. Behind the microphone, the camera also sports an integrated Windows Live Call button, which will more easily allow users to make Internet phone calls.

The camera is compatible with Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP and is expected to become available on September 9, for about US$79.99.

ANNOUNCEMENT:
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/aug09/08-20cinemapr.mspx

PRODUCT SITE:
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/digitalcommunication/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=008

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