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Re: Webcams again



On Wednesday 07 February 2007 09:48, Keith Powell wrote:
> On Wednesday 07 February 2007 6:05 am, Ric Moore wrote:
> > Anne, this might sound crazy, but it's worth a try. I was dinking
> > with my little logitech and by turning the lens to focus it better,
> > the color and contrast also improved. Sounds dumb, but worth a
> > shot? Ric
>
> Ric.
>
> Butting in for a few moments.
>
> I too am having aMSN picture problems. The picture is very "brown" in
> either daylight or artificial light. In fact, it is brown in other
> Linux video chat programs (Kopete and Ekiga). If I even 'touch' the
> brightness control, it immediately goes very over-exposed. Altering
> the focus doesn't improve it at all.
>
> I'm not flaming, just stating facts, but in Windows Live Messenger,
> with Logitech's driver, the picture is excellent for a 640x480
> camera. Correct colours, and it works in far lower light levels than
> is required in Linux.
>
> I'll now retire into the background again!
>
Using the focus ring on the webcam, I've found a setting that gives a much 
better colour (and I think the focus is sharper, too).  I had to slightly 
adjust the ekiga settings after this, but that was easy.  Now I need to try 
it out live.  I'll report back when this has been possible.

Anne

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