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Old 03-03-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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Logitech C270 webcam


I'm thinking of getting a webcam, and the Logitech C270 has received good reviews.

However, Logitech says the camera uses something called "Logitech Fluid Crystal" :
"What is it? Fluid Crystal is a proprietary algorithm that automatically adjusts the frame rate, color and sharpness to provide the best possible picture and motion."
http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/69/7507

So my question is: is this something which is implemented on the hardware, so I would benefit from also on linux debian, or is this something which is only software-implemented with the Windows drivers, and therefore no performance improvements will be noticed on debian?.

Any first hand experiences with this webcam on linux?.

TIA.
 
Old 03-18-2012, 06:53 AM   #2
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The camera is supported by the uvc drivers:
http://www.ideasonboard.org/uvc/

I think that the fluid crystal stuff is an algorithm implemented in software ... probably some filters and white balance.

You can probably get the same effect by using:
http://guvcview.sourceforge.net/
to adjust colors, brightness, contrast, etc.
 
  


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