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Hercules HD Exchange - v2

HD 720p communication for everyone!

  • HD 720p Video
  • 3 MP Photo



  • Webcam designed and optimized for the most popular instant messaging applications:(MSN® Messenger / Windows LiveTM Messenger, Skype®, Yahoo!® Messenger, AIM®, GoogleTM GmailTM Voice and Video Chat, QQTM...).
  • HD quality lets you experience and share moments filled with emotion during your video chat sessions.
  • High image quality:
    • Video resolution: HD 720p
    • Photo resolution: 3 megapixels* (*in interpolated mode)
  • Incredibly smooth images: up to 30 frames per second.
  • Noise-canceling microphone for maximum comfort of use.
  • Fixed focus with no constraints (30 cm to infinity).
  • 3x digital zoom with automatic face-tracking.
  • Exclusive software suite including fun effects for your photos and videos:
    Hercules Webcam Station Evolution, Hercules Xtra Controller Ex .


  • Hercules Webcam Station Evolution software:
  • Ultra-simple, intuitive video capture mode.
  • Your choice of 3 photo capture modes, just like on a digital camera:
    • Single shot mode
    • Burst mode (up to 20 photos, with a 1 to 5 second interval between shots)
    • Self-timer mode (up to 10 seconds before the photo is taken)
  • Automatic conversion and formatting of your captures to send them by email, to your blog, your iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®, your Sony PSP® and directly to YouTubeTM, Facebook® and Flickr®!
  • Easily converts a series of burst mode images or a video file into an animated GIF file: perfect for livening up your website or blog!

  •  Hercules Xtra Controller Ex software:
  • 3x digital zoom with automatic face-tracking.
  • Show your photos "live" in the video window of your chat sessions! Talk about them in real time with your friends. Point out must-see details using the pointer. "Spice up" your chats!
  • Fun effects (pop art, Flash animations...).




Technical specifications

  • HD 720p CMOS sensor (1280 x 800 pixels)
  • Photo capture up to 3 megapixels (software interpolation)
  • Video capture up to 1280 x 720 pixels at 30 frames per second
  • Built-in noise-canceling microphone
  • Fixed focus (~30 cm to infinity)
  • Activity LED
  • 180 cm USB cable
  • High-Speed "Video Class" USB 2.0 (USB 1.1-compatible). Automatically recognized in Windows® 7, XP SP2 and Vista.
  • Rotation: 360° horizontal, 30° vertical. Universal attachment clip/stand.


Box contents

Hercules HD Exchange webcam,
Hercules Webcam Station Evolution and Hercules Xtra Controller EX software on CD-ROM, Quick Start Guide


Minimum configuration


  • Windows® XP SP2-SP3 / Vista SP1 32 & 64-bit / Windows® 7/ 8  32 & 64-bit
  • Intel Pentium® IV / AMD Athlon®
  • 1.4 GHz / 512 MB RAM
  • 300 MB HDD
  • CD-ROM
  • USB 1.1 / 2.0 port






Digital camera which connects to a computer via a USB port. Its main use is for video conversation over the Internet with other people connected to the Internet and also equipped with a webcam.
HD 720p
HD720p signifies a High-Definition (HD) image format, otherwise known as "HD Ready" in TV parlance. "720" represents an image resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, while the abbreviation "p" is used to designate progressive scanning of the image (i.e. no interlacing).
"HD720p" provides high-quality images with high refresh rates (in this case, up to 30 frames per second), resulting in a truly amazing level of realism never seen in a webcam… up until now!

Integrated microphone
Microphone directly integrated into the webcam. Therefore no other microphone is required to converse over the Internet.
Real-time text conversation over the Internet.
Self-timer mode
Mode allowing the user to delay, for a defined period, the taking of a photo after having pressed the shutter button.
Burst mode
Mode allowing the user to take several photos in succession via a single touch of the shutter button.
Digital zoom
Zoom carried out via software thanks to a mathematical algorithm allowing for the "enlargement" of pixels.
Fps (Frames per second)
Unit of measurement of the number of frames displayed per second in a video sequence. The higher this value, the more fluid the video will appear.
Automatic adjustment of a webcam’s focus allowing a face or object to always remain clear according to its distance from the webcam.
MegaPixel (MP)
Unit of measurement of the number of pixels displayed in a still image or one taken from a video sequence. 1 MP = 1 million pixels.
Animated GIF
Animated image file format, commonly used on many websites, created via a succession of images in GIF format.
CMOS sensor
Electronic component allowing for the measurement of light intensity at a large number of points to generate a digital image of the scene. Moreover, CMOS technology carries out this task with low energy consumption.
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