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Hercules Optical Glass

Exceptional clarity thanks to a glass lens!

  • 800*600 Video
  • 1,3M pixels Photo
  • Built-in microphone
 

Description

  • VGA sensor with glass lens: for the best optical performance, and even clearer images!
  • 4 lighting diodes for clear, bright images - even in low light
  • Video resolution: 800*600
  • Photo resolution: 1,3 megapixels (software interpolation)
  • Incredibly smooth images: up to 30 frames per second

  • 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...).

  • Built-in microphone and additional headset included.

  • Manual focus ring

  • 3x digital zoom with automatic face-tracking

  • Exclusive software suite lets you "spice up" your video chats:
    Hercules Webcam Station Evolution SE, Hercules Xtra Controller EX
  • Hercules Webcam Station Evolution SE 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
  • 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, framing...).

 

 

Technical specifications

  • VGA CMOS sensor with glass lens
  • Photo capture up to 1,3 megapixels (software interpolation)
  • Video capture up to 800*600 pixels at 30 frames per second
  • Built-in microphone & additional headset included
  • Manual focus ring
  • 4 lighting diodes for low light
  • 180 cm USB cable
  • High-Speed "Video Class" USB 2.0 (USB 1.1-compatible). Automatically recognized in Windows® 7, XP SP2 and Vista.
  • universal mounting system

 

Box contents

Hercules Optical Glass webcam,
Hercules Webcam Station Evolution SE 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

 

 

Software



 

Technology

Webcam
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.
VGA resolution
Resolution of 640 pixels horizontally and 480 pixels vertically (640x480).
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.
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.
Instant Messaging
Software allowing for chatting over the Internet.
Chat
Real-time text conversation over the Internet.
Integrated microphone
Microphone directly integrated into the webcam. Therefore no other microphone is required to converse over the Internet.
Digital zoom
Zoom carried out via software thanks to a mathematical algorithm allowing for the "enlargement" of pixels.
Autofocus
Automatic adjustment of a webcam's focus allowing a face or object to always remain clear according to its distance from the webcam.
Burst mode
Mode allowing the user to take several photos in succession via a single touch of the shutter button.
Self-timer mode
Mode allowing the user to delay, for a defined period, the taking of a photo after having pressed the shutter button.
Manual focus
Manual focusing of a webcam allowing the user to make a face or object clear according to its distance from the webcam.
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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