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Hercules HD Twist

Small and smart. A revolutionary design.

  • 5 megapixels Photo
  • MINI size
  • Multiple colors
 

Description

 

  • The webcam becomes a fashion accessory
  • Miniature size
  • Fun and colorful design, to respond to any user’s style
  • Unique flexible stand: multiple positions adapt to all uses and let you express your mood! It’s easy to twist!
  • HD 720p sensor for the best performance, even in low-light conditions
  • Video resolution: 1280x720
  • Photo resolution: 5 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 with noise reduction

 

  • Exclusive software suite lets you "spice up" your video chats:
  • Hercules Webcam Station Evolution SE (3 photo capture modes, ultra-simple video capture, conversion and transfer of captures by email with just one click).
  • Hercules Xtra Controller EX (3x digital zoom, automatic face-tracking, lets you show your photos live during your video chats and add fun effects).


 

Technical specifications

Specifications

  • HD 720p CMOS sensor
  • Photo capture up to 5 megapixels (software interpolation)
  • Video capture : 1280x720 at 30 frames per second
  • Built-in microphone with noise reduction
  • Fixed focus (~30 cm to infinity)
  • Product dimensions: 24x36 mm (webcam head)
  • 180 cm USB cable
  • High-Speed "Video Class" USB 2.0 (USB 1.1-compatible). Automatically recognized in Windows® 7, XP SP2 and Vista.
  • Flexible silicone stand

 

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...).

 

Available in 12 languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Greek, Turkish, Polish and Arabic.
 

 

Box contents

Hercules HD Twist 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 / Windows 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


Hercules Webcam Station Evolution SE

Hercules Xtra Controller Ex
 

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.
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!

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.
Digital zoom
Zoom carried out via software thanks to a mathematical algorithm allowing for the "enlargement" of pixels.
Integrated microphone
Microphone directly integrated into the webcam. Therefore no other microphone is required to converse over the Internet.
Animated GIF
Animated image file format, commonly used on many websites, created via a succession of images in GIF format.
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.
Instant Messaging
Software allowing for chatting over the Internet.
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.
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