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I need a camera to stream video to ustream and would make my screen still visible without it being white! Anyone have any ideas?

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asked Feb 06 '12 at 13:39

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The logitech c920 is a good webcam for that, it has a decent dynamic range.

Also has a built in h.264 encoder so the CPU usage is much lower as compared to the c910

here is a pic of my desk, the room lighting is a single 75 watt equivlent light

The exposure adjusted to the screens

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If I was to use manual exposure and tweak everything just right, I could get the room a little brighter while still keeping screen detail.

answered Feb 06 '12 at 15:04

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Did you have any fancy lighting? b/c I was told that I need fancy lighting to get my monitor to show up. Also where can you get the camera at?

(Feb 06 '12 at 15:27) HostYourShit HostYourShit's gravatar image

nope, it is just a single 75 watt bulb in the center of the room

But as you can see, the rest of the room becomes under exposed.

The only way to avoid this is to increase the room lighting.

my room is not brightly lit. If you look as a setup like the one that someone like chris pirillo would use, they tend to have a lot more light to balance out the exposure between the room and the monitor.

(he also seems to use fixed focus, exposure, gain and white balance)

(Feb 06 '12 at 15:49) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

Relevant question,

How (if possible) can I use my iPhone 4S connected through my MacBook to broadcast on ustream?

answered Feb 06 '12 at 15:08

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