Today we received our Tandberg PrecisionHD webcam from Tandberg. Tenx Nico Teunissen – Product Support Manager (Netherlands). The next month we are going to put the device into a stresstest ;-) First some explanations about the package.
The package is shipped with;
- box with the PrecisionHD USB webcam
- User’s Guide
Some specs of the PrecisionHD USB webcam:
- 16:9 wide format HD video
- 1280 x720 resolution at 30fps
- High Light sensitivity: F1.7
- Multicoated all glass optics
- Auto focus and auto light adjustment
- Ultra wideband microphone
- Mechanical privacy shutter
Please refer to the weblog of Dennis from msgoodies to get more indepth information about the requirements for running high definition on computers. To get the best advantages on the Tandberg you should run a Quad-Core proc machine and make sure your OCS R2 pool (Video Quality) setting is changed to the appropriate settings. Open your pool settings and go to tab Video and select the right video quality level.
As you probably saw on Wikipedia there are different formats available:
The Tandberg device is running on 1280 x 720P HDTV. Currently this webcam is the best low-end end easy to travel device certified for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (link). As you can see the Tandberg is automatically selected in Live Meeting 2007.
Absolutely a very nice webcam in use. Congrats to the guys of Tandberg who developed on this. Great job! Mind you the OCS certified device list is not updated yet but before you purchase a new webcam make sure the device is certified. Latest certified device list. The devices are marked by the a “Microsoft Office Communicator” sign.