Hello guys, my Logitech Quickcam Pro9000, which I use to animate, has broken and I'm looking for another webcam of similar quality. Preferably something which shoots in at least 720p and works with pretty much all stop-motion software.

Also, I don't know whether anyone on here knows much about Windows 7, but my laptop runs win7 and it has had problems running the software for the Logitech Quickcam Pro9000, one of these problems is a sound card conflict which means I can't record audio and video at the same time as it will crash when I try to. All this camera has done since I got my new computer is crash, and today my computer has just decided that it doesn't want to recognize the usb, well that's been happening for a few weeks now but it usually went away, well not this time which is why I'm getting a new camera which will hopefully not run terribly on win7.

So basically what I'm trying to say is, do you have any suggestions for a webcam that shoots in 720p, is perfectly compatible with windows 7 and usable with most or all stop-motion capture programs.

Thank you. :)

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This webcam looks cool …

http://www.ipevo.com/prods/IPEVO_Ziggi_USB_Document_Camera

You can lock both focus and exposure. It's a USB document camera but can be used as a webcam too. I'm not sure about compatibility and such. The webpage says that it's capable of images up to 1600 x 1200 but it also says that it does live video capture at 640 x 480.

Here's a link to a PDF of the manual …

http://files.ipevo.com/download/doc/ziggi/Ziggi_UserManual.pdf

I have the Microsoft LifeCam - http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/lifecam-cinema/H5D-00001 

I think its a pretty good webcam. It shoots 720p and I've used it with Stop Motion Pro, AnimatorDV, Stop MotionMaker and Monkey Jam, and it works fine with all of them.

Picture wise it doesn't shoot photos near as nice as my Canon, but its a $80 webcam compared to a $600 SLR.

Here's a clip of something I shot with the lifecam ... I think its a good camera for the money.

 

 

 

btw ... I run windows 7 also.

Jeff

 This is something I'm definitely going to look into, in fact this looks exactly like what I'm after!

Thanks!

 

That looks awesome for a webcam but can't you guys find some old 20D type cameras with a kit lens?  It seems like that would make life much easier.

Well whatever the oldest DSLR is with live view, the video is what really brought up the price but we don't need that anyway.

I found it for £27 on Amazon, I turn 18 on Sunday so I should have enough money for it haha

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