Logitech MeetUp 4K Video Conferencing System For MacOS
120 Degree FOV, Beam-Forming Mics, Speaker, Remote Control
4K HD Webcam System RequirementsFor Apple users, system specifications for the Logitech Meetup conferencing camera start with Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite on up through the latest MacOS Sierra. The minimum CPU specs recommend a 2.4GHz or faster CPU on your MacBook or Mac and you need to take that seriously for high resolution conferencing.
While the Ultra HD webcam sensor can operate at up to 30FPS at a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, note your video chat app may not be capable of Ultra HD mode. Just as important, your internet bandwidth matters too, as to whether such high frame rates or resolutions are even possible on the receiving device. Lastly, it should also be noted that a 5Gbps USB 3.0 or 10Gbps 3.1 USB port is needed for 4K resolution. USB 2.0 ports are fast enough for more conventional 1080p or 720p HD webcams, but 4K mode needs USB 3.x speeds.
With physical dimensions of 4"H x 16"W x 3"D and weighing in at around 2 pounds, it's oblong design is ideal for mounting beneath a meeting room's large panel LCD TV or display. An optional extension microphone is available to extend the camera's 8 foot range to 14 feet in larger meeting rooms.You can learn more detailed specs about the MeetUp cam here.
The Logitech Brio is also the first webcam in it's product line to switch to a USB 3.x Type-C port on the back of the camera housing and allows interchangeable cables. The Brio comes with a conventional USB-A to USB-C cable, but some Apple users with modern MacBook laptops and desktops may opt to purchase a USB-C to USB-C cable to directly connect the camera with.
Some aspects of this 4K HD webcam may be confusing. Though it supports both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 use, 4K capture does require a 5Gbps USB 3.0/3.1 speed port. Although the Mac compatible Brio web camera features an infrared IR sensor on the camera face, it's unclear if or when any facial recognition software for Mac OSX will be available or written to take advantage of it. Somewhat like the C922 with it's bundled XSplit and Personify apps that are Windows only, Macintosh users will be slightly underserved. Supposedly, the camera can support adjustable 68, 78 or 90 degree Field-Of-View FOV adjustments which can be handy depending on whether it's just you in a video - or you're in a group conference with multiple people on-cam.
Do note though that Logitech's webcam support site does offer MacOS webcam control software for OSX 10.11+ (Sierra and ElCapitan) to provide image adjustment or other camera settings controls. It seems in the latest version of Logitech's webcam app, background removal is supported on the Brio. The Mac Logitech Brio webcam download for MacOS 10.11+ is available here.
Though it appears largely similar to the C920, the C922 is a different camera. Visually it features an apparently darker black casing and white LED accent rings around it's face. The internal circuitry has also been enhanced to provide "Up To" 60FPS at 720p and 30FPS at 1080p. Do note that achieving optimal frame-rates is also directly correlated to optimal lighting conditions no matter which webcam you buy, so keep good lighting in mind for any of your video capture or conferencing sessions.
Although it is a premium web camera with great clarity, color and light sensitivity - I do note that unlike the C930e, ConferenceCam Connect and other top-end Logitech models, the C922 doesn't brag about having a branded Carl Zeiss optical quality glass lens.
The C922 Stream Pro for Mac includes a fully adjustable tabletop tripod with swivel mount that extends to 18.5cm. But do note: Logitech has also been selling a C922X version that does NOT include the tripod. To avoid confusion it helps to think of the 'X' as being crossed-out, without the tripod. Unless you don't need or want the tripod, watch online prices for the webcam very closely: I've seen the model with the free webcam tripod selling for less than the X-model without it.
Featuring widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio HD video, stereo audio and Carl Zeiss optics, it offers up to 720p HD video calling or capture at up to 30 frames per second. Dual high-quality microphone elements deliver wideband stereo audio capture. The B910/C910 camera has a 78-degree field of view and razor-sharp Carl Zeiss optical glass lens. Logitech's exceptionally smooth and responsive autofocus helps keeps images incredibly sharp and detailed, even when close-up.
This UVC-compliant, plug-and-play webcam automatically uses Apple system drivers built-into MacOS Sierra, OSX ElCapitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Leopard and Lion. With it's exceptional light response, color accuracy and smooth autofocus, most Mac users with adequate room lighting won't really need any image adjustment software.
With an optical quality glass lens, the C615 delivers razor-sharp images and exceptionally fluid and responsive autofocus. When comparing the C615 alongside Logitech's premium Apple compatible web camera, the C930e, I was hard pressed to detect ANY visual difference in image quality, color balance or light handling. The only perceptible difference is the 930e's wider 90-degree wide-angle field-of-view (FOV) incorporating more surrounding background than the C615's more common 78-degree FOV. Overall just as good - for literally a third the price!
It shares the overall design of the compact, pivoting and folding design of the C510 and C525 models, but ups the lens quality and sensor to full 1080p HD web camera resolution. It also has a threaded standard tripod webcam mounting option. What it doesn't have is H.264 video compression that higher end models such as the C920, C930e and ConferenceCam Connect support.
The C510 and C525 are virtually indistinguishable on the outside. On the C525, only the word 'Autofocus' surrounding the camera's optics and strangely, fewer pinholes for the noise-canceling built-in microphone element: 4 holes on the 525 vs 11 holes on the 510 model.
It should be noted both cameras have been discontinued and superceded by Logitech's C615 autofocus webcam model which takes the HD resolution up to full 1080p HD and includes a standard camera thread tripod mounting hole. For cameras that support H.264 video compression, you have to move up to a C920 or C930e model.
Both webcams support maximum 720p HD resolution. So the singularly most important thing that sets the two apart is basically the 510 is FIXED focus (which some prefer for use in, say, Stop-Motion animation setups) versus the ultra-smooth AUTOFOCUS of the 525. It should be noted Logitech delivers exceptionally smooth and responsive autofocus, many lesser AF webcams can be noticeably slow and sluggish or very jerky and 'steppy' in response.
Both cams have a plastic - though optical quality lens and offer excellent clarity color fidelity. In our testing, both are notably superior in image than the built-in Apple iSight webcam in our MacBook. The built-in microphone with noise-cancellation is of good sound quality too, far better than most cheap import UVC webcams from China.
Lastly, both the Logitech C525 and C510 Mac compatible webcams share the same Fold and Go pivoting camera head design like the C615 that makes for easy portability and lens protection from scratches and smudges when folded closed for privacy or travel.
• HD widescreen 1080p camera sensor for video capture
• 720p HD video chat mode for a true HD-quality Skype experience
• Delivers superior image quality and sharpness
• Features a high-precision optical glass element lens
• Smooth and responsive Auto-Focus
• Microsoft's TrueColor technology automatically delivers accurate, bright video
• High-fidelity wide-band microphone -for natural, highly detailed audio capture
• UVC - USB Video Class Compliance for driver-free installation
• USB 2.0 port speed minimum, SuperSpeed USB 3.0- 3.1 compatible
• Standard camera tripod mount in webcam's flex-grip base
• Rotates 180 degrees side-to-side for versatile positioning
The cross-platform LifeCam Pro HD webcam for Macintosh or PC works out of the box with Apple's OSX 10.5+, Linux, and recent Windows 7 and higher operating systems. This video capture and chat cam represents Microsoft's premium, state-of-the-art web camera technology and rival's Logitech's comparable C920 and wide-angle C930e models - often at a lower price.
Don't be confused by offerings of both a 'Business' and 'Consumer' version: They're the SAME, identical camera packaged for different markets. Compare pricing between the two and you may be able to purchase this spectacular hi-definition premium MS webcam at a very reasonable price.
Essential Microsoft LifeCam Camera FeaturesA few particularly notable features of the UVC compliant Microsoft HD-5000 web camera for Mac includes assured compatibility with OS X version 10.5 or greater. You simply need plug it in to an available USB port. Apple’s OSX operating system includes low-level USB Video Class - UVC hardware drivers so that the web camera will be immediately recognized and ready to use by simply an open USB 3.0 or 2.0 port on a Mac desktop or laptop system. An LED indicator on the front lights when the camera is active. Although there's a still image capture button atop the camera body, it's non-functional on the Mac, use PhotoBooth or other app to nab still pictures.
Imaging Abilities Of The Microsoft HD-5000 CamWith a 5MP sensor the LifeCam 5000 is capable of capture of 720p high-def video depending on the speed of your Mac's CPU and the settings you choose in your video app. This is a full Auto-Focus webcam that can be slow and sluggish in low-light situations, but offers reasonably responsive focusing with decent lighting available. Clarity is excellent, and it should be noted Microsoft's TrueColor webcam technology is spot on - something that cannot be said of the off-color hues Apple's built-in iSight cameras are all too guilty of.
Audio Handling Abilities Of The Microsoft HD-5000The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 webcam features a front-facing internal microphone of reasonably high quality which some find even better than the internal microphone that may built into your Mac desktop or laptop computer. For particular Mac desktop computers like a Mac mini or a Macintosh Pro, there is no microphone at all! Therefore, connecting a Microsoft HD-5000 webcam with it’s included USB microphone adds the ability to record audio as well, via just one USB device.
Additional Webcam Features Of The Microsoft HD-5000The Microsoft HD-5000 or Mac web camera mount clip includes a versatile, flexible clip to attach it to a MacBook display or to sit or mount atop a desktop computer monitor. A standard camera tripod mounting screw hole is NOT incorporated into the camera body, so this may not be the right choice if tripod use is critical to you. Like many webcam clips, this one is rubbery coated to grip better than smooth plastic ones do.
Affordability Of Microsoft HD-5000With a typical listed price of around $40 USD this 720p hi-def Apple-friendly Microsoft webcam is an easily affordable choice for nearly any budget, yet still offers a really exceptional web camera image for your online conferencing, Skype chats, and video recording sessions.
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Both of these webcams for Mac OSX feature manual focus by twisting the lens - so if high-definition 720p HD is too clear, sharp and detailed -- you can 'soften' the image with a gentle blur to smooth over your minor, but human flaws. And if you like to Talk-Dirty too, both have a built-in microphone. They're compatible with Mac OS 10.5+ and up and will work with many adult video conferencing sites that use Flash, Skype, ICUii, ISPQ, Camfrog and others.
Noteworthy Conference Cam Webcam FeaturesSome of the particularly note-worthy features of a ConferenceCam Connect webcam for Mac include assured compatibility with Mac OSX version 10.6+ or higher. You simply need plug it in. Apple’s OSX includes basic USB Video Class - UVC hardware drivers so that the webcam will be immediately usable by merely connecting it to any available USB 3.0 or 2.0 port on your Mac desktop or notebook computer system. It includes a battery-powered Remote control to manage all aspects of a video conference call: From Pan and Zoom of the webcam, to speaker volume control and mute, to Skype call disconnect (with additional Mac OSX plugin installed).
The camera has an internal battery - something new in conference webcams. You can connect it via USB to your MacBook laptop and hold a videoconference over your WiFi network without necessarily needing to be hooked up to AC power.
Audio Handling Abilities Of The ConferenceCam ConnectThe ConferenceCam Connect webcam additionally features full-duplex speakerphone functionality. The internal noise canceling microphones are of excellent quality which let room participants up to 12 feet away be heard clearly during a voice or video session. A loud and very high-quality internal, down-firing speaker in the cylindrical camera radiates room-filling 360 sound.
Additional Webcam Functionality Of The ConferenceCam ConnectThe ConferenceCam Connect or Mac webcam also supports HDMI video out to a conference room projector or screen if needed. And there's Bluetooth 4.0 NFC support for iPhone or Android phone users to participate in a voice conference as well. The unit also includes an AC wall power adapter, though the camera can be recharged via a MacBook's USB port if need be in a pinch.
Pricing Of ConferenceCam ConnectWith a typical listed MRSP price of $499 this business grade webcam is going to be beyond the reach of many - though street pricing is typically $100 or more less. (For more affordable group conferences, the Logitech BCC950 is a lower-cost alternative with many of the same features.) However the compelling features make this an exceptional webcam .
Essential Webcam Features
A few particularly special features of a RocketFish RF-HDWeb webcam for Mac include instant Plug-N-Play compatibility with Mac OSX version 10.4 or greater. All you have to do is plug it into a high-speed USB port. Apple’s OS X includes low-level USB Video Class - UVC hardware drivers so that the webcam will be immediately usable by simply connecting it into any available USB 2.0 or SuperSpeed 3.0 port on your Mac laptop or desktop computer.
Audio Handling Capabilities Of The RocketFish RF-HDWeb
The RocketFish RF-HDWeb webcam also includes a built-in microphone of decent quality that might even be better than the internal mic in your Mac desktop or laptop computer. For particular Mac desktop computers such as a Mac mini or a Macintosh Pro, there is no included microphone. Therefore, buying a Rocket Fish RF-HDWeb webcam with an internal microphone also yields the capability of recording audio as well, from a single USB connection.
Additional Webcam Functionality Of The RocketFish RF-HDWeb
The RocketFish RF-HD Mac webcam's mounting clip includes a versatile flip-clip to position it to your MacBook display or atop a desktop monitor. Small rubber pads on the mount help hold it in place a bit better than cameras that don't include this. Although the camera has a small still-picture snapshot button atop the camera's body, there's no Mac software to sense and take advantage of it.
Cost Of RocketFish RF-HDWeb
With a typical selling price of around $20 USD this surprisingly sharp webcam is a very affordable choice for nearly any Mac owner's wallet yet still offering a really exceptional 720p HD webcam online chat and video capture experience very cheaply.
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Some of the particularly notable features of the Ipevo Ziggi-HD document cam webcam for Mac is it's high-resolution 5MP sensor for high-definition resolutions up to 2592 x 1944. It can focus sharply to within 2.2 inches of a document or object for detailed close-ups.
Instant compatibility with Mac OSX: All you have to do is plug it in. Apple’s OS X includes low-level USB Video Class - UVC hardware drivers so the webcam will be instantly usable by merely plugging it into any available USB 3.0 or 2.0 port on the Mac desktop or notebook system.
Audio Capture Capabilities Of The Ipevo Ziggi-HD Document Cam
The Ipevo Ziggi-HD document cam webcam does have built-in microphone if needed for voice conferencing.
Affordability Of Ipevo Ziggi-HD document cam
With a typical street price of around $100 USD this best-selling document cam from Ipevo is a very affordable option for practically any school or businesses budget while still delivering a really exceptional presentation or educational experience. A wireless WiFi version of the cam is available for about $50 more.
Noteworthy Webcam Features
A few particularly special features of a Creative Labs Live Cam Chat webcam for Mac include instant compatibility with Mac OS X version 10.5x or greater. Creative was one of the first companies to jump on the UVC compliant webcam standard and have been shipping Apple compatible cameras for years. You simply need plug it in. Apple’s OS X includes basic UVC - USB Video Class drivers so the webcam will be immediately usable by just merely an open USB SuperSpeed 3.0 or 2.0 port on the Mac laptop or desktop system.
Audio Capture Abilities Of The Creative Labs Live Cam Chat
The Creative Labs Live Cam Chat webcam also features an internal, noise cancelling microphone of fairly decent sound quality which may be better than the internal mic in your Mac desktop or laptop computer. For particular Mac desktop computer models like a Mac mini or a Macintosh Pro, there is no microphone. Therefore, connecting a Creative Labs Live Cam Chat webcam with an internal microphone adds the ability to record audio too, from a single USB device.
Additional Webcam Features Of The Creative Labs Live Cam Chat
The Creative Labs Live Cam Chat or Mac webcam mount apparatus includes a versatile clip to position it to your MacBook display or desktop monitor. Sadly it doesn't have an industry standard camera mount hole which is often handy for a really stable setup.
Affordability Of Creative Labs Live Cam Chat
Commonly available at a typical listed price of about $20 this 720p HD webcam is a highly affordable option for practically anyone’s budget while still delivering a good 720p high-definition webcam online chat and video recording experience. It's notably better than the lower-end Live Cam Sync - but at the same price. It's one of our favorite cheap Mac compatible webcams.
Essential Webcam Features
Some of the particularly special features of the Logitech C930 webcam for Mac include H.264 video compression to insure a smoother Skype HD session, or reduce the file size of video captured to disk. A Carl Zeiss optical-quality glass lens delivers image sharpness that no other competitor can match. Color fidelity and light-sensitivity is really exceptional. For many Mac users, this camera delivers a fantastic image out of the box in a wide variety of lighting settings automatically.
The camera also has a WIDE-ANGLE 90 degree field of view, about 10-15 degrees wider than most webcams. This makes it ideal for two-person chats side by side in it's wide 16:9 HD video-frame. It's very fast, smooth and responsive Auto-Focus is exceptionally fluid and responsive. On other cheap Apple compatible webcams you might find the camera's autofocus slow and erratic trying to stay in focus when there's alot of movement.
The 930e needs no additional software to deliver a great image in adequate lighting. However, a image adjustment utility for OSX is available on the camera's support page. Assured compatibility with Mac OS X version 10.5+ or greater. All you have to do is plug it in. Apple’s OSX operating system includes low-level UVC - USB Video Class hardware drivers so the webcam will be instantly recognized and ready by just merely connecting it to any available USB 3.0 or 2.03.0 port on the Mac laptop or desktop computer.
Audio Capture Capabilities Of The Logitech C930
The Logitech C930 webcam also features stereo internal microphones of exceptional quality that are better than the internal mic in a Mac desktop or laptop computer. For particular Mac desktop systems like the Mac mini or a Macintosh Pro, there is no microphone at all. Therefore, adding a Logitech C930 webcam with it's dual internal microphones also adds the ability to record really high-quality audio as well, using just a single USB connection.
Additional Webcam Features Of The Logitech C930
The Logitech C930e for Mac webcam mounting clip includes an adjustable clip to attach it to the lid of a MacBook display or atop a desktop computer monitor. An industry standard camera tripod mounting screw hole is incorporated into the 903's camera body which will help assure a stable and steady camera image and hold the precision camera position and angle of your choosing when used with a desktop or floor-standing tripod.
Affordability Of Logitech C930
With a typical street price just over $100 this extremely high-quality webcam ain't cheap. But it's so vastly superior to any of Apple's built-in iSight cameras, it's worth it for achieving professional results. It's an exceptional webcam that delivers a superlative internet conferencing and video recording experience that's worth every cent to professional and business users who want to project a razor-sharp image.
Essential Webcam Features
A few particularly note-worthy features of a Logitech HD C270 webcam for Mac include 720p HD resolution with a 2MP sensor, a hassle-free fixed focus lens and a built in mic. There's assured compatibility with Mac OS X version 10.5 or greater. One just needs to plug it in. Apple’s OS X includes basic UVC - USB Video Class hardware drivers so the webcam will be immediately usable by simply plugging it into an available USB 2.0 or faster port on your MacBook notebook or desktop Macintosh computer system.
Audio Handling Abilities Of The Logitech C270
The Logitech C270 HD webcam additionally features a built-in microphone of reasonable sound quality which may be an improvement than an internal microphone in a Mac desktop or laptop computer. For certain Mac desktop computers such as a Mac mini or a Macintosh Pro, there isn’t any microphone. So, using a Logitech C270 webcam with an internal microphone also adds the capability of recording audio too, via just one USB device.
Additional Webcam Functionality Of The Logitech C270
The Logitech C270 or Mac webcam mount clip includes an adjustable, folding clip to position it to your MacBook display or your desktop computer monitor. A standard camera tripod mounting screw hole sadly is not incorporated into the camera body.
Affordability Of Logitech C270
Commonly available at a typical listed price of around $25 USD this budget HD webcam is a very affordable choice for nearly any wallet while still delivering a very usable internet conferencing and video recording experience. However we recommend spending another $5 or so and moving up to the 3MP sensor Logitech C310 as a slightly better option with more image detail.