Friday, October 23, 2009

Looking Ahead: Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000

John Marine | 10/23/2009 09:15:00 PM | |
NOTE: This blog post may soon be deleted and replaced with a new one. So enjoy what you read here, because it may be gone in the near future.

Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000

Here's how my YouTube career began. In September of last year days after getting power back to my house after Hurricane Ike, wireless broadband was set up in my house. With broadband, it was my chance to try to visit YouTube more often. On November 8, 2008; I joined YouTube. A week later, I made my first video. The webcam I used was a Creative Live! webcam, making 320 x 200 size videos. The quality was so-so, because I was not confident in making better-quality videos.

Then a few days before my birthday in January, with a lot of money, I was looking to make the next step by purchasing a new webcam. Until I got to become more confident making and releasing 640 x 480 videos, I stayed with 320 x 200. Afterwards, I tried mounting my webcam in a different position. I even sampled different things and different settings. I later became a bit more confident making High Quality videos without sacrificing too much space on my computer. I was able to find a setting with Windows Movie Maker which allows me to compress the raw video from a recording session I have with Logitech's webcam software, and compress the file by at least 29% of the raw video's size. For example, a 98 MB video can be compressed down to about 30-something or even 40 MB. All without sacrificing too much space on my PC. I've made as many as 20+ different videos on YouTube, maybe three or more High Quality-enabled videos on Facebook, and perhaps one on Myspace.

Now that you know my story on YouTube, let me get to the main point of this blog entry.

--- Looking Ahead: The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 ---
The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 is THIS:

Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000

Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 - 2

Since becoming a bit more serious about making YouTube videos, I've had one item I think would help me to making better-quality videos. That item is the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000. Why this webcam? The reason is because I want to look my best. I want great-looking video quality. I feel that even though my videos are high quality content-wise, I want to look my best visually. I can only do so much with the QuickCam Communicate MP that I currently own and use. If I am to go to the next level, it's with making high-quality webcam images. I don't need all the avatars and other visual effects. I just want to make myself look great. I even want to make better-quality photos for when I'm not making videos. This webcam has Carl Zeiss optics, auto-focus, and more. This can help myself look better while speaking my mind. I may be able to debut in real HD and even with Widescreen.

It's something I'm looking forward to for when I truly get to go to the next level. If/When I get this webcam, I feel my appeal will be improved. I will still make videos with the amount of skill that I can provide. Just that I feel I'll be at my best at home with this new webcam.

--- In Case You Ask... ---
The next level after that would be better video editing software, but more importantly, get a digital camcorder and do some out-the-house videos. I feel that if I can do a lot more interesting videos, whether by effects or by doing more home and out-of-home videos, I can step myself up to a better level. I'm taking my time in all of this. I'm not ready to go to the next level until I'm READY to go to the next level. I am not rushing anything.

Thank you for reading! Now you know what I'm up to recently. Comment away! Thank you for reading!

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