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kev59

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#1
I ught a trust 380 usb webcam which is suppose to be a good one but the images are grainy and seem to lack colour any ideas
 

SPeedY_B

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#2
What app are you using to obtain images? resolution? Compression? Video format?

Web-cam images were never intended to be great, and unless you pay £70+ for your cam, they'll always be a bit grainy. Also most cams need a LOT of light to work in, low light (even that of a bulb/lamp lit room isnt enough for some cams) the image quality will be poor.
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#4
OK :)

Start with, What application are you using to obtain the image from the web-cam ? .. this shouldn't matter as such, as applications don't really affect the image quality, but different apps will use different settings.
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#10
Is there plenty of light? webcams don't work well in dark places. My old cam never used to work in anything but daylight.
 

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