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Re:Essential FHD Webcam Zoom Controls?

2021-01-20, 15:04 PM

The only reason I bought this webcam was the pan/tilt, digital zoom controls mentioned on the camera's page. There is no way to actually use these features. Seems like a pretty clear cut case of false advertising.

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Re:Essential FHD Webcam Zoom Controls?

2021-03-10, 18:07 PM

I'll add my name to this list of people looking for the pan/zoom controls for this webcam.

 

In linux if you do:

 

v4l2-ctl -d /dev/video0 --list-ctrls

 

pan/tilt is not listed as an option which makes me think it may not really exist.

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Re:Essential FHD Webcam Zoom Controls?

2021-03-16, 15:31 PM

Hi all,

 

This camera does not have any Lenovo provided software or drivers, but it works with external apps such as Zoom. In the specifications of this webcam, it is stated that it is compatible with any video conferencing software, but it does not have its own software from Lenovo.

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/acc500192-lenovo-300-fhd-webcam-overview-and-service-parts

 

From the Webcam Specifications:

 

If the digital controls for the camera in the Zoom app are missing, it is a good idea to contact the app manufacturer. You can contact Zoom support here:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/

 

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Re:Essential FHD Webcam Zoom Controls?

2021-03-31, 23:36 PM
The built-in microphone of the FHD 300 webcam is not recognized by the ultimate windows 7 installed on my lenovo desktop. I bought it just so I don't have to use another microphone. But as there is no driver not your what can I do for the system to recognize the microphone because it does not appear as available
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Re:Essential FHD Webcam Zoom Controls?

2021-04-08, 13:06 PM

This is the full output from v4l2-ctl

v4l2-ctl -d /dev/video0 --list-ctrls


brightness 0x00980900 (int)    : min=-10 max=10 step=1 default=0 value=0
contrast 0x00980901 (int)    : min=1 max=32 step=1 default=16 value=16
saturation 0x00980902 (int)    : min=0 max=20 step=1 default=10 value=10
hue 0x00980903 (int)    : min=-5 max=5 step=1 default=0 value=0
white_balance_temperature_auto 0x0098090c (bool)   : default=1 value=1
gamma 0x00980910 (int)    : min=100 max=200 step=1 default=180 value=180
power_line_frequency 0x00980918 (menu)   : min=0 max=2 default=1 value=2
white_balance_temperature 0x0098091a (int)    : min=2800 max=6500 step=1850 default=6500 value=6500 flags=inactive
sharpness 0x0098091b (int)    : min=0 max=10 step=1 default=7 value=2
exposure_auto 0x009a0901 (menu)   : min=0 max=3 default=3 value=3
exposure_absolute 0x009a0902 (int)    : min=156 max=5000 step=1 default=512 value=512 flags=inactive

There are no pan/tilt/zoom options which means they don't exist for this camera.  Please prove me wrong.

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Re:Essential FHD Webcam Zoom Controls?

2021-04-24, 17:43 PM

Lenovo has edited the online description of the camera but their marketing material still notes support for 4x "digital zoom". See Lenovo-Essential-FHD-Webcam_DS.pdf through various resellers (e.g., https://www.sccnewsbyte.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Lenovo-Essential-FHD-Webcam_DS.pdf).

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Re:Essential FHD Webcam Zoom Controls?

2021-04-24, 19:11 PM

Did you figure out how to zoom?

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Re:Essential FHD Webcam Zoom Controls?

2021-04-24, 20:12 PM

@ DBarb wrote:

Did you figure out how to zoom?

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

Since this webcam doesn't seem to do digital zoom, I solved the problem by attaching it to an Adjustable Microphone Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand.



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