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I was trying to do a sculpting tutorial on Google Hangouts the other day, but the image that was displayed, though HD, was out of focus if I brought the model close to the lens.   The closest clear shot was about 12 inches.  Can anyone recommend a web camera that both lets me shoot macro imagery/video live while also speaking over mic on something like Google Hangouts.  I would like to do more of those sorts of sessions in the future, but really can't with my current technology.  I tried looking on amazon, but all the web cams were the same as mine and all the close up cams don't have the audio or live component.

 

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Andy

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1 hour ago, TaleSpinner said:

I was trying to do a sculpting tutorial on Google Hangouts the other day, but the image that was displayed, though HD, was out of focus if I brought the model close to the lens.   The closest clear shot was about 12 inches.  Can anyone recommend a web camera that both lets me shoot macro imagery/video live while also speaking over mic on something like Google Hangouts.  I would like to do more of those sorts of sessions in the future, but really can't with my current technology.  I tried looking on amazon, but all the web cams were the same as mine and all the close up cams don't have the audio or live component.

 

Thanks,

 

Andy

You might be able to get something like a go pro to do it if you mess around with it enough.

 

Another option may be to use a mixer like is used a lot in twitch streaming...

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My current webcam is a Logitech C920. It has a mic, and idly testing it here on my desk, it seems to be able to focus all the way down to about an inch, inch and a half away.

 

Only 720p streaming though. They do sell a 1080p webcam (C922) but I have no personal experience with it.

 

Edit: Grabbed a primed mini and took a short video, and then screencapped it. This is about two inches away.


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I have some flavor of Logitech 1080p web cam that I bought for doing hangouts. If I remember when I get home I'll fire it up and test how well it shows the up close. 

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