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Image color settings on SoC PC Camera

by sosogood313 / October 16, 2006 9:49 PM PDT

Hi all,

I bought this webcam on ebay because I thought it was cool that it had 6 on-board LEDs, yet when I got it and installed it, the image is horrible - I look like something out of a J-Horror film (where my eyes should be white it shows up yellow, with light gray, almost clear irises and my nails are yellow, too; also shows a light gray skin tone when in real life I'm a medium brown). I contacted the seller and was told that the camera has ''settings'' (like I wouldn't have already tried the settings); problem is, the settings don't improve the problem one iota.

Has anyone else had a problem like this with particular camera, and if so, is it resolvable?

Thanks in advance.

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Looks broken to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2006 9:54 PM PDT
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by jaynad / October 16, 2006 11:19 PM PDT

It is likely that the six LEDs around yur camera lens are Infra Red emitters. The colours you describe sound like the result of IR lighting.

To test this theory, turn off ALL the lights and see if the camera can still "see" you.

Try covering the LEDs (maybe with a few small pieces of black tape) and then add enough room lighting to get a better image.

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Camera Problems
by SJ79 / October 23, 2006 1:03 AM PDT

Hi I brought the same camera and I found that the lens it's self can be turned to focus the image better. I hope this helps Rgd's SJ

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by Melissaniel / November 12, 2006 8:35 AM PST

Ok, same problem. My hair looks blue and so do my eye lashes. I am sending it back, I think. Did you find a solution?

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same camera
by ladiisweet / November 1, 2008 6:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Ditto

i think its supposed to be that way.
but the one question i do hav is that, do the LED things light up?
mine dont, i dont kno if its supposed to be that way.

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