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Creative adds new members to Live! Cam family

Creative Live! Socialize HD

Creative Technology has recently announced three new additions to their line of Live! web cameras – Live! Cam Socialize; Live! Cam Socialize HD; and Live! Cam Sync – for users to have video conferencing or recording videos and uploading them to YouTube.

Creative Technology Ltd. has announced the Creative Live!® Cam Socialize HD web cam that is ideal for video chatting on Skype, Yahoo! and MSN, and for recording video in high definition to post on social media sites, including YouTube and Photobucket.

The Creative Live! Cam Socialize HD streams up to 30 frames per second in HD for a smooth video experience. Its recording capability allows users to film their video in high quality as opposed to traditional VGA web cams that often look blurry. Users can upload their HD videos with one-click uploading to YouTube instead of having to take multiple steps to get videos uploaded.

Featuring a new low-profile design, the Creative Live! Cam Socialize HD brings the lens closer to eye-level for more personal face-to-face interaction during video chatting or teleconferencing. Combined with a hi-speed USB 2.0 connection, this plug and play web cam provides smooth video capture and transmission at up to 30 frames per second while its built-in noise-cancelling microphone eliminates background noise for clearer audio.

Also included is the enhanced Live! Central 2 software suite features new Media Show and Desktop Share features. With Media Show, users can easily share photos and slide presentations as a slideshow in the IM video window of video messaging clients. Desktop Share enables users to share any live content shown on the desktop, including videos and documents.

Live! Central 2 Software Suite Features
· Media Show – share photos and presentations as a slideshow in the IM video
window, including Skype, MSN and Yahoo!
· Desktop Share – share any live content including videos, photos and documents
· Social Media Integration – simple one-click video uploading to YouTube and
· Audio and Video Effects – liven up video chats and recorded videos by adding
multiple effects such as funny backgrounds and voice morphing or doodling,
which enables users to draw directly onto the screen
· Password protected parental control
Live! Cam Socialize HD Features
· Super small lightweight design with a flexible base works exceptionally well with
netbooks, notebooks or desktop PCs
· Instantly access an online contact list at the touch of a button with Live! Contacts
· True HD sensor and hi-speed USB 2.0 combination
– Optimal HD resolution delivers 720p for recorded videos (1280 x 720) for
widescreen displays (16:9)
– High frame rate, smooth video capture (up to 30 fps)
· 5.7-megapixel photo capture
· Noise-cancellation microphone

Creative Live! Cam Socialize

New Family of Creative Live! Cams
Creative also unveiled two new members of the Creative Live! Cam Family – the Creative Live! Cam Socialize and Creative Live! Cam Sync. Both web cams feature a VGA sensor for up to 800 x 600 video recording.

Creative Live! Cam Socialize and Creative Live! Cam Sync
This new family of web cams is designed to offer users several options when choosing a web cam to suit their needs. From the best performance at the lowest price with the Creative Live! Cam Sync, to the built-in noise-cancelling microphone in the Creative Live! Cam Socialize, to HD quality video capture with the Creative Live! Cam Socialize HD, this new family of web cams offers something for everyone.

Creative Live! Cam Sync

Pricing and Availability
The new family of Creative Live! Cams will be available at The CREATIVE Stores at International Business Park and Marina Square, the online store at sg.store.creative.com and authorised dealers in Singapore from mid December 2009 onwards at the following suggested retail prices:

Creative Live! Cam Socialize HD S$89
Creative Live! Cam Socialize S$49
Creative Live! Cam Sync S$29

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