Swiss computing peripheral juggernaut Logitech announced the C922 Pro Stream webcam as a successor to its popular C920 Pro model. The C922 is capable of recording or streaming 1080p video at 30 Hz, or 720p at 60 Hz. Performance-obsessed streamers can relax in the knowledge that the camera's onboard H.264 video compression should help reduce CPU utilization while recording. On the audio front, the C922 packs a pair of omni-directional noise-cancelling microphones for stereo audio recording.
Logitech is especially proud of the camera's software-powered background elimination feature. The company claims streamers can isolate themselves from their physical surroundings without the need for bulky green screen equipment. Logitech also says the C922 should offer improved low-light correction compared to the previous model. The C922 is compatible with a host of operating systems, but the background elimination software requires Windows 7 or newer.
The C922 Pro Stream webcam is now available direct from Logitech for $99. The camera will also be appearing in two different bundles. The first bundle will be sold by Amazon and includes a three-month license for XSplit Premium live streaming and recording application, along with a small table-top tripod. The second bundle will be sold through Best Buy. That pack omits the tripod, but extends the XSplit software license to six months.
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