Logitech C922 Pro Stream webcam dispenses with green screens

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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    • Anovoca
    • 3 years ago

    Still waiting for a tinfoil hat approved webcam with a physical killswitch on the camera.

    • DataMeister
    • 3 years ago

    Man. I was hoping that the next update Logitech made to their webcams would include Windows Hello capability with the infrared sensors or whatever makes it a secure login method.

    • Cyco-Dude
    • 3 years ago

    ok, so basically nothing different between this and the 920 other than the extra software and “improved low light correction”, whatever that means. i guess someone needs to review it to see if the software is worth the extra $30 this costs over the c920.

      • bender
      • 3 years ago

      [quote<]the camera's onboard H.264 video compression should help reduce CPU utilization while recording[/quote<] I reckon if your machine can already handle that, that's not a huge win though.

        • funko
        • 3 years ago

        some gamers have overclocked 2-6k core i7 processrs running in the mid 4ghz range, with 1070’s and still run low settings at 720p to reduce lag spikes when streaming, recording, gaming, browsing, chatting simultaneously. every bit you take away from the CPU load helps.

    • Vhalidictes
    • 3 years ago

    Yeah, but does it have drivers for Windows 10 Anniversary? Most cameras I have stopped working, even the newer ones…

      • TwistedKestrel
      • 3 years ago

      [url<]http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/08/windows-10-anniversary-update-breaks-most-webcams/[/url<] It's not a driver problem.

        • Ninjitsu
        • 3 years ago

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    • DancinJack
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]The C922 is capable of recording or streaming 1080p video at 30 Hz, or 720p at 60 Hz[/quote<] Should be FPS rather than Hz?

      • Kharnellius
      • 3 years ago

      Forgive my ignorance, but isn’t that basically the same thing?

        • RAGEPRO
        • 3 years ago

        It is in fact literally the same thing.

          • DancinJack
          • 3 years ago

          They’re not 🙂

        • the
        • 3 years ago

        In most contexts, the answer is yes.

        There are a couple of scenarios if you want to split hairs they would be different. Real time playback of content measured in FPS doesn’t necessarily have to be in absolute sync with the refresh rate of the display. Essentially they can be half a frame off. Main scenario you’d really have to worry about this is video editing with multiple unsynchronized sources.

        With display technologies moving toward compression or regional updates, a refresh may not contain the data for an entire frame, just the information that changes between frames. Of course this depends on how fine of hair you want to split for this to really make a difference in end delivery.

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 3 years ago

        I think it’s just semantics. Ragepro got a little excited below. Forgive his rage.

        • rahulahl
        • 3 years ago

        You can play 30 FPS video at 120Hz if you wish. MPC has a plugin that let’s you do that. Even 144 Hz.

          • rechicero
          • 3 years ago

          You can play 30 Hz video at 120 Hz if you wish. There, I fixed it for you ;-). And yes, 1 FPS is 1 Hz, and 1 Hz is 1 FPS in this context. 1 FPS is one frame per second, 1 Hz is one whatever (cycle of whatever) per second. In this context, whatever = frame.

            • Firestarter
            • 3 years ago

            yeah whatever

            • DarkUltra
            • 3 years ago

            144Hz is the wavelenght and frequency your gaming monitor runs at. 60 FPS is what your video is recorded at. This made more sense with analog displays.

            One more thing to sneer at to inflate my ego.

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