Pavilion built in web camera help


On this page I will discuss two very important factors that will enable you to get the best picture quality from your HP Pavilion webcam.

Hopefully, you've already squashed any Vista related webcam problems that you might've been having. If not, stop reading this page and go check out another page I recently put online that will guide you through the process of getting your HP Pavilion laptop camera to work with Vista

If everything goes smoothly and your built-in web cam works with the Quickplay application that comes with Windows Vista, your ready to begin recording and working with your webcam.


Best picture quality when using the HP Pavilion webcam

This is one of the simplest yet very effective tips for increasing the quality of your 1.3 MP built-in webcam. Best picture quality can only be obtained when there is a sufficient amount of light for video recording.

In my experiences, low light levels can cause quality problems that transform your recorded video into a pile of wasted time. Here's a few of the challenges I faced due to a lack of proper lighting.

1. Blurred motion
2. Choppy playback
3. Poor colors
4. High noise levels

Try using natural sunlight for starters. You may have to adjust a few settings to bring out the best picture quality on your HP Pavilion laptop webcam.

My personal favorite light source when using my laptop webcam is fluorescent light...provided there is enough of it.