Hovercam Ultra 8 Document Camera

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The World's Best Document Camera Just Got Better.

The Hovercam Ultra 8 is a 8.0 megapixel document camera which connects directly to a monitor or projector without a computer using an HDMI or VGA cable. It can be used with a computer using a USB 3.0 cable and also be controlled via its RS232 control port. The Ultra 8 features an LCD preview monitor that is also used for touchscreen control, and can be used as a scanner, HD webcam, and video recorder.

Increased connectivity
- Output to HDMI. PC not required.
- Output to VGA. PC not required
- USB 3.0 for super speed PC Connectivity

LCD Viewing Monitor Included
See what your class is seeing without having to turn around.

Control at Your Fingertips
The only document camera with touch screen control. Zoom, snapshot, record, focus and more with a touch.

Record video directly your your computer’s hard drive:
- Also can record to SD cards
- Transfer easily to YouTube,TeacherTube, your website or other sharing service.

Capture vibrant still photos
- Capture vibrant colours and stunning details
- Motion triggered or time-intervaled multiple scan
- Save in .jpeg, multi-page PDF, .png, .tiff, and others

Precise controls like expensive cameras
- Autofocus
- Select focus
- Manual exposure
- Exposure and white balance exposures

Security
Everyone deserves a solid foundation.The Ultra 8 can be securely mounted to a podium, lectern or AV cart for security.

Instantly drop your images and videos into
- Word
- PowerPoint
- Excel
- Evernote
- Interactive whiteboards
- And more

Ultra 8 Hardware Specifications
Sensor: 8.0 MegaPixel BSI CMOS
Optics: 1/3.2” Sensor
Lens:  5 Element f2.0 High Precision Lens Assembly
Focus: Auto-Focus, Auto-Focus Lock, Select Region Focus, minimum 1.96”
Image Resolution: focal distance3264x2448, 3264x1836, 1600x1200, 1920x1080, 1024x768,1280x720, 800x600
Zoom: Total 320x Zoom (4x ASR Zoom, 8x Interpolated Digital Zoom, 10x Mechanical Zoom)
Scan Size: 13x21, A3, A4, 11x17, US Letter and Legal
Frame Rate: 8MP @ 60FPS | 1080 @ 60FPS
Video Compression: YUV (USB 3.0/HDMI/VGA) or MJPEG (USB 2.0)
Microphone: Built-in with noise reduction
Weight: 1kg
Dimensions Folded: (L) 26 cm, (H) 7.5 cm (W) 12.0 cm
Dimensions Unfolded (Maximum): (L) 21 cm, (H) 44.5 cm, (W) 12.0 cm
Lighting: 4 built-in ultra-bright LED’s
Power Requirements: DC adapter 5.6 volt
Output Connector: HDMI, VGA, and USB3.0 or USB2.0
System Requirements: (Optional)    CPU 1.6 GHz , 2.0 GHz recommended, RAM 512MB minimum, 1 GB recommended
Control Interface: RS232C
SD Card slot: 8GB micro SD card included
Recording Format: AVI
Warranty: 2 years
Certifications: FCC, CE, RoHS
LCD Preview Monitor: 4.3 inch monitor included

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Ultra 8 document camera

By: on 19 June 2020
Impressive performance. I ended up getting this device because I recently purchased a relatively inexpensive document camera that had a USB 2.0 connection, which was problematic in that there was significant lag between writing something (being captured by the camera) and the corresponding movement showing up on the computer screen. In other words - I definitely wasted my money in purchasing a cheap device. Actually - I didn't expect to get serious lag issues with a USB 2.0 document camera. So that was disappointing. Maybe not all of them are like that. Not sure. That's when I had to do some online searching for 'USB 3.0' devices, and ended up taking my chances on Ultra 8. However, this time - it was a more educated punt - due to seeing good reviews about it, and the features aligned with what I needed. So I purchased online the Ultra 8. As for camera lags --- no such problem whatsoever seen with the Ultra 8 document camera, with USB 3.0 connection. Very decent resolution. More than happy with the resolution and image quality. I also like the single button-press focus-locking feature, which basically carries out an auto-focus step, immediately followed by fixing/locking the focus (so that the focus stays the same from that point onward). Very convenient. Works excellently with ZOOM screen sharing. The only minor criticism is that the main pivoting arm requires significant force and effort to move the main arm away from its 'storage' position. There is the feeling that if you are not careful enough with unlocking the main pivot arm from the storage position, then it could possibly break the arm off from its rotating base mechanism. This will be no issue for users that aren't planning to pack up this device and fold it back into the storage position. My recommendation would be to not keep pivoting the arms anyway - because obviously there will be flex cables inside the arm, and we know what happens when flex cables go through too many bend cycles, right? The flex wires can break (like they eventually did for the old flip-lid mobile phones). Other than that - a wonderful document camera. I really like this particular device. It works very nicely. Nicely done -- to whoever (or whichever team) designed this device.
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