I asked the team for some suggestions and heard back with two recommendations:
HP HD4310 and Logitech c920
Another user of the Logitech pointed out that while it does work on both Mac & Win,
it's not a good audio device, so it's best for users with a proper USB headset or
If I hear back with more recommendations I'll be sure to post the list on the forum.
Meredith, for the Ch Team
I would like to raise the question again.
I am also interested in any webcam recommendations for character animator (mac pro, 10.10.5).
Logitech seems to be very week on audio and comparing the c920 and the c930e I would be interested in the "angle-questioin".
Is a wider or a more narrow angle better for CA ?
What would be the "ultimate" webcam?
For all the tutorial videos and cartoons I've done, I've simply used the built in Macbook Pro webcam and a separate CAD u37 USB mic. That has worked great for me.
I haven't tried different angles/lenses, but as long as it's not a super low end crappy webcam, you should be in good shape. It's more about how big and well lit your face is - you can press ~ when your Cam & Mic window is selected to see how the tracking dots look on your face. I find with poor lighting - or if I'm wearing a hat - the results are poorer, particularly picking up the eyebrows and eyes. For the livestreams I usually shine a light at my face.
Hope that helps!
Many thanks for your reply.
This morning I bought a Logitech C920 and it seems to work. (I am glad I bought the one with the narrower angle because it is still very wide...)
There is still a bit latency between camera and character but this is something that can be handled by training.
(Latency not appearing in Quicktime Player "Rec Movie")
On the other side I think the position of the camera and light is very important as you wrote.
I also think of giving myself some make-up for the eyebrows because they are not recognized well.
In all I have the impression it is already more than a nice toy but still there is some work to be done on the software-side to make it more "accurate" and faster (more pro).
I will play around with it now...
Does the audio work on the C920 in Character Animator?