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Microsoft LifeCam Cinema Shoots in 720p HD

Microsoft LifeCam Shoots in 720p HD

I realize that many shoot their own version of EdTV or The Truman Show with their webcams every day, what with this whole YouTube thing we keep hearing about. If that is you, then you may be interested in Microsoft’s LifeCam Cinema, which records in 720p HD at 30 frames per second.  The LifeCam Cinema also touts autofocus, 4x digital zoom, noise-canceling microphone, and ClearFrame for “smoother video” (whatever that is.)  It will support , and will be available for $80 on September 9th.

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American Idol 8: Ode to the Movies

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Next week, ’s lucky seven will sing songs from cinema. In other words, buckle up for some show tunes, Idol watchers.

will act as a mentor to the Idols, a role for which he’ll surely draw on his movie-making expertise to help the singers convey the right emotions. I’m imagining a night filled with Hollywood classics from movies like My Fair Lady, West Side Story and The Music Man. It’s much more likely I’ll hear tunes from The Jonas Brothers’ latest flick. But, alas, not all things are perfect.

Performances from Disney darling and Jennifer Hudson will be featured during the Top 7 results show to celebrate movie week.

(You can find all the American Idol 8 posts here.)

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