Hovercam Solo Spark
Hovercam Solo Spark document cameraDesigned with school classrooms in mind, the Chromebook compatible Solo Spark enables a new level of creativity in the classroom.
The compact and easy to use document camera features an 8MP auto-focus camera module to capture high resolution video and visually stunning still images.
Using HoverCam’s exclusive Flex software, teachers can do more to spark students’ imaginations. Present lessons from textbooks, documents, 3D objects; then live-annotate over images, record lessons in full motion HD 1080p video, create time-lapse movies, use it as a webcam and much more.
- Compatible with Chromebooks
- HD clarity in still image or live video
- Record hours in 1080P at 30FPS on your PC, Mac or Chromebook
- Streams video over USB 3.0 or USB 2.0
- No driver required
- Live-annotate over images and record lessons in full motion 1080p video
- 4 built-in ultra-bright white LED’s
|Sensor||8.0 MP, 1/3 2″ Sensor, 5 element f2.0 High precision lens array|
|Focus||Autofocus, Autofocus Lock, Select Region Focus, Minimum 5cm Focal Distance|
|Image Resolution||3264×2448 (8.0 MP)|
|Frame Rate||1080P @30fps|
|Video Compression||WMV, MP4|
|Power Requirements||USB powered, no external power required|
|Communication Interface||USB 3.0 or USB 2.0|
|Zoom||80x Zoom, 8x Interpolated digital zoom, 10x Mechanical Zoom|
|Scan Size||13×21“, A3, A4, 11×17”, US Letter & US Legal|
|Lighting||4 x built-in ultra-bright white LEDs|
|Connections Required||1 USB 3.0 cable to the computer|
|Microphone||Built-in, with noise reduction|
|Certifications||FCC, CE RoHS, 3C|
Warranty: 1 year Parts and Labour
Image Resolution & Quality
The crystal-clear image is lag and blur-free; as are any videos recorded through the device. You can video for hours…. the only constraint is the size of your computer’s hard disk. You can record video at Full HD 1080P, and take still images in true 8-megapixel resolution.
You can also take photos (snapshots) using the device – from an A3 document to a business card (or even a microscope slide). These can be annotated if required, and all images and videos are managed by the archive manager. You can also crop images, or use OCR for text
recognition. You can even use Slingshot to drag the live image into Word, PowerPoint or your Interactive Whiteboard software.
The HoverCam will integrate into all Interactive Whiteboard software applications (e.g. Smart notebook), with the camera being recognised by the software as an input.
The powerful HoverCam software can be freely downloaded and installed throughout a school or department, meaning that if required, the camera can easily become a shared device.
The Windows software, Flex 11, is incredibly capable, offering live annotation over the live image; as well as the ability to take photos and video footage easily. Slow motion and time-lapse videos are great additional features, as is the ability to adjust the image for brightness, exposure and focussing.
Software is also available for both Chromebooks and MAC, and is being developed all of the time to add features.
The HoverCam Solo SPARK works seamlessly with live camera software such as Skype – where it’s built in microphone, and simple to position camera head make it easy to present either yourself, or a document you’re working on, during the live chat.