View Full Version : Webcam Troubles, Anyone?

September 26th, 2015, 10:41 PM
I'm attempting to post my first video to YouTube for the BookTube community on the website. My friend and I read a very popular YA book that's gotten a lot of reviews from the community and she just posted her video review and encouraged me to respond. So here I am.

Downloading Microsoft Essentials 2012 to get Windows Movie Maker. Re-arranging my room to get optimal lighting and creating a back-drop (behind my laptop) to reflect any spare light. But my webcam is complete and utter garbage. When it records using Windows 8.1, it takes up the whole screen and looks very pixelated, low frame-rate, and the picture get jagged if I move too much. I'm hesitant to blame it on the webcam because there seem to be many new BookTubers who manage to get a decent picture with their webcams.

Can anyone offer advice, recommendations, nudges to resources? I'd rather not have to go buy a new camera just to post a YouTube video, so, really, anything is appreciated.