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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 HD Webcam

Multimedia LifeCam, Microsoft, USB, Webcam

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 HD Webcam
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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 HD Webcam
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Updated: 25/03/2016 05:11

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 is a USB webcam with a resolution of up to 1280×720 pixels and has the USB ID 045e:076d

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:076d Microsoft Corp. LifeCam HD-5000

The webcam is fully supported by the Linux UVC driver and the webcam is initialized by the kernel module uvcvideo as soon as the cam is plugged in:

usb 2-1: new high speed USB device using orion-ehci and address 2
usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=045e, idProduct=076d
usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 2-1: Product: Microsoft® LifeCam HD-5000
usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Microsoft
usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device Microsoft® LifeCam HD-5000 (045e:076d)
input: Microsoft® LifeCam HD-5000 as /devices/platform/orion-ehci.1/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/input/input2

The programm uvcdynctrl can be used to configure the webcam from the command prompt. For example the focus of the webcam can be set by the command

uvcdynctrl -s "Focus, Auto" 0

to set the focus to infinity. Akternatively the focus can be set to a certain value by

uvcdynctrl -s "Focus (absolute)" $focus

where $focus is a value from 0 to 40.

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