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Logitech C920 USB HD Pro Webcam

Multimedia HD, Logitech, USB, Webcam

Logitech C920 USB HD Pro Webcam
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Updated: 24/04/2016 23:46

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Logitech C920 is a webcam with HD resolution and is supported by Ubuntu since 10.04. (e.g. useable with Cheese or Skype). The USB webcam has the USB ID 046d:082d:

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:082d Logitech, Inc.

and is controlled (as most of the Logitech webcams) by the UVC drivers. The corresponding module, i.e. uvcvideo, gets loaded automatically:

usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=082d
usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
usb 1-6: Product: HD Pro Webcam C920
usb 1-6: SerialNumber: 256699FF
usb 1-6: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
uvcvideo: Unknown video format 34363248-0000-0010-8000-00aa00389b71
uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device HD Pro Webcam C920 (046d:082d)
input: HD Pro Webcam C920 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-6/1-6:1.0/input/input13
usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio

The C920 webcam provides pictures with 1280×720 if used with Skype:

Video capture:Res: 1280x720, Color: 47504a4d, CamFPS: 28, ReqFPS: 30, HwEnc: 0, Power: 0, QTokens: 1010
video send stream 0 (l): ID: 0, Type: 0/0, Res: 1280x720, Codec: H264 (100/32), FPS 28, Speed: 6/11,
      Bitrate: 2087/3641, TargetFPS: 30/30, CPU: 36, CpuFPS: 38/36, ReceiverFPS: 25/0/30

Due to the high resolution the camera can also be used to record videos. The webcam supports recordings of YUV 4:2:2, H.264 and MJPG if used together with Gstreamer:

 ioctl: VIDIOC_ENUM_FMT
       Index       : 0
       Type        : Video Capture
       Pixel Format: 'YUYV'
       Name        : YUV 4:2:2 (YUYV)

       Index       : 1
       Type        : Video Capture
       Pixel Format: 'H264' (compressed)
       Name        : H.264

       Index       : 2
       Type        : Video Capture
       Pixel Format: 'MJPG' (compressed)
       Name        : MJPEG

Identified Hardware Configurations (2 Results)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
Distribution
Kernel
Rating
Scan Date
Ubuntu 16.10 4.8.0-27-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 25/11/2016
Debian GNU/Linux 7.10 (wheezy) 3.2.0-4-686-pae The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 30/05/2016

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