Yesterday, I was talking to pal Andy Abramson via Skype video chat. Andy said it was too bad I was on my MacBook Pro.
I asked him why and he said it’s because he had a prototype of a new webcam from the folks at Freetalk.
I switched the video call over to my Windows laptop running Skype 4.2 and I saw the difference immediately. Andy was sending me full 30 frames per second of 720p HD quality video. I could see very fine details that I’ve never noticed in hundreds of Skype video chats I’ve seen before.
I’m excited to get my hands on a camera such as this. There is a new standard coming in web video and Freetalk and Skype are at the forefront of it.
For those interested, the FreeTalk Everyman HD Webcam will be available in April for “less than $200”.