The LifeCam, a webcam offered by Microsoft, takes pictures and records video for face-to-face chats with your family and friends. Most newer LifeCam models have a variety of features such as auto-focus, face-tracking technology and an HD sensor for recording high-quality video. If your LifeCam doesn't focus properly, the video will look blurry. You can improve the LifeCam's focus by adjusting a few settings and repositioning the camera near your computer.
Put the LifeCam on a flat, stable surface such as the top of your monitor, a table or a desk. If the LifeCam is placed on an unsteady surface that wobbles, it won't be able to focus properly.
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Position the LifeCam about one arm's length away from your face for the best video quality.
Open the LifeCam application supplied with your camera to access the preview window. This window shows you a real-time video of yourself, so you can see the effects of focus changes immediately.
Adjust the lighting in the room where you intend to use the LifeCam. Dim lighting may cause blurry video.
Allow the LifeCam a few seconds to focus after you connect it to your computer. Not all LifeCams have the auto-focus function.
Turn the focus ring, located on the front of the LifeCam if your camera has one, until the video looks clear. LifeCams that have a focus ring include the VX-1000, VX-3000 and VX-6000 models.