The HoverCam Ultra 8 is a compact document camera that allows you to present images, graphs, documents, and various other material to an audience, and to record your presentation so you can post it on YouTube, TeacherTube, or other venue if you’d like.
The Ultra 8 features an adjustable 8MP camera head that can be rotated to capture your document in a live view, as a high-resolution image, or as a Full HD video, all the while showing the captured image on a display in real-time.
The Ultra 8 offers multiple output options for connecting to a display. You get HDMI, VGA, USB 3, and USB 2 connectors, and can connect to HDTVs, projectors, and interactive whiteboards.
It also features an LCD viewing monitor that shows exactly what your audience sees on the output display, so you don’t have to turn and look at that display. The LCD also has touchscreen controls, such as zoom, record, and focus, providing for a simple and easy navigation and control experience.
If you choose to record everything as a video file, you can turn the camera head towards you to incorporate yourself in the presentation, or likewise turn it towards others in attendance or anyone or anything else in sight. You can also zoom in on an image by up to 320 times, meaning you can enlarge the tiniest details on images.
Furthermore, 4 built-in LEDs illuminate the image to make its details better visible, and a built-in microphone captures your narration or any other sound heard during the presentation. The mic is also designed with built-in noise reduction, so it will provide more professional-sounding audio.
In addition, you can add annotations, effects, and filters to the presentation. The majority of the features and effects are accessible via the included Flex 10 software (Windows), which in most cases goes hand-in-hand with the Ultra 8 and allows you to do a lot with it. Among the available features you’ll find Picture-in-Picture and Mask, which provide for highly enhanced and interactive presentations.
Everything image or video you record can be stored to a microSD card (an 8GB card is included) or directly to your computer.
The Ultra 8 can be used on your desktop or securely mounted to a podium, lectern, or AV cart.
8MP camera with 2″ minimum focal distance
HDMI, VGA, USB 3, and USB 2 output display connectors
LCD preview monitor with touchscreen controls, such as zoom, record, and focus
Auto-focus, auto-focus lock, select region focus
Up to 3264 x 2448 still image resolution
Full HD 1080p video resolution
Up to 320x zoom (4x ASR, 8x interpolated digital, 10x mechanical zoom)
Built-in microphone with noise reduction
4 x built-in, ultra-bright LEDs
SD card slot (8GB microSD card included)
Includes Flex 10 software that allows for annotations, masks, Picture-in-Picture, and more
RS232C serial control interface
Flex 10 PC Software
Compatible with Windows 7 and above
Record hundreds of hours of no-lag HD video (.avi, .mov, .mp4, .mjpg) and image files (.png, .jpg, .pdf, .bmp, .tiff, .jpeg2000) direct to your hard drive over a USB cable connection
Select any region on screen to record
Annotate live video when recording with Freehand, Text, Highlighter, Answer Mask, and Shapes annotation tools
Drag-and-drop any image or video into MS office or IWB software
Share live video on SMARTBoard, Promethean, eBeam, Mimio, TWAIN Driver
360° image rotation
Controls include auto white balance, brightness, contrast, saturation, and freeze frame
Live Adaptive Sensor Resolution (ASR) zoom
MSI installer included for network installation
Full file management, importing and exporting of files, stack/collate multiple files into PDF or TIFF
Display and/or record Picture-in-Picture (PIP) from a second video camera
Cropping and timer enables quick batch scanning
Take snapshots at user specified time intervals or by user movement and save as PDF or TIFF
Use as a USB 3.0 webcam and for collaborative work with Skype, WebEx, Zoom, and GoToMeeting (through screen sharing)
HoverCam Ultra 8 Specs
Sensor 1/3.2″ CMOS
Sensor Resolution 8 MP
Zoom 8x (Digital)
Frame Rate 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Output Resolution 3264 x 2448
Optical Design 5 Elements
Capture Area 13 x 21″ / 33 x 53.3 cm
Video Connections 1 x HD15 VGA Output
1 x HDMI Output
I/O Connections 1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
Media Card Slots microSD
Focal Length 50 mm
Built-In LED Lighting 4
Built-In Mic Yes
Screen Size 4.3″
Built-In Screen Resolution 480 x 272
Focus Modes Auto
Operating System Support Windows
Supported File Formats AVI
Supported Video Compression MJPEG, YUV
DC Input Power 5.6 VDC
Certifications CE, FCC, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions 10.2 x 3.0 x 4.7″ / 26.0 x 7.6 x 12.0 cm (Folded)
8.3 x 17.5 x 4.7″ / 21.0 x 45.0 x 12.0 cm (In-Use)
Weight 2.2 lb / 1 kg
Package Weight 4.43 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.95 x 6.45 x 3.65″