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Fri, 27 May 2011 17:49:52 +0200
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Hi, here's a pretty great guide and discussion by Harry Brignull on how to
use a regular webcam and make a sled to hold it to record a mobile testing
session in close-up (and there are notes on using Morae with it).

In my experience a test run is a very good idea, just to ensure camera can
focus at such close proximity and check lighting and reflection on the
screen in the environment in which you are testing.

Another tip from Harry " sure to turn on manual focus, or youíll find
the camera will keep trying to focus on the userís fingers rather than the
screen"...(A good tip, as an issue I've encountered!)

Hope that helps here's the link



Independent consultant

Research and Design Strategy

On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 2:10 AM, Tania Lang <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> I don't know if it would be fit for purpose or work with Morae but my
> husband purchased a very small and mobile video camera that was very cheap.
> It can even mounted it on the side of his head when we went skiing (it is
> that small).  I don't see why it wouldn't work with Morae as it connects
> with USB. Might be good as so small and light and easy to attached to
> things.
> See Tachyon XC
> Regards
> Tania Lang
> Peak Usability
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> Subject: [CHI-WEB] Seeking advice on mobile device cameras
> Hi - I am in the process of purchasing a camera that I can use for mobile
> device usability studies. It needs to work with Morae. What I want is a
> camera that can catch the user's hand and finger movements over a mobile
> phone and tablet as they are seated in a couch or other natural setting.
> I'd
> like the user to be able to move freely so it might be necessary to
> purchase
> a camera that attaches to the device.
> I have other cameras that can take longer range shots - it is the closeup
> view that I need, but a close up that does not get in the way of using the
> product.
> Are folks on the list using a camera they are particularly happy with?
> Which
> cameras should be avoided for this purpose? I prefer to know about cameras
> that are not pricey but still do the job.
> I will C&S for the list -
> Thanks,
> Kay
> Kay Corry Aubrey, user-centered research and design Usability Resources Inc
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