Note: these are clips produced by live stream (NOT recorded then uploaded)  Your quality will depend additionally on your bandwidth.  I have decent bandwidth and you will see you can also adjust player to show in 720p.

After noticing differences in stream quality on several videos (with video player set at basic 360p) I became curious if local webcam settings would influence the quality of final recorded stream. I decided to test.  Now you can do the comparison with your own eyes.  I do believe the local camera settings of 720p produce better results on final stream to YouTube vs local settings of 1080p.  Since the typical max quality I get on live stream/broadcast is 720p there is no need to go above this.  However, if you are simultaneously recording local and streaming you may want the 1080p for your local capture.

With webcams it can be a bit tricky to get the white balance properly set, In darker lighting, I suggest auto white balance.  In brighter lighting it does seem the c920 does a decent job of white balance.  Exposure can be a bit tricky too.  You’ll have to experiment a little.

Logitech C920 stream with local settings at 1080p white background.

Logitech C920 stream with local settings at 720p white background.

Logitech C920 stream with local settings at 1080p black background.

Live Streaming and HD Webcam settings comparison

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