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New Insta360 Link webcam uses AI to track your face

Insta360, the famous action camera maker, has launched its first dedicated AI-powered all-in-one webcam, Link.

Link paints an accurate picture of what modern webcams should look like. All around, from hardware to software, the AI-powered webcam makes a bold statement.

While most other webcams still focus on the basics, Insta360 has raised the bar with Link. Here are some of the key features that make it a must-have.

The Insta360 Link can shoot up to 60fps for 720p and 1080p captures and 30fps in HDR and Ultra HD 4K mode.

Video encoding formats supported by Link include H.264 (all resolutions and frame rates) and MJPEG (4K at 24/25 fps, 1080p all frame rates, 720p all frame rates) .

It also features a 34mm equivalent focal length, F1.8 aperture, 4x digital zoom and phase detection autofocus from 4 inches to infinity. . Link also uses dynamic AI face tracking to bring your face into focus, center it, and keep it in shot.

With a 1/2-inch sensor (twice the size of a Logitech Brio sensor), Link captures more detail with better dynamic range than other webcams, while delivering exceptional performance in all lighting conditions.

Weighing just 106g (3.73oz) and measuring 69×41×45mm (2.71×1.61×1.77in), Link is portable enough to fit in compact spaces on your devices or in your backpack.

Editing, privacy and more

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The Link webcam has two mounting options, including a 1/4″ mounting point for tripod mounting and an integrated clip for computer monitor mounting.

It can also be mounted on a 3-axis gimbal to capture stable footage even in high motion conditions.

When it comes to privacy, Link’s built-in smart privacy protection feature will automatically kick in, pointing the camera down after 10 seconds of inactivity. It’s ideal when you forget to turn off your webcam after a video session.

Link supports four different display modes: DeskView mode (focuses on your table or work area), Whiteboard mode (with AI and recognition markers to focus on you or a whiteboard), aerial mode (for a bird’s eye view) and portrait mode.

What good is a webcam if it sucks in audio? Link answers this important rhetorical question with two noise-canceling microphones to minimize background noise. It also includes automatic gain control to amplify your voice.

You can connect the Link webcam to your device using a USB-C to USB-C (USB 2.0) cable or a Type-C to Type-A adapter.

Link is compatible with Windows 8 or later. However, Windows 8.1 or higher is required for 4K videos. It also supports macOS 10.10 or later and typically requires 1GB of RAM for 720p capture and 2GB of RAM for 1080p.

The Link webcam comes with native support for Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet software.

Get all these features for just $299.99

For $299.99, you’ll get the Link webcam, a USB-C cable, a USB-C to A adapter, and four recognition markers.

For an extra $29, you’ll get a tripod kit, including a 2-in-1 mini tripod, two locking levers, a 1/4-inch mount adapter, and a manual.

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