By Dave Forrester


March 21, 2010

The Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 and Connect Pro can be the perfect pair for some real webcam fun. I was experimenting with my Webcam Pro 9000 and Connect Pro one day and noticed a “Video Effects” panel within the complementary software that comes with the webcam. The “Video Effects” panel comes with five Avatars: Green Alien, Cool Cat, Stripped Velociraptor, Blue Shark, and Stick Guy. My wife is a large cat fan, so I tried on the cat inside the “Camera and Voice” pod inside one of my Connect Pro meeting rooms. The software tries to calibrate your real face movements with the avatar of your choosing. I believe it simulates your face movements enough to give everyone a big laugh and smile on the other end of the webinar and/or meeting you are trying to provide to your participates. The Logitech website has many more free avatars for you to try on. I also like the “Dollar Bill,” maybe next webinar I will show up as a dollar.


  • By Teresa - 4:19 AM on March 22, 2010  

    We had a presenter accidentally turn herself into a dinosaur during a live webinar one time. First she was human, then poof! a dinosaur. Reactions were pretty funny.

  • By chelsea - 10:30 AM on April 17, 2010  

    How do you turn on the webcam inside Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro?

  • By Dave Forrester - 5:56 PM on April 25, 2010  

    Once you have a meeting room open, I would look to the top menu items and choose “Pods.” The drop down menu will have a “Camera” option that you can select. The “Camera” Pod will appear on a layout and I would then look for a camera button lower left on the “Camera” Pod. I would just select this camera button to turn the webcam on inside the Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Meeting Room.

  • By Dave Forrester - 6:07 PM on April 25, 2010  

    My son loves dinosaurs. I think that is great. Let me know if you have any more funny webcam and Connect Pro stories, I think some humor is important to keep a meeting interesting.

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  • By Dave Forrester - 5:13 PM on June 6, 2010  

    I would recommend signing yourself up for our new education user community, “Adobe Education Exchange.” Go to: At the same time, you may also want to go to: Both of these resources are excellent places to get helpful information about Adobe’s products and how educators are using them in the K12 educational field. I hope you can further connect to others who are excited about helping all students with technology.
    Dave Forrester
    Adobe Education Leader

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