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on 3 November 2013
I debated long and hard whether to buy this pack with the camera, or just settle for the much cheaper book and software bundle option, and then use an old webcam. I decided on this box primarily for the solid camera stand and adjustable focus but I now regret that decision.
First off the software isn't fully compatible with Vista. No great problem since I needed to upgrade the laptop to Windows 7 anyway, which I did.
The bundled camera was detected by the operating system and drivers installed automatically. It works with Skype and other camera software, but the included animation software won't recognise it! I've tried everything to get the two to talk to each other and have now given up. My old webcam worked immediately and my daughter is now happily making great animated films, but we could have done this at far less cost.
The camera focussing adjuster is also difficult to grasp due to the cowling, and very stiff to operate. My daughter couldn't turn it at all on her own.
As a final issue, the included plasticine was dried out and barely usable.
Overall a disappointing birthday gift for which I will seek a refund.