Logitech Vid is a video phone utility bundled with Logitech web cameras. Logitech released this software on September 2010. Logitech Vid enables users to communicate through video calls by inputting the email address of the desired contact. This program enables users to video chat and call without using third party video communication software. It automatically searches and recognizes the installed cameras, speakers, and microphones. It also features automatic call answering, volume adjustments, and noise reduction settings.
To make a call using Logitech Vid, users should first register for a Vid account. It will ask the user for a photo that will show alongside the profile. Customize the Logitech Vid contact list by inputting contact email addresses. If they have a Vid account, their photos will show on your contact list. Those who do not have a Vid account yet will be invited to install the Logitech Vid as well even though they may not have a Logitech web camera installed. The software is free to install for them as long as they are a Vid user’s contact.
The Logitech Vid user interface features a simple blue box that shows the contact list as profile thumbnails. To call a contact, double click the contact’s profile picture. Users can also add a contact or a friend on the same interface. Once a contact is selected, the interface will show the status as ‘Call connecting.’ Logitech Vid HD is also available.