does anyone know, if there have been any changes between the Webcam Module included in the 11th Gen and 12th Gen DIY Laptops? I can only see one option in the Marketplace, so I assume, they’re identical.
Does it come with two microphones and records stereo? Could somebody please check?
If I remember correctly, the 11th Gen Laptop recorded stereo, yet my 12th Gen DIY Laptop only records mono. I installed the correct drivers pack and unfortunately, it records only mono. One track is silent. I see only 2 channel options in Windows Control Panel. BTW: I’m running Windows 11 Education 22H2.
Also, is there a picture / description of the different parts of the Webcam Module? I assume mic, webcam, ? ?, mic (from left to right).
Thanks for your help.
I can help with the last question. I saw this posted a while back:
Cool, thanks a lot. I did a search, but haven’t found it.
You wrote “microphones”. Does the Webcam module have multiple microphones / record in stereo? Were there any changes between the 11th Gen and the 12th Gen Laptops concerning the Webcam Module?
I still use the 11th gen, so I’m not the right person to answer your other questions, unfortunately.
All I can do is quote the specs. This page with 12 gen specs states that the microphone is stereo.
Stereo 2W speakers
Dual MEMS microphones with hardware privacy switch
I seem to remember reading that 12th gen uses the exact same webcam module as 11th, but I can’t remember where.
I hope somebody who bought 12th gen can confirm.
Thanks. That’s what I read as well.
Unfortunately, I discovered my built-in microphone was recording mono only, so I contacted support. After requesting Control Panel screenshots (which showed 2 channel settings for the mic), the support agent claimed the mic was mono only …
I sent some statements from their website and another person replied and said it was an error and the mic was indeed stereo. I had to disconnect and reconnect the webcam module twice, and the ribbon cable from the mainboard as well. I installed Audacity and sent a requested screenshot of a recording and settings window as proof.
Now I’m waiting for Framework’s reply on how to proceed to exchange the part or other things to test. It would be a shame to sent a great laptop back, just because a small module is broken.
So any news on the stereo and how to record as such ??