I was wondering if there was any way to disable the webcam filter or preprocessing, whatever you wish to call it. With default settings, the webcam seems to record at 1-2 FPS with a 1-2 second delay. Having seen something similar with cell phone cameras, I figured maybe there was a low light filter being applied which was slowing down the capture.
So I tried taking an LED flashlight and shining it directly at the camera; the filtering scaled down until the flashlight wasn't flooding the screen and the FPS became very high and there was no perceivable delay in the capturing. The obvious problem being that half the capture ends up being the flashlight. But it proves that there is low light filtering present and it is hugely impacting video capture. The part that isn't being obscured by the flashlight isn't even that bad looking.
The only options I can find are on this Video Proc Amp tab; which while seems to affect the capture in real time, it doesn't turn the filtering off. I've tried the newest drivers for the camera that were available when I got the system plus some that are listed on a sticky here(which are a year older). I tried installing the Virtual Camera software, but that device ends up being even more delayed.
I get the same results in Skype and the TWAIN(maybe) interface spawned by Microsoft Office Document Imaging.
G73Jw-A1(v202 BIOS) (TigerDirect)
USB2.0 UVC 2M WebCam