For many people, 2020 was the beginning of them incorporating the use of a webcam into their daily work or school life for the first time. But even the best webcams like to suddenly go out of focus on us, which can be frustrating. With a bit of planning, you can get excellent results from your computer’s usual webcam or even the camera on your phone and improve webcam quality greatly!
Before you join the meeting on Zoom, Skype, Google Meets, the list goes on, take a bit of time to get camera-ready – and read our guide to getting the best quality out of your webcam!
Use studio lighting like a softbox light or LED panel
Depending on the kind of videos you are trying to achieve, you might want to invest in additional lighting outside of just use of natural lighting, having additional lighting like softbox lights ensures that you not only have something to compliment the natural light and make the videos off even better quality but can also some in quite handy when you want to use your webcam at night and not be limited to grainy footage, also comes in handy on dull days when the sun barely comes out.
Some examples of studio lighting options include; soft box lights, ring lights, umbrella lights, LED panels and so much more!
Use daylight as a light source.
Light plays an integral part in the overall quality of photos, or in this case, videos.
Dim environments result in grainy or static-like footage so bringing in additional lighting into the setup is recommended.
Make sure you are facing your brightest light source, one of the biggest mistakes people make is doing the opposite and having the main source of light behind them as opposed to in front of them, what this does is it makes you appear as a silhouette . Ensure that you are directly in front of a window that reflects natural light. If you’re working during nighttime and a well-lit window is unavailable, you can use artificial lighting such as table lamps and have the light from that light source directed at your face.
Invest in Logitech video conferencing equipment
This can include all or some of these listed equipment, purely depends on what type of video meeting it is.
- Conference cameras; options include
Logitech Group Conference Cam is a video conferencing solution for rooms that seat 14–20 people, delivers high quality HD video and crystal clear audio, allowing any meeting place to be a video conferencing space. With advanced features like acoustic echo cancellation, noise reduction technology, and intuitive controls, it’s easier than ever to include everyone in the conversation.
Logitech business webcam Enhance every opportunity for collaboration with the Logitech C925e business Webcam, which is easy to mount on both laptops and external monitors, while a sliding shade assures privacy. The C925e works with virtually all video conferencing software applications, so you can quickly set up and run every meeting.
Logitech Meet-UP- Logitech Meet-UP Perfectly frame presenters to minimize background distractions. Zoom in on whiteboards and objects so remote participants can see what you see. Thanks to its advanced 4K image sensor, video remains sharp and clear, even when you zoom in on the details.
The next best thing to do is buy a better webcam. Most integrated webcams tend to be cheap and low quality. No matter how well you light yourself, a bad camera can only look so good. We have a wide array of Logitech webcams for you to pick from.
We also have several other HD camera options in stock to suit different budgets and needs, highly recommend you check out our Logitech shop
– An expansion mic can be used to accommodate up to 20 people in one large space. Connecting using the mic is really easy, all you have to do is simply plug the microphones into the main speakerphone, the microphone will be automatically detected and configured.
These are especially important for large meeting rooms. Compared to the standard cables, this cable triples the distance from the source to the camera or speakerphone, up to 15 meters. Designed and engineered by Logitech specifically for Logitech GROUP, this cable is plenum-rated and can be routed through a conduit for clean conference room installations.
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