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Video Call Tips Part 3: Camera & Video

by | Jan 18, 2021 | News, Press Release, Remote working, Video Call

Welcome to Part 3 of our Video Call Tips Series.

Yup, you guessed it. We’re going over the Camera (Video Devices).

1. Smartphone Camera

A huge chunk of video call participants in today’s world are probably showing up and serving us their gorgeous faces thanks to the smartphone camera. It comes with the phone and most phones nowadays have an awesome quality front camera as well.
The advantage of using your phone is that you can move around with it, you use it all the time to make phone calls and anytime there’s a video cal and you want to log in, you can do so easily.

I’ve also yet to find a video conferencing platform that doesn’t support smartphones so you’re also covered on that angle.
Platforms such as Gumzo even let you host and hop into calls using the browser, meaning that you don’t need to install any apps.
Talk about saving data.

2. Laptop Camera

Similar to smartphone cameras, laptop cameras come with your device so you’re not making an extra investment. Very convenient.

3. Webcam

The webcam is mainly needed if you’re trying to hop into a video call and you’re using a desktop device that didn’t originally come with the machine.

Advantages:

Webcams usually have an inbuilt microphone which enhances the video call for those listening to you

Webcams are usually higher quality cameras compared to the default cameras that come with laptops.

Disadvantages:

They’re quite pricey.

4. DSLR Cameras

If you have a DSLR camera, you can actually plug it into your computer and the video conferencing platform you’re using will allow you to attach the camera to the video call.


Advantages:

The video quality of the DSLR is very high.

Disadvantages:

DSLR cameras are pretty huge investments

Written by:

Alila Omondi Wekoto.
Business Development at Usiku Games, Creators of Gumzo Video Conferencing

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