Classroom Video Capabilities
Updated March 11, 2020
Hosting a Zoom meeting using an Instructor PC with Basic Webcam
Webcams are designed for a user who is immediately in front of the camera. If you move away from the webcam, the audio and video quality will suffer.
Hosting a Zoom meeting in a room with a “Room Camera
These rooms provide a much better online experience.
Video: we’ve configured the room’s hardware so that the high-quality, ceiling-mounted video camera appears on the instructor PC as it were a “webcam.” In some rooms, this is a fixed shot of the entire teaching wall. In other locations, you can use the AV control system’s touchscreen to adjust the camera (pan left/right, zoom in/out).
Audio: Instead of using a cheap webcam microphone, the computers are configured to use the high-quality microphones in the AV system. Always use the lavaliere microphone in rooms so equipped, even if they also have ceiling mics. This gives the best audio experience, and you are free to move around the room.
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