Top 4 Video Conferencing Modes

Alexander Galvita
July 10, 2014
Alexander Galvita
Categories: Reviews

Video conferencing is suitable not only for communication with family and friends, but also for business and educational purposes. As a rule, people understand this technology as “everyone see and hear each other”, but in reality, there are several modes of video conferencing.

Today we will discuss the existing videoconferencing modes, view each of them separately, and tell you about the features available for users in different conference modes.

Video Call

videocall_en This mode is well known to all of us, we use it quite often for business negotiations, and informal conversations.

Video call presupposes a one-to-one connection. Two users see and hear one another.

Features

  • FullHD video quality.
  • Collaboration tools (SlideShow, Desktop Sharing, Whiteboard, Recording, File Transfer, Text Chat).
  • Full screen video mode.
  • Sound, microphone and camera adjustment.

Video Call Scheme

Video Call Scheme

Multipoint Video Conference

multipoint_en A symmetric multipoint video conference where all participants see and hear each other. The maximum number of participants is 9 for TrueConf Online symmetric video conference, and 25 for TrueConf Server.

Features:

  • Ultra HD (4K) video quality.
  • Collaboration tools (SlideShow, Desktop Sharing, Recording, Group Text Chat).
  • Adjusting video window layout.
  • Controlling sound, microphone, camera.
  • Joining the conference via WebRTC.
  • IP camera video connecting.

Multipoint Video Conference Scheme

Multipoint Video Conference Scheme

How to make an “all on screen” multipoint videoconference:

Video Lecture

videolecture_650_en A perfect mode for online education. All participants see only one lecturer. For more detail on how to organize a video lecture, see this article.

Features:

  • UltraHD (4K) video quality.
  • Collaboration tools (SlideShow, Desktop Sharing, Recording, Group Text Chat).
  • Adjusting video window layout (available to the lecturer only).
  • Controlling sound, microphone, camera.
  • Joining the conference via WebRTC.
  • IP camera video connecting.

Video Lecture Scheme

Video Lecture Scheme

Virtual Meeting

role_984_en Virtual meeting (or role-based video conference) is a video conferencing mode that allows to connect up to 120 users on TrueConf Online or 250 on TrueConf Server (in case UDP Multicast is connected).

Up to 6 participants can be speakers at once. Each user can pronounce an audio reply or become a speaker.

For more detail on how to organize a virtual meeting, look here.

Features:

  • Ultra HD (4K) video quality.
  • Collaboration tools (SlideShow, Desktop Sharing, Recording, Group Text Chat).
  • Audio replies in listener mode and video in speaker mode.
  • Adjusting listeners’ video window layout.
  • Controlling sound, microphone, camera.
  • Joining the conference via WebRTC.
  • IP camera video connecting.

Video Meeting Scheme

Video Meeting Scheme
How to organize a video meeting (role-based video conference):

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