How to setup video?

Alexander Galvita
January 18, 2015
Alexander Galvita
Categories: Tutorials

This information will help you to choose the equipment for video conferencing and eliminate the equipment-related problems.PTZ Camera

Webcam or portable camcorders will suit perfectly for video calls.

We recommend you to purchase a camcorder or a PTZ camera for symmetric group video conferences where all participants can see and hear everyone.

PTZ camera or professional or professional digital camera is a good choice for virtual meetings.

When choosing a particular model pay attention to the important characteristics of the camera
  • Matrix resolution (HQ – 640×480, HD – 1280×720, FullHD – 1920×1080);
  • Optics (glass lens, wide-angle lens);
  • Frame rate (comfort rate is 30 fps);
  • Focus (automatic or manual);
  • Performance in low-light conditions.

To save you time and energy, we have tested several web cameras to find the best ones for video conferencing.

Recommended Web Cameras
  • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
  • Logitech Webcam C930e
  • Logitech BCC950
  • Logitech B910 HD Webcam
  • Logitech HD Webcam C270
  • Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000
  • Canyon Full HD 1080P Webcam
  • CleverMic HD PTZ Camera
  • Samcen HD PTZ Camera S690HD
  • Samcen HD PTZ Camera S680HD
  • Sony EVI-HD7V
Recommended Video Capture Cards
  • AVerMedia Game Broadcaster HD

When using web cameras for video conferencing one might encounter the following issues

Flickering effect, color distortion, excessive brightness, and excessive contrast.

These issues can be fixed in the camera settings menu. To do this, select Settings > Hardware. In the opened window select necessary camera to activate gears icon. Press it to open audio capture window.

Adjust gliders to achieve the highest possible video quality in the Video Capture Properties window. Let’s look into the ways to solve these issues:


Color distortion
Color Distortion

Excessive contrast
Increased Contrast

Excessive brightness
Increased Brightness


When choosing the conference type, you need to select a display device
  • Displays
  • LCD TV sets
  • LCD and plasma displays
  • Projectors
  • LCD video walls

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