Multiple Cameras in your online meetings and webcast
Online collaboration is already a communication norm – like email & cell phones. The novelty and many of the bugs are gone. It’s a valid tool. Audiences already expect a higher production value than a one camera talking head. You can achieve this with software, a multiple input computer and an operator or you can look at Inogeni.
With the Inogeni CAM series of multiple cameras selector, your meeting can be as spontaneous as you want it to be. The CAM products let you select one of four sources from the buttons or remotely. With SHARE2 you can present and narrate a PowerPoint program, cut between images of one speaker and a group, have one camera focused on an interviewer and the interviewee, present and explain a spreadsheet or a digitized radiograph, etc. With practice you can make one camera full screen and change what the other camera or source is looking at while it is off screen.
The SHARE series extend the flexibility of the CAM selectors by adding sources mixing and combining effects for a more efficient on line collaboration.
Flexible installation with local and remote control
In addition to the front buttons, you can control them via serial and Ethernet as well. In other words you can use them in a Crestron controlled room or at a remote site.
Extreme compatibility with all applications
Technically, the CAM series integrates a scaler and frame buffer to insure a smooth glitch-free switch so your collaboration program sees a single continuous data stream. Tested apps include Skype®, Quicklaunch®, Hangouts®, ZOOM®, Vidyo®, Livecast®, vMix®, etc. The best way to test your application is that if it works with a single camera, you can have more cameras with Inogeni CAM products.
Nothing has amplified the impact of incompatible technology on meetings and education as much as the recent global pandemic. That’s not to say that pre-COVID-19, technology issues didn’t happen, it was just less likely, as there were less foreign objects being introduced into existing IT systems.
There’s a way of communicating with video that’s inexpensive but delivers vastly improved quality. With few exceptions, webcams built into laptops, phones and tablets are poor. For a quick one-to-one conversation, they serve a purpose, but for critical meetings and presentations, they are quite unsuitable. Cheap clip-on webcams may be the next logical choice, but these usually cope badly with dark rooms or subjects lit with bright sunlight. They also react very poorly to changing lighting conditions or movement. Enter the pro Webcam with ePTZ.