A dedicated video conference camera is designed for a particular purpose that an ordinary camera cannot provide. A traditional video camera presents a relatively clear front view, but if the angle deviates even slightly, then conference attendees will be off-screen. With the advent of modern conference technology, everyone in a meeting can clearly see everyone else. The point of video conferencing is to allow individuals in separate geographical locations to meet and collaborate. If they cannot see each other clearly, or see displayed images and documents on whiteboards, then the purpose of the meeting is nullified. Inferior access is a waste of time and money, and nothing is accomplished.
Ultimately, a next generation video conference camera is about presenting the clearest user experience. A camera should deliver lifelike images that look natural and put no strain on the eyes. Many industries take advantage of video conferencing around the globe. The video interaction should be at almost the same level of quality as a face-to-face meeting. Webcams simply no longer offer the quality necessary for successful communication and collaboration. High definition cameras that incorporate zoom, pan and tilt technology offer a degree of flexibility that other cameras cannot duplicate. Tracking cameras utilize technology that is automated and tracks a speaker’s movements, providing full-room imagery and enhancing the user experience, thereby creating a stronger connection among meeting attendees. This allows a level of collaboration that is more satisfying, and fundamentally more productive.
Video conference camera technology offers a greater freedom to be creative with presentations. Traditional systems are woefully lacking in quality and customization. In the digital age where data streaming takes center stage in presentations, clear images on big screens are much easier to display with high-tech cameras. If a presenter is not rooted behind a podium or stuck in their seat, but can instead move about the room, they can interact freely with meeting participants. At the same time, long-distance attendees can understand nuances that are lost with a webcam. Remote connections versus travel to face-to-face meetings or seminars are made even more viable, saving money and upping the bottom-line.
The right video conference camera can bring an air of sophistication to a conference. Companies that compete on the global stage will enjoy the benefit of excellent communication with offices and clients in other countries and appear competitive and cutting-edge.
A professional video conference camera is an essential feature of modern conferencing equipment. Making the right choice in cameras can be a difficult task. Using a reputable A/V firm such as Data Projections to make recommendations makes the whole process more streamlined. Data Productions will assess the needs of a company and design a complete conferencing solution from the ground up, implement it, and train the workforce in its use. Depending on a company’s needs, this can be an expensive process, and having expert guidance can ensure a cost-effective choice that will take a company to the next level in technology and stay ahead of the curve, gaining the big picture, so to speak.