While not all of us have Oprah’s Skype Guest Kit, which reportedly includes a state-of-the art laptop, desk-sized tripod, and prepaid return shipping label, there are some simple things the average business person can do to take online video chats to the next level.
Buying a USB-powered microphone is an obvious first step (along with using an Ethernet connection versus Wi-Fi) to increase your computer conversation quality, but it’s time to think beyond that.
It does 720p in skype, Windows Live Messenger BETA, and Logitech Vid HD.
I was reluctant to buy another HD webcam after the disappointment of both the Microsoft Lifecam Cinema HD and the Face Vsion Touchcam N1.
Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer revealed this stat at CES last month while discussing the Internet software’s ongoing success internationally.
More than 300 billion total calling minutes take place annually on Skype; 50% of those calls are video conversations.In other words, no matter how technical they are, most webcam users forget that your eye line matters. If you’re in a room without a window, dig around for a light that you can place in front of you–even if you only have access to a small lamp.3. Built-in web cameras have come a long way, but external web cameras have come even further.If you’re looking down at your camera, the person you’re calling is looking up at you. Set your computer (if you’re on a laptop) on a few books so that you’re looking slightly up at the web camera. Just a few years ago the i Sight, Apple’s built-in cam, was excellent quality.But this is the first HD camera that feels like it.Installation was a breeze, it took less than 3 minutes to install.