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WebinarJam: Microphones and Cameras

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WebinarJam is designed to work with any USB microphone or camera.  While you only need the standard webcam that comes with your computer, the best setup you can afford is recommended to optimize your picture.  

Here are some specific recommendations based on what we use.

See Audio and Video Troubleshooting

 

Cameras

Webcam

Logitech C920

The Logitech C920 may just be the reigning champ. This is the webcam we recommend most often to our customers, and the webcam we see pop up most in discussion boards. It is both high quality and affordable (only about $50). The C920 has a glass camera with autofocus, digital zoom, has automatic low-light compensation, and can stream in full HD at 1080p with 15 megapixels. Plus, this camera is compatible with Mac, PC and Chrome OS.

 

 

Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam

Next on the list is another Logitech webcam. The Logitech C922x webcam is a little pricier than the C920 (get it for $80), but was specifically designed for quality live streaming… well… technically it was designed for the gamers out there, but you can absolutely use it for your webinar. Similar to the C920, the C922 can digitally zoom, autofocus, correct poor lighting and stream in 1080P at 30/frames per second. However, it has a few extra features thrown in. Want a more fluid experience? This camera can stream in 720P at 60/frames per second. It also has a dynamic background replacement feature.

Logitech HD Laptop Webcam C615

If you’re looking for a lower-budget webcam to take on the road, there’s no better match than the Logitech C615. This nifty webcam has a unique “fold and go” design, making it easy to pop in your bag and travel on-the-go.

But don’t think its portability compromises its quality. The C615 can stream in HD 1080p, and features eight megapixels, 360-degree swivel capabilities, autofocus, low-light correction and even has a tripod-compatible base. Get it for only about $35.

 

HDMI Hardware

Canon XF305

The Canon XF305 does everything really well. You can even shoot feature films with it if you wanted to. You can shoot interviews, you can take it to live events and use it to record your own events. This is an all around great camera.

Canon 60D 

The Canon 60D is a DSLR.  It runs about $500 plus a lens. This makes some of the most beautiful video images you’ve ever seen for under $15,000.

 

Microphones

Audio Technica 2020+.

Sennheiser USB headset 

Blue Yeti Pro 

 

Headsets and Earbuds 

We strongly recommend using headset or earbuds and is a must if you have multiple presenters.  This way your microphone doesn't pick up their sound.

If you still have echoing with multiple speakers, we recommend muting your speakers when not talking.

 

Using HDMI Hardware

In the video below, Andrew (Manager of Video Marketing) explains how he uses the Magewell XI100 to use an HDMI camera. 

This video is offered as a courtesy only. WebinarJam does not guarantee third-party hardware such as this will work for everyone. We strongly recommend testing before going live.

 

 

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