There are so many situations when we wish we could see and talk to another person/ few people – both for personal and professional reasons. In this article, we will explore the various ways in which we can do that as long as there is some form of connectivity between the two people wanting to see and talk to each other. So, we will look at the various ways to do an effective video conference – both from personal and professional point of view and the infrastructure/ connectivity required for the same.
This article introduces the High Definition or HD Video Conferencing, the standards used in HD video conferencing with reference to definition(pixels) and presentation of motion(frames per second), advantages of HD video conferencing, aspect ratio and bandwidth in HD video conferencing and requirements of HD video conferencing.
This article gives a small introduction to a Multi-Conference Unit in Video Conferencing systems, the necessity to have a separate hardware based multi-conferencing unit, the features and functionalities supported by them, managed multi-conferencing systems, gateways and gatekeepers.
This article discusses the recording, streaming and playing back of the video conference sessions. We discuss the ways of recording single and multi-point calls, if streaming is possible in real-time and how the users are able to play-back the recordings and if the videos can be archived.
This article tells about the various options available to display content (other than the video output from the camera(s)) – document camera output, DVD player output, Output from a PC monitor, Smart board output and the options of displaying them at the other end. These optional accessories and their applications are to compliment the face to face discussions. Of course, the main display is the video conference output and along with it, other content can be displayed.
This article looks at the alternatives available to web-conferences (video) to enable a more professional and quality video conferences right from your desktop via a software application. These PC based personal video conferencing solutions can also enable inter-office one to one or one-to-many video calling/ conferences. So, we look at the features, options, constraints and of course, why it is exciting.
This article explains the voice activated camera settings available in a video conference system, camera pre-set settings, pros and cons of both and multipoint voice activated switching in video conferencing systems. Of course, we also cover why voice activated settings are exciting!
This article is focussed on the discussion about the bandwidth required to set-up a video conferencing call, what is H.264 and how it helps to achieve good quality calls at lower bandwidth, what are the types of connectivity you can look for setting up a professional video conferencing solution. We will also see if broadband a reliable option for video conferencing.
This article talks about the different display units that can be used for a Video Conferencing system to display the output (The video from the other side and any presentation). We look at CRT TV’s, LCD TV’s, Plasma display terminals and LCD projectors as the potential candidates to display the Video Conferencing output. We also discuss the pro’s and the cons of each device and see in which situations they can fit better.
This articles covers the advantages offered by Video Conferencing solutions, the components of a Video Conferencing solution, the features offered by today’s Video conferencing solutions and some global standards in Video Conferencing industry. This article explores the kind of IP Network that is required for a Video Conferencing solution to be functional.