While these tips ranged from how to maximize your contact lists to best practices in screen sharing, there was one highly important tip that we wanted to add because it wasn’t mentioned.
For anyone who has done a video call with someone whose camera resolution was low, or even forced to do a lower resolution call due to bandwidth, we all know those calls are frustrating! Perhaps only choppy audio is more irritating than a video call where the video quality is low.
With the emergence of Skype, Google Hangouts and a plethora of other low and no cost desktop video, there has been a lack of discussion around the importance of using the right peripheral equipment to maximize the video experience. Generally speaking the mic and camera built into the PC just doesn’t cut it.
So, if you are a Skype user, check out these 17 tips, but keep in mind that high quality video from the right HD USB camera can make all of the difference when it comes to a video call that is “Just ok” versus a video call that feels like you are there in real life!