As we move through life, there are some general rules of thumb that we should keep in mind. One of them goes like this: “Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do it.”
That caveat certainly applies to videoconferencing from your smartphone. Yes, you can Skype someone and have a nice conversation with them (Tip: Remember to turn your phone horizontally to use the full width of the screen). Or, you could join a videoconference and figure out some way to hold your phone steady while chatting with everyone else.
There have been some ingenious solutions to stabilizing a smartphone camera, from braced selfie sticks to coffee mugs, books, and even plastic aftermarket stands. But all of those props just hold up the phone – they don’t give you any real control over a multi−participant call. And you’re basically stuck with whatever video and audio quality your wireless network or LTE connection can provide.
Here’s another way to look at it (pun intended!). On the evening news, you may watch a story that involves both a stand−up reporter with high−definition video and clear audio, supplemented by video captured on a smartphone which is inevitably a vertical image with lots of black screen around it. (Turn that phone sideways, doggone it!)
So, which would you rather see− The smartphone news video clip certainly adds authenticity and impact, but the HD news coverage gives you a more expansive view with greater detail. So there is value in upping your VC game by streaming steady, HD video at normal frame rates.
The good news is; you don’t have to give up your phone. Rather, we’re proposing you use it in conjunction with VIA Collage to conduct a more professional videoconference, using built−in 3rd−party software such as Skype or Blue Jeans. Not only will you get the benefit of full HD streaming from your phone, you’ll also be able to manage the network connection and the other participants who dial in.
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