The digital age is here to stay and anyone who is not on board will not be taken seriously. After all, the professional world moves fast and those who are able to keep up with the newest trends will have the ability to stay ahead of the curve. Going digital is more important in some aspects of life than in others. One of the realms in which going digital is absolutely imperative is when talking about video conferencing. The HD aspect allows you to have a clearer picture that makes it seem like everyone is on the same room as well as providing the clearest sound, so nothing will be missed. Here are a few important factors to going digital with video conferencing, and how to make sure you are incorporating them into your conferencing system.
The new HD cameras and televisions that are available make it possible for you to see everything in absolute clarity, even if you are seeing it from the other side of the world. This is highly important if there are any visual aids that are being used. The problem with using a less than clear video system for this kind of meeting is that some of the finer details of the visual aids might be lost in the meeting. To make sure that everything is going to be seen, test out your HD equipment beforehand. Not only should you test to see if you can see everything through a direct connection from the camera to the TV, but you should place a conference call to yourself to see what the image looks like on the other end of the broadcast. If it is not as clear as you like, you may need to switch equipment or your video conference provider.
One of the biggest complaints that people have with a telephone conference call is how hard it is to decipher who is talking and what they are saying. This is less of a problem with HD video conferencing. By using high-powered microphones and coupling them with an HD camera, it is possible to make sure that not even a single syllable will be lost. The majority of microphones used for this kind of conference call are a large microphone that is in the center of the room attached to speakers. If you would rather have individualized microphones, there are those that hang from the ceiling above each person.
More Options for Display
Another great thing about going digital, when it comes to video conferencing, is the ability to show more on the screen than just the faces of those on the conference call. Pertinent information to the presentation that is being made can be displayed on the screen as well as images that have to do with the meeting that is taking place. It is a great way to ensure that everyone on the conference call will see everything you want them to see.