Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Selecting a Webcam for a Remote Internet TV Interview

When you are selecting a webcam for a remote TV interview, there are several aspects to consider, including design, frames, image resolution, software, budget and additional features. Webcams are made to fit on top of your computer monitor or notebook laptop, or sit on your table or desk. As for frames and image resolution, most webcams average 20 to 30 frames per second and offer resolution of 640x 480 pixels. Webcams that are 1.3 megapixels can shoot higher quality video and still images.

Most webcams come with a Windows or Macintosh driver that will be compatible with other applications. Some cameras also include additional software, such as video monitoring and capture, editing, instant messaging, conferencing and more.

Webcams offer a variety of features including USB interface, zoom, audio capabilities and face tracking technology; however these cameras may be more expensive. While you should consider your budget, it is important to pick out a webcam that has the basic necessities for a remote TV interview that provides visible video for your audience.

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