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Owl Meeting Pro
Ease of Use: Very Easy.
Use Case: Small conferences or seminars.
How to use: plugs in via USB to provide a room webcam, microphone. Position laptop near end of table to allow everyone to see laptop or use a projector.
Pros: Very easy to use, focuses on person speaking
Cons: Without a projector, and without seeing a screen, the participants can feel disconnected.
Obsbot Tiny AI webcam
Ease of Use: Easy
Use Case: Want to record a chalk talk.
Using your laptop, you can use the Obsbot on a clamp to record using Zoom or any other app.
Pros: Connects via USB to any laptop, allows you to lock onto a subject with a hand signal, follows the subject.
Cons: Doesn’t always “unlock” the subject. Animated speakers may inadvertently “unlock” and need to relock.
Epiphan Pearl Mini
Ease of Use: Difficult
Use Case: You want to record an event with multiple inputs; camera(s), mic, laptops.
The Epiphan works best as a video mixer. It allows us to collect different sources, adjust them as necessary and choose layouts. That becomes a template, and that template can be streamed.
Pros: Can add multiple sources, can adjust them as needed
Cons: Very complex.