Supported Devices for CCAP and PCAP Windows

Both Classroom Capture (CCAP) and Personal Capture (PCAP) for Windows use Windows Media Foundation (WMF) for capturing media. It is supported on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. Windows Media Foundation is the latest toolkit from Microsoft and provides a solid foundation for supporting the latest input devices.  

For best results, the cameras should be YUY2, RGB24 and M-JPEG compliant (the camera packaging should indicate this).  

The input devices listed on this page have been qualified for use with CCAP and PCAP Windows by Echo360.

PCAP and CCAP automatically detect attached USB devices. If the camera has a built-in microphone, you can use the same device to capture both audio and video.

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Best practices for web cameras

The following are best practices for using webcams to capture media:

 

Test protocol for web cameras

To ensure successful recording, we encourage you to follow the below test protocol the first time you use any web camera, especially if you are using a camera not specifically listed as a supported device. In many cases an unsupported web camera will work.

Testing web cameras

  1. Ensure there are no other software applications accessing the web camera while Personal Capture is running.
  2. Do a 15 minute A/V recording with the camera.
  3. Examine the media using the Personal Capture software editor.
  4. Publish the capture and wait for processing.
  5. Evaluate the processed capture. Does the output meet your standards?

 

Video devices (webcams)

Manufacturer

Model

Features/Description

Use Cases

Logitech

C920

photo of Logitech C920 camera

Tripod-mountable 1080p/30fps camera with autofocus

H.264 video compression

Carl Zeiss® lens with 20-step autofocus

Built-in dual stereo mics with automatic noise reduction

Automatic low-light correction

Suitable for both Classroom Capture and Personal Capture recording applications

Best for capturing presenter as he/she moves around the room

Ideal for high-quality audio recording in noisy conditions

Ideal for rooms with poor lighting conditions

High capturing resolution ensures best video quality

Versatile mounting system provides additional placement options

Microsoft

Lifecam Cinema

photo of Microsoft Lifecam cinema camera

Multi-mount 720p/30fps camera with autofocus

TrueColor Technology with face tracking

Wide angle lens

360-degree rotation

Wideband microphone

Suitable for both Classroom and Personal Capture recording applications

Best for capturing presenter as he/she moves around the room

Versatile mounting system provides additional placement options

Ideal for picking up audio during recording in large room

 

Document cameras

Manufacturer

Model

Features/Description

Use Cases

Samsung

SDP-760

photo of Samsung SDP760 document camera

Compact 1080p/30fps document camera

3 Megapixel CMOS sensor

Digital 16x zoom & Digital Image Rotation

User scalable display outputs from XGA to 1080p

Best for scenarios that require easy transport and storage

High capturing resolution ensures best video quality

 

Audio devices (external USB microphones)

Manufacturer

Model

Features/Description

Use Cases

Jabra

Jabra Speak 410

photo of jabra speak 410 microphone

Omni-directional / Noise filter microphone

Standard (E-STD) microphone sensitivity

Mute function

Suitable for capturing the presenter's audio as he/she moves remains near the podium, or for meetings and conferences

Best for use in a medium-sized rooms

Blue

Yeti Pro USB & XLR Microphone

photo of Blue Yeti XLR microphone

Multipattern condenser USB microphone

Three custom condenser capsules and four different polar pattern settings: Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional and Omnidirectional

A/D converter chip and separate analog circuit path for use with professional studio mixers and preamps

Built-in headphone amplifier for zero-latency monitoring, and direct controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, mute, and microphone gain

15 Hz-22 kHz frequency response and 92 kHz/24 bit Sample/Word

Suitable for capturing the presenter's audio as he/she moves remains at the podium

Best for use when presenter stays in a static location

Ideal situations where high audio sampling rate is required

Blue

Snowball USB Condenser Microphone

photo of Blue snowball USB microphone

Dual capsule design incorporates omnidirectional and cardioid elements to give you a choice

-10dB pad switch eliminates noise and distortion when capturing signals at extreme volume levels

18 Hz-40 Hz frequency response and 44.1 kHz/16 bit Sample/Word

Suitable for capturing the presenter's audio as he/she moves remains near the podium