Supported Devices for Personal Capture Mac

Personal Capture for Mac uses QT Kit for capturing media. It is supported on OS X 10.10 and above. Personal Capture for Mac automatically detects attached USB devices. If the camera has a built-in microphone, you can use one camera for both audio and video capture.

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

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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

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

 

Audio devices (external USB microphones)

Manufacturer

Model

Features/Description

Use Cases

Jabra

Jabra Speak 410

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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

Snowball USB Condenser Microphone

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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