Question for those experienced in video conferencing

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  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
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    I'd like to start videoconferencing with my partner,
    associates and friends over the net.

    First up, I need to buy a decent webcam. I did
    some research and the two reviews of the Logitech
    Pro 5000 HERE and HERE seem to indicate that this
    may be the ideal camera to buy.

    Perhaps one of you can recommend a better camera that
    does an exceptional job all-around.

    My next question concerns actually HOW to communicate
    over the Internet with these cameras.

    Will the included software on both MY camera and those
    of my friends (may have different brands) enable us to
    mutually connect via a single network? In other words,
    what service do we use to communicate with each other?

    Thanks for the advice!
     
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  3. Kimmo Jaskari

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    Skype does video now too. Sorry I can't comment insightfully on the whole video conferencing thing, haven't really used it myself. I don't even voice chat much, to say nothing of video. Of course, I know anybody I want to punish enough to make them look at my face while I'm talking with them. [​IMG]
     
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    I have several friends who have successfully used the Skype video conferencing and have been very pleased with it.
     

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