4 Ways to make video calls better in 2021

2020 has been a vastly different year for business, I am sure you will agree that well into 2021 we are likely to continue utilising video calls.

Did you know you can improve the quality of your calls with just a few tweaks? Check out our video for four key areas to look at

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4 Ways to make video calls better in 2021

2020’s been the year of video calling. It’s been around for years. But now it’s gone mainstream. So here are 4 ways to make your video calls better next year.

Lighting

This makes the biggest difference to your picture quality. Position yourself with a window in front of you. Never sit with a window behind you because you’ll become a big shadow. If there’s no window, use a light directed at your face or bounce off a wall. It’s a flattering look.

Next, upgrade your webcam

The one in your laptop’s OK, but you can do better. Get an HD webcam. Or use your phone with an app such as EpocCam.

If you need the very best picture quality, connect a DSLR camera with a capture card.

Sound quality

Get yourself a dedicated USB microphone. Or a headset to give you a clearer, more crisp sound. If there’s a lot of background noise, check the audio settings in your video call software. Set ‘suppress background noise’ to auto.

Finally, call quality

Consider doing things the old-fashioned way. Use an RJ45 cable to connect your laptop to your router. This is how to get the very best internet speed.

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Published On: November 10th, 2020 / Categories: Security, Business Security, Buying Guides, Cloud, Gadgets, Microsoft, Microsoft 365, Tech, Windows /