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Article Number: 7 | Last Updated: Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 3:22 PM
Which webcams do you officially support?
First and foremost are our three tenets of video quality:
We've tested many webcams over the years. Due to the need for high-quality video, we only recommend a select few that we know work well for high-definition video under different lighting conditions. There may be other webcams that work just as well; however, if your webcam is not on our list, use it at your own risk.
Laptop and desktop PCs:
Can I use the integrated webcam that came with my PC/Mac laptop or desktop?
Please do not use your integrated webcam! Integrated webcams are convenient but that's where the benefits end. They drop their frame rates below 15 frames/second in low-light or even standard-light situations. They don't have the same horsepower that dedicated, external webcams have. Macbook Pro webcams in particular are notorious for poor quality in average lighting.
How do I prevent my webcam from being stolen?
A simple trick to deter theft is to find a flat metal washer with a 1/2"-diameter hole along with a standard computer security cable and then follow the procedure found in this article: http://dltj.org/article/flat-washer-protects-cables/
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