Do you want to improve the video and audio quality of your webcam? Here’s how – Technology News, Firstpost

Since many of us have recently participated in web conferences and video meetings like Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, and WebEx, you might want to present yourself nicely and deliver your message effectively. You want your audio and video stream to be as seamless and high-quality as possible for the benefit of other members of your team, as video calling and conferencing is now the norm rather than an occasional aberration.

Even if you’re used to just opening your laptop lid or launching your video conferencing software of choice to start your calls, there are ways to improve the quality of your output.

Here are some tips and tricks to get better video and sound quality from your webcam:

Adjust the built-in settings:

For windows:

You can improve your webcam’s audio and video quality by changing a few default Windows settings. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings, then select Bluetooth and devices and Cameras. By following this method, you should be able to choose your preferred webcam to access a few simple brightness and contrast sliders. You can easily improve the quality of your video by adjusting them, and the preview screen above the sliders lets you see how the changes will appear.

Click Reset Settings to start fresh. Click Troubleshoot if you’re having major problems getting your webcam to work in the first place.

For Mac:

On macOS, managing your webcam is completely dependent on the software you are using as there are no built-in controls for it. FaceTime is provided by Apple and is built into macOS, so it pretty much works like a built-in settings option. When you run the software, you will see that your default webcam activates immediately.

Select the Control Center icon (which looks like two toggle switches) from the menu bar. You’ll notice a Video Effects button (to enable background blur via Portrait Mode) and a Microphone Mode button (to choose from a variety of preset audio options).

Third-party apps like FineCam and CyberLink PerfectCam can help if you need more optimization options than an operating system’s default settings can provide. These tools can work with any connected webcam as they were designed to work on your operating system and are not device specific.

If you purchased an external webcam, it usually works as soon as you plug it in. However, you can also download free software to give you access to additional settings and features.

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