Jupiter eMeet Conference Webcam: A Review of Human Tracking and Scene Zooming
The eMeet Jupiter is a useful external conference camera with four microphones, a speakerphone, and an automatic viewfinder. It has a 1080p webcam with automatic low light correction and an autofocus feature that will adjust the field of view of the scene to zoom in on humans in the room.
The Jupiter Conference Camera is compact at 85 x 55 x 60mm with a lens on one end of the camera and a USB-C port on the other end. There is a screw thread under the camera so that it can be mounted on a tripod. Plug it in, configure the settings in the client application and use it in your conferences.
The webcam has a built-in 3W speaker which provides good sound with little distortion, even at high volumes. The images are of good quality and you can configure the resolution according to your bandwidth.
The client app – the eMeet link – works great with the Jupiter eMeet, unlike the HS100 eMeet I reviewed. Double click on the Jupiter icon at the bottom of the screen and select your options. You can change several configuration settings for the webcam and video quality.
There are ten resolution ranges from 160 x 120px to 1920 x 1080px. The cat image was taken using the 640 x 480px resolution setting. You can flip the camera horizontally and vertically, depending on where the camera is best located.
You can manually adjust the light exposure or leave it at automatic exposure. You can also set auto white balance to keep colors true and adjust the slider to manually control brightness and contrast.
You can even adjust the zoom before the meeting starts to capture the part of the room you need.
When AI focus is on, the camera automatically magnifies the screen to show whatever is in focus. There is a slight delay, but there is nothing to get excited about during the call.
I tested the Jupiter eMeet with Zoom and Skype. While the audio worked fine on Zoom when I spoke, I couldn’t use the video even though Zoom recognized the camera.
However, on Skype everything worked perfectly. I restarted my PC several times and finally connected the camera to Zoom. Maybe this was a fix issue because I send my PC to sleep every day and don’t do a full reboot often.
For $ 140 with the coupon on Amazon, the eMeet Jupiter Conference Camera is small enough to carry in your pocket. It is simple to use and configure and adds a new dimension to your online meetings.