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How do I know what AV equipment I need to hold video meetings or teach online from my home or office?

You're working from home, and you need to participate in meetings or teach online; what kind of equipment do you need in order to do this well?

Here is a list of different equipment we recommend. If you want support in purchasing this equipment, we can assist you with that as well. The costs listed here are approximate at the time of writing this article.

 

DocCams:

IPEVO V4K Ultra High Definition USB Document Camera (Appx $210 CDN)

 - Acts as a WebCam and DocCam

 - 1080p@30fps

 - Works with Windows and Mac and Chromebook

 - https://www.ipevo.com/products/v4k

 

Epson DC-13 (Appx $800 CDN)

 - Includes HDMI out if needed. (Future use if coming to campus can plug into any room)

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - Microscope adapter included for any lab style work

 - https://epson.ca/For-Work/Projectors/Document-Cameras/DC-13-Document-Camera/p/V12H757020

 

 

 

WebCams:

Logitech C920 Pro (Appx $115 CDN)

 - 1080p

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/hd-pro-webcam-c920

 

Logitech BRIO ULTRA HD PRO (Appx $300 CDN)

 - 4K with HDR

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/brio?crid=34

 

AVerMedia CAM 313 Webcam PW313 (Appx $100 CDN at Costco / Best Buy)

 - 1080p

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.avermedia.com/us/product-detail/PW313

 

Headsets:

Wired - Logitech H390 (Appx $65 CDN)

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/stereo-headset-h390

 

Wired (Better Comfort) - Logitech H540 (Appx $85 CDN)

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/usb-headset-h540?crid=1873

 

Wired (Noise Cancellation) - Logitech Zone Wired (Appx $200 CDN)

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - Noise Cancellation Built In

 - https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/usb-headset-zone-wired?crid=1873

 

Wireless - Logitech H800 (Appx $90 CDN) (NOTE* - If used for lectures be mindful about battery life, wired may be a better option)

 - USB or Bluetooth connectivity

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/wireless-headset-h800?crid=1875

 

 

 

Microphones:

Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Microphone (Appx $95 CDN)

 - Cardioid pickup pattern

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.bluedesigns.com/products/snowball-ice/

 

ClearOne Chat 50 (Appx $150 CDN)

 - Distributed Echo Cancellation and noise cancellation

 - Works with Windows and Mac

 - https://www.clearone.com/chat®-50-0

 

 

 

Annotation / Writing / Drawing tablets:

Dell P2418HT (Appx: $400-500 CDN based on supplier and availability)

 - 24" Annotation Monitor supports multitouch

 - * Works with Windows only *

 - https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/dell-24-touch-monitor-p2418ht/apd/210-alcs/monitors-monitor-accessories

 

Apple 10.2" iPad Generation 7 + Apple Pencil Generation 1 (Appx $558 CDN)

 - Works with Apple Computers (https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT210380#systemrequirements)

 - https://www.apple.com/ca/ipad-10.2/specs/

 - https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/MK0C2AM/A/apple-pencil-1st-generation

 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MKy0zz_7gY (Apple Support video on how to use as a second display with annotation)

 

 

Lighting:
Webcam Light Stand for Live Stream (Appx $40)
- Includes mount for WebCams/Phones/Mics
- USB Powered
https://www.amazon.ca/Webcam-Light-Stream-Selfie-Logitech/dp/B07G379ZBH

 

 

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