Conference Call Lighting

Since the coronavirus pandemic started people who could work from home have. Which means that video conferencing has become the solution to not being in the office. Most of the people who have had to start working from home were not used to video meetings and now some of them are experts. The major part that is disregarded for video calls is the lighting.

There are four very common lighting issues; backlit, harsh shadows, overblown, underlit. 

BACKLIT

Backlit lighting is the process of illuminating the subject from the back. Meaning that the lighting instrument and the viewer face each other with the subject in between them. It creates a glowing effect on the edges of the subject, while other areas are darker.

HARSH SHADOWS

Harsh shadow lighting has too much light on one side. Meaning that the light will create a shadow on the subject. Harsh lighting could be direct lighting or lightning from a lamp that has no covering. 

OVERBLOWN

Overblown lighting is the result of too much light meaning that the subject is practically white (there are no details in the highlight at all). 

UNDERLIT

Underlit lighting is the result of not enough light meaning that the subject is dark.

 

Unfortunately, most of the time the lighting is backlit. Lousy lighting can interfere with the participants clearly seeing one another. That is why it is essential to have proper lighting for your conference calls. When looking for lighting solutions for video conferencing you should keep a few things in mind; dimmable lights, color temperature control, and adjustable positioning. 

Dustin Smith from Lifesize has created a blog about the different video conferencing lighting solutions called, 5 Inexpensive Video Conferencing Lighting Solutions. In the blog Dustin tests out 5 different inexpensive lighting solutions. 

 

 About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio, video and security camera installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team (License #804783). One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Is Working from Home the Future?

Because of the coronavirus many people who were used to getting up, getting dressed and going into the office. Now we are creating a new normal by getting up and going to our makeshift offices in our living rooms with children running around screaming and interrupting our conference calls. It’s not just one state or even one country. It’s happening all around the world right now.

Companies and organizations have begun setting up a system for remote (work-from-home) opportunities and arrangements for their new normal, perhaps more companies will follow, and we will have a new normal all around. By setting up a work-from-home system companies are saving money for their businesses. 

Not all companies can set up a remote system and that is because their company has to have interactions or experiences as that is part of their service. Unfortunately, these companies will have to get creative in providing their services to their customers.

Technology is essential to be an enabler of this new reality and it is going to have reach certain requirements to keep up with the companies that are going full work-from-home. There are some companies like Lifesize who are making it easier for companies to set up their remote opportunities. 

With Lifesize they believe that with the new way of working one thing shouldn’t get compromised and that is security and privacy. Companies will still have to prioritize protecting customer data and communications. Lifesize has stated, “At Lifesize, we will rise to the challenge, adjust our business and product roadmap accordingly, and look forward to supporting our customers through this brave new era of work.”

You can read Lifesize’s full blog post, Beyond the Tipping Point: The Future is Not Just Work From Home, It’s ‘Work From Everywhere’, by following this link.

 

  About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio, video and security camera installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team (License #804783). One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Setting Up a Home Office

At Commercial Audio Video Installation Orange County we realize that due to COVID-19 a lot of you are working from home. We bet you are wondering how to setup the perfect office space at home.

 

Commercial/Residential Electronics company Crestron has posted some fantastic ideas on their blog.

 Here are some of the key points: 

  •     Location, location, location
    • Pick an area where it is quiet and has good lighting
  •     Building your work cocoon
    • Have enough space on your work surface for all of your technology, papers, pens, water, etc.
  •     Seating for comfort
    • Most people don’t have office chairs at home so they use dining chairs
  •     Get aligned for your back’s sake
    • Make sure your keyboard is in the perfect spot for typing accuracy
  •     Technology for efficacy
    • Having all the technology that will help you succeed
  •     Balance, balance, balance
    • Balance your work and home life by not having your home office setup on the weekends.

Click here to read the entire blog post from Crestron.

 

  About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.