As someone who spends a few hours today in Zoom meetings, this new "virtual camera" looks interesting. It's called mmhmm and it gives you a bunch of presentation capabilities that you can use in Zoom and Google Meet. It's in private beta right now, so I haven't had a chance to use it, but this video demonstration by Phil Libin (former CEO of Evernote) shows some of its interesting features, like being able to show slides as a picture-in-picture atop a real or virtual background.
It's widely remarked that webcams are incredibly low-quality, even the Logitech models that win recommendations [Amazon], despite a market blasted into orbit by the Covid pandemic. People who dont want to have that blown-out potato-cam look tend to end up rigging high-end mirrorless/DSLR cameras, but perhaps the most telling proof of how bad webcams are… READ THE REST
It seems that all the time we've spent staring at ourselves in Zoom during the pandemic is affecting our perception of ourselves. When plastic surgeons began reopening for business in 2021, they found an increased demand from people newly worried about the shape of their noses, sagging skin in their necks, and the tone and… READ THE REST
Ohio state Sen. Andrew Brenner (R-Delaware) participated in a government Zoom video meeting while driving his car. For most of the meeting, he used a fake background of a home interior. Well, I assume it was fake unless Brenner's kitchen chair is equipped with a seatbelt. Funny thing is that earlier that day, a bill… READ THE REST
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