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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    FWIW - Autodesk has switched to Zoom from Skype for a lot of their video conferencing / screen sharing. It is way better than Skype.
    Not in the UK, they've gone TeamViewer here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    We've been using a Logitech Connect VideoCam/Speaker system & love it.
    It's a peculiar form factor for sure.

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    Zoom is head and shoulders past the rest at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raff View Post
    Zoom is head and shoulders past the rest at the moment
    To be fair - sending a telegraph is almost better than trying to use Skype

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    I remember about 10 years ago a lot of people thought that the game Second Life would be viable for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidLarson View Post
    I remember about 10 years ago a lot of people thought that the game Second Life would be viable for this.
    Oh man. I actually came seriously close to leaving my first REAL job in Architecture, over that crap. The principals were eating that **** up, and during our quarterly stakeholders meeting they were like *were going to pivot to making 3d models for Second Life, instead of doing architecture!" I was the only person who said something, and i was like (25ish, had no filter) "If that happens, im out."

    They were genuinely surprised i said i would leave. They couldnt understand that what i wanted to do was make BUILDINGS, not 3D models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidLarson View Post
    I remember about 10 years ago a lot of people thought that the game Second Life would be viable for this.
    Wait what?! You don't happen to have an article or two for that do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyweston View Post
    From the briefest of Googles I've already noted a wide (cost) chasm between:

    1. dedicated "conference" equipment
    VSN V360 =$499
    Meeting Owl = £799
    Logitech Connect = £439
    Logitech BCC950 = £219


    2. Webcams w/ microphones
    Logitech Brio 4K =£170
    720p Microsoft HD3000 =£22
    1080p MS LifeCam = £65


    ...and whilst I "get" the former sport 360/wide-angle viewing, multi-mic. zoom/focus and all that jazz, I'm struggling to see how the latter aren't the better option for us - presently anyway (this'll be going in 4.5x2.8m room, 55" screen on the short wall, long table running down the middle)
    Thank for your share. it is very useful for me.

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