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How Camera Switching with the Nureva HDL410 Delivers a Superior Hybrid Working and Hybrid Learning Experience in Large Rooms

How Camera Switching with the Nureva HDL410 Delivers a Superior Hybrid Working and Hybrid Learning Experience in Large Rooms

The rise of hybrid working and hybrid learning has given organisations the challenge of finding what works best for how they operate.

Whether in a business setting or an educational setting, larger spaces tend to pose the biggest headaches.

For the best hybrid experience in large and XL rooms, having multiple cameras to allow camera switching between different views is essential. Otherwise the view is too basic, perspective limited.

But having multiple cameras presents challenges of its own.

The Two Biggest Problems with Multiple Cameras in Large Rooms

One challenge for creating the right multi-camera setup is it can mean expensive equipment – which may also be complicated to use. Organisations may not have the budget or technical staff for that.

Another potential problem with multi-camera setups is it might require someone in the room to move around and manually switch cameras. Think of the hassle, distraction or risk of knocking a camera out of position.

Thankfully, there is a different solution – sound-activated automatic camera switching.

Introducing Camera Switching in Large Rooms with the Microsoft-Certified Nureva HDL410

The Nureva HDL410 – the first microphone and speaker bar system to be certified by Microsoft Teams for extra-large rooms – offers a simpler solution for multi-camera setup in larger spaces.

With Nureva’s Microphone Mist technology, virtual microphones pick up sound from every part of the room – even in the corners.

This high quality full-room pick-up is central to making camera switching simple and effective with any make of USB or HDMI camera.

Using the Nureva Console – a cloud-based management platform – the user can quickly create different camera zones. For example, a zone for the presenter, and a zone for the audience.

In a 2-camera setup, one camera covers the presenter. Another captures the audience.

It creates a far better hybrid meeting or hybrid learning experience than if only a single camera is used.

The Problem with using a Single Camera in Large Rooms

If there is only one camera in a hybrid conference call or hybrid learning session, the camera will be focused on the presenter, lecturer or speaker.

If anyone else in the room speaks or asks a question, remote attendees won’t see them – just the main presenter.

And when the presenter or lecturer answers a question or responds to a comment, the single camera can only show the presenter or lecturer. Remote participants cannot see the reaction of the person who asked the question or spoke up.

It creates a bit of a disconnect between those in the room and those attending remotely. It can result in distraction, lower engagement and a less effective meeting or hybrid learning session.

How Camera Switching with the Nureva HDL410 Works

When camera switching with multiple cameras is in operation, the hybrid experience is very different.

The Nureva HDL410 system can comfortably manage setups for large and XL rooms with up to four cameras.

But let’s focus on a typical two-camera arrangement.

With Nureva it is simple to create a camera zone for the presenter and a camera zone for the audience in the room.

When the presenter is speaking, camera one shows the presenter. The attention of every participant, in the room and remote, is on the presenter.

However, when somebody in the room asks a question or speaks up, Nureva’s Microphone Mist technology detects that the sound is coming from a different zone. The system automatically switches to the camera two view – allowing people to see the speaker as they ask their question, make an observation or add a comment.

When the presenter starts to answer the question or respond to the comment, the system once again picks up that the sound is coming from a different zone. The view is switched instantly to camera one – focused on the presenter at the front of the room.

Six Reasons to Choose Camera Switching with the Nureva HDL410 for Smart Meetings and Hybrid Learning Sessions

There are many reasons why organisations might want to consider a camera switching system with Nureva’s HDL410. Here are six:

– Camera switching with Nureva creates more equitable and immersive smart meetings and hybrid learning sessions.

– The multiple camera setup removes unnecessary distractions – the focus is always on whoever is speaking, making it easier to listen and take in what’s being said.

– It is simple and quick to set up. You just need the HDL410 system, two or more cameras plus a multi-camera selector. That’s it.

– There is no need for additional software or specialist expertise.

– The Nureva HDL410 system is flexible. It works with virtually any camera or UC&C platform and is Microsoft Teams certified.

– Camera switching with Nureva brings remote participants into the meeting or online learning session. They feel part of it, can follow the talk and discussion better.

Camera Switching with the Nureva HDL410 – Good for Business, Good for Education

The automatic camera switching capability of the Nureva HDL410 creates a better hybrid experience in large rooms and extra-large rooms.

For business, it means more effective smart meetings, video conferencing and visual collaboration. For remote attendees, it feels more like they are in the room and able to participate fully.

For education establishments, it takes online learning and hybrid learning sessions to another level. It helps to keep the focus on the lecture or presentation whilst also allowing students to see (as well as hear) who is asking a question or making a comment.

Camera switching and camera zones help to create the intelligent meeting room and the intelligent learning room.

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