November 14th, 2022
VideoCom Presenter is the New Zoom Webcam
Without a doubt, online meetings/presentations have become an essential part of companies aiming to expand their global reach. Today's means of communication make use of devices such as computers and mobile devices, which proves quite effective in keeping our businesses running in and out of our physical workplaces.
Zoom is considered one of the most popular remote conferencing tools to date, hosting more than 3.3 trillion (yes, TRILLION) meeting minutes. It's used by all sorts of people for many different purposes including company meetings, sales pitches, general demos/presentations, and more. If you're reading this, then there's a very big chance you are at least a part of this demographic.
A man having a remote meeting with his colleagues in his kitchen
Although deemed excellent in what it does best (which is video conferencing, per se), I've always wished Zoom could do more than just share my face and screen with others. There are times I wanted to show different slides, videos, images, and live demos simultaneously with my webcam without the need to switch from one feature to another-- doing these things all at once often gets me confused that I'm finding myself worrying more about matters like me accidentally showing unwanted parts of my screen to clients, among other things.
This is where one of VideoCom Presenter's features shines. Our app can actually be added to Zoom as THE webcam itself--I'd explain to you why that's a cool thing right now, but I reckon it's better to teach you how it's done step by step and you'll know what I mean.
How to use VideoCom Presenter as a Virtual Webcam?
First, create a new VideoCom account if you haven't already. Once that's done, download and install VideoCom Presenter.
Next, set up your presentation. The app (which we'll call "Presenter" from hereon) can be used to free yourself from the chains of traditional online presentations by leveling up your existing PowerPoint, Google Slides, and PDFs. Now you can add sources such as videos, images, your own camera, screen captures, real-time annotations, and more. You can even add your own webcam in front of your slides so you're always seen throughout the meeting. Your viewers will definitely enjoy and be amazed at how engaging your next presentation will be.
Curious? We have a starter guide that will surely help you get started with VideoCom Presenter!
While running, Presenter automatically becomes available as a camera device (virtual camera) that can be selected by different programs in your system, so go ahead and choose the device named VideoCom Presenter under Zoom's camera settings.
Selecting VideoCom Presenter as the virtual camera in Zoom's Camera Settings
Voila! Instead of just a webcam, everyone can see you + your slides as your camera. Now there's no need to manually switch to presentation mode in Zoom as they can already see what you need to show them when they pin your camera. This is also beneficial for you as the host, as you really only need to control Presenter by pressing the hotkey you set for switching the slides up and down.
An active Zoom meeting where VideoCom Presenter is used as the virtual camera
This is only but a very basic introduction to how you and your viewers can benefit from using Presenter's virtual camera feature. I'm very positive that by using Presenter more often, you'll find more uses that cater to your particular needs.