HuddleCamHD USB Conference Camera Course
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HuddleCamHD USB Conference Camera Course

Your guide to the HuddleCamHD Video Conferencing Camera Line
4.3 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
981 students enrolled
Created by Mr Paul Richards
Last updated 6/2017
Price: Free
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 24 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use HuddleCamHD products to the best of their ability
  • Live Streaming a Conference or Event
  • Operate a Pan, Tilt, Zoom Joystick Controller
View Curriculum
  • How to use a video conferencing software such as Skype
  • How to download and install programs on any Mac or PC computer
  • How to set up a PTZ camera on a tripod

Learn all about the latest USB cloud-based video conferencing camera line from HuddleCamHD. This is a free course offered by HuddleCamHD to review the camera line, common integration techniques and troubleshooting. We aim to keep this course up to date as a way to train new customers, employees and partners. 

HuddleCamHD provides affordable USB based Pan Tilt Zoom cameras for web based video conferencing using software such as: MS Lync, Cisco Jabber, Skype, Google Hangout, Fuzebox, GoToMeeting, WebEX and Zoom.US. Our cameras "Play Nice" when it comes to video conferencing using the worlds most popular and easy to use software! Take the lead with USB 3.0 video conferencing speeds for full 1920x1080 video resolutions and super fast PTZ Controls. Tested with Google Hangout, Skype, GoToMeeting, WebEX & Zoom.US. These cameras work with virtually every system that accepts USB cameras!

What included in this course?

1. Detailed Camera Reviews

2. Data Sheets and User Manuals

3. How To Video Tutorials

4. Latest Information for the brand updated quarterly

Who is the target audience?
  • Interested in video communications
  • Interested in learning about video conferencing
  • Has a HuddleCamHD camera
  • A HuddleCamHD Dealer
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 01:54

Introduction video to this course all about the HuddleCamHD video conferencing camera line.

Camera Line Basics
6 Lectures 10:08

At HuddleCamHD we know that every space is different. That’s why we offer cameras with various fields of view and optical zoom options from 3X to 30X. For small rooms we suggest the 3X for it’s wide field of view and affordable price point. For medium rooms that are short and wide you should consider a 3X Wide with USB 3.0. USB 3.0 will provide a noticeably higher quality picture when compared to USB 2.0. For longer narrow rooms we suggest the 10X-720 or 10X 1080p USB conference cameras. When you are working with larger boardroom style rooms the 20X or 30X will be your best bet. Finally, when you are looking for a wireless USB conference camera the HuddleCam Air will solve your need for flexibly wire free solutions.

Choosing the right camera

USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. That being said USB 2.0 is much less expensive to run cabling for and does not require a quad-core processor for optimal performance. USB 3.0 can provide uncompressed 1080p video signals. To use a USB 3.0 HuddleCamHD you must have a quad-core processor. USB 2.0 conference cameras can provide a 1920x1080p video signal but it must be compressed. USB 3.0 can provide the highest quality video images completely uncompressed.

USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0

Any HuddleCamHD camera can be wall or ceiling mounted. We suggest using one of the HuddleCamHD certified camera wall mounts when wall mounting the camera. If you are ceiling mounting the camera we suggest a HuddleCamHD Ceiling Mount. Once the camera is securely mounted to the ceiling you can invert the image through the IR Remote Control or our camera configuration software connected to a computer with RS-232/DB9 to USB connection. The HuddleCamHD control software allows for advanced camera control and new patented control system called the “PresetVisualizer”.

Camera installation options

Every HuddleCamHD camera includes an IR remote control which can be used for camera PTZ and configuration. You will notice each IR remote control can operate up to 3 cameras. There is a switch on the back of each camera you can use to set the IR receiver in situations for controlling multiple cameras via the IR remote. There is an on screen display menu you can use to fine tune your camera settings (All cameras except 3X and 10X 720). Setting and calling a preset can be done by pressing the set button and the number you which to set the preset to. Then to call the preset you simply press the number button you have assigned, then press call.

IR Remote Control

Every HuddleCamHD camera includes RS-232 control which utilizes the SONY VISCA camera protocol. You can therefore control the camera from a AV control system such as a Crestron or AMX. Or you can convert the RS-232 DB9 cable to USB and control the camera with our VISCA Control Software. Once set up properly you can control the camera from any computer, smart phone or tablet on your network.

RS-232 and Control Systems

Every HuddleCamHD camera comes with a 2 year manufacture warranty. This warranty covers any and all manufacture defects within the first 2 years. The HuddlePod Air, HuddlePod Air BIG Audio, and mounts all include a 3 year warranty. This warranty does not cover actual end user damage.

Back to the Basics
1 Lecture 12:33

In this video, we review our far end camera control software useful for remote control of PTZ (pan, tilt and zoom) controls over your network. This software include remote camera control from any web-browser or computer on your network. The software also provides an outside IP address which can be used for camera PTZ controls. 

We review the RS-232 VISCA control cabling required with a DB9 to USB adapter. This cabling is used in a live video to demonstrate camera controls with the computer based (Windows Only) software.

Back to the Basics - Camera Control Software
Product Introduction
6 Lectures 12:53

HuddleCamHD's most affordable conference camera. The 3X Optical Zoom 1080p HuddleCamHD 3X

HuddleCamHD 3X

The brand new HuddleCamHD 3XA. Your favorite 3X Camera with built-in audio.

HuddleCamHD 3XA

With a real SONY lens and a wide angle 90 degree field of view. The HuddleCamHD 3X Wide is a popular USB 3.0 camera.

HuddleCamHD 3X Wide G2

The HuddleCamHD 10X-G3 is our third generation conference camera with 10X optical zoom. Ideal for medium sized rooms requiring the ability to PTZ.

HuddleCamHD 10X-G3

The HuddleCamHD 20X is an ideal conference camera for medium to large sized rooms.

HuddleCamHD 20X-G2

For extremely large web conferencing spaces the HuddleCamHD 30X optical zoom camera is the best choice. 

HuddleCamHD 30X-G2
Camera Control Options
1 Lecture 06:11
Cabling Review for Joystick
Camera Mounting Solutions
3 Lectures 04:22
HuddleCamHD Camera Wall Mounts

How to mount the HuddleCamHD Small Wall Mount

HuddleCamHD Camera Ceiling Mounts
New VCS (Video Collaboration Systems)
8 Lectures 36:52
HuddleCamHD VCS Team System Intro

HuddleCamHD VCS Team Plus Systems Intro

VCS Team System Installation and Overview

More detailed information about daisy-chaining cameras and using PTZ controls. 

Camera Control Software

Quick learn how to operate the HuddleCamHD joystick controller. 

How to use the Joystick Controller

VCS Management Software Overview

VCS Team Plus Systems Installation and Overview

One of the most popular accessory products, the HuddleCamHD Joystick is now available. This second generation joystick features all new easy to use camera operation buttons for PTZ.

HuddleCamHD Gen 2 Joystick Controller
Conference Streaming
7 Lectures 39:23

For anyone considering purchasing a video conferencing system, HuddleCamHD offers five of our affordable systems that adhere to various budgets. Video conferencing systems are a great way to communicate between a multitude of settings, including corporate offices, places of worship, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and much more. Our HuddleCamHD cameras have multiple options that can meet the custom needs of your individual project.

The systems we will be introducing in this video series range in price from $499 to $2,000. The options we propose meet the audio-visual streaming needs in a variation of locations depending on which system you choose. The first system is for those with the most basic needs or tight budget. This package includes our HuddleCamHD 3x camera paired with a Samson XPDI USB Headset. The camera itself is $399 and the headset is only $99. The second option is our brand new HuddleCamHD 3XA at $649. This camera has a built-in audio feature giving users their audio and visual all in one. Our third system is a blend of the first two. This option is perfect for those looking to use the cameras for high-quality professional streaming purposes. The use of two cameras allows the user to switch between frames while changing the zoom and or positions of the other. This includes both the HuddleCamHD 3X and 3XA. We also have included a Samson XPDI Headset so the talent or person speaking can have their own microphone while the 3XA can capture the audience audio. The fourth system is a variation of the first three options except with our 10X Generation 3 HuddleCamHD in addition to the HuddleCamHD 3XA camera and XPDI Headset. With 10X zoom, this system is priced at $1,700. Finally, the fifth option includes one of our highest zoom capabilities at 20X with a HuddleCamHD 3XA and an XPDI Headset. This option is for those looking for the highest quality and capability system at approximately $2,000.

These systems are meant to give clients a better understanding of our video conference streaming cameras, how they work, and some helpful system options. Following this video, we have provided five short videos pertaining to each individual system to further explain the many benefits of our video conferencing selections. These videos will include an overview of each option, setup of the camera and microphone, and instructions for a free streaming software, Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). Stay tuned for some useful information!

Introduction to Conference Systems - 5 Systems under $2K

Streaming a Conference with the HuddleCamHD 3X

Streaming a Conference with the 3XA

Multi-Camera Live Streaming System

HuddleCamHD offers all of the cables you will need for your next video project with the exception of USB extension systems. We do offer a Wireless USB 2.0 extension system called the USB2Air although please note this product has a 25 foot maximum distance and only works with Windows computers. HuddleCamHD cabling options are available in increments of 25 feet up to 100 feet. If your project requires longer cabling you can contact our team for a custom quotation. You can use DB9 cables to extend cabling from your joystick to the first camera. And you can use Cascade cabling for daisy-chaining your 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on… cameras for control in a line.  

Every HuddleCamHD SKU is now available with international power supplies. You can add a dash C, G or I at the end of any HuddleCamHD SKU to notate which power supply you would like. Power supply type C is the European standard, type G is the United Kingdom and type I is for Australia.

HuddleCamHD Cabling

Adding 10X for Live Streaming

HuddleCamHD now offers complete USB based video conferencing systems designed to work with any online meeting software such as Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, WebEX and Skype. The HuddleCamHD Team and Team Plus systems are easy to install kits designed for video conferencing, live streaming, webinars, and more. Each system includes a fully configured Intel NUC computer with Windows 10, 8GB of Ram, a 256 Solid State Hard Drive and 4 USB 4.0 ports. These systems include everything you need for installation including all the necessary mounting hardware and installation manuals. If you are looking for an easy way to deploy reliable video conferencing systems ready for latest generation of UC software, these systems are a great choice. Check out just how painless these systems are to set up on our explanations videos available on the individual product pages. 

Complete Systems Overview
About the Instructor
Mr Paul Richards
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7,386 Students
16 Courses
Chief Streaming Officer

I am a Live Streaming Expert and Chief Streaming Officer for PTZOptics. PTZOptics is an industry leader in affordable live streaming technology. We host a live show on YouTube Live every Friday and we hope to help the world better understand live streaming and technology it takes to produce amazing video content! 

I host a live show on YouTube Live called "PTZOptics Live" where we review the latest in the live streaming and video conferencing industry. This is the basis of our live streaming innovation where you can learn quite a lot of about the industry. 

I have been working in the audio visual industry for 10+ years employed at: Haverford Systems, Conference Room Systems and PTZOptics. Each of these companies have kept me involved in designing, building and operating live streaming and video conferencing systems. Throughout my career continue to help others in video communication projects.