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We want to install HD IP cameras in our classrooms to record lectures and make them available online.

We are having a hard time finding the right one. Most are geared towards surveillance.

Any recommendations?

Room size: large classroom seating about 70 students

Camera specs required: Audio/in for wireless microphone, 1080p, data transfer over ethernet.

  • What solution did you use? How far does the camera need to be from the teacher? How wide of a scene do you need to record (e.g., width of chalkboard so about 30 feet?) We're building something that might meet your needs, would love to hear what solution you chose. – Crashalot Nov 14 '16 at 7:53
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have a look at these (I don't know your price range so I leave options in the link):

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/webcam-communications/webcams

Update:

For more professional solutions:

http://www.crestron.com/resources/product_and_programming_resources/catalogs_and_brochures/online_catalog/default.asp?jump=1&model=CAPTURELIVEHD

combined with:

http://www.crestron.com/resources/product_and_programming_resources/catalogs_and_brochures/online_catalog/default.asp?cat=1058&subcat=1506&id=2220

  • Thank you for the recommendation. Not sure if a Webcam would be suitable... distance and data transfer come to mind. It will be installed on the ceiling/wall of a large classroom a bit away from the lecturer. Also need to have audio in for lecturers microphone. – zimmy Nov 6 '12 at 0:15
  • @Tom I updated my answer with a link to a more professional oriented package. – user2995 Nov 6 '12 at 0:24
  • That is a professional package... one of many that I have looked at and the price is accordingly high. I'd rather focus on just a camera at the moment. – zimmy Nov 6 '12 at 0:43

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