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Our speed of communication has improved dramatically and I can ensure important messages are displayed across both buildings on the site almost instantaneously. It means that we can have our briefings by data conferencing, which adds to the flow of inteligence.
James Henrey, CEO

How to record video conferencing

When it comes to the question of how to record video conferencing, at Smarter Interactive we have no hesitation in recommending LifeSize Video Centre. As well as delivering high definition video conferencing you can record the conversation, replay it in a number of ways and even stream it live to hundreds of people. It is also available in several variations, meaning it is within just about every business’ budget.

LifeSize Video Centre is compatible with all LifeSize videoconferencing systems, and you can start the recording with a single button, meaning you can record instantly, with no preparation required. Better still, LifeSize Video Centre records both the video and the data you’re sharing, and then synchronises the two.

Another huge benefit of using LifeSize Video Centre to record video conferencing is that you can stream your conference live to as many as 1000 people, without the viewers needing any additional equipment. Imagine a conference between two businesses where each has a LifeSize system installed – each business can invite people to view the conference live from home or office, using their PC.

Where LifeSize Video Centre really excels, though, is in playback – the viewer is in complete control of what they see and can choose from several display options, including picture in picture, side by side and full screen. When viewing a conference with several participants, for example, the viewer can choose who they wish to focus on, and change that whenever they want. And when viewing both video and data, the data can be shown full screen with the video in a smaller box so no detail is lost.

So what do you need to start using LifeSize Video Centre to record video conferencing? There are three ways you can access the technology, depending on your requirements and budget. At the top of the scale you can invest in the LifeSize Video Centre server and host the service yourself. This gives you all the features, including recording multiway calls and live streaming to up to 1000 people. However, it is not cheap, and likely to be beyond the budgets of many businesses.

An alternative method is to run LifeSize Video Centre as a virtual platform using VMware – again you self-host, but if you already use VMware to host, for example, Microsoft Exchange, this could be the solution for you. There are various packages available that let you live stream to 50-1000 people, so you can choose the package that is most suitable.

The third option is to use a managed service, where you rent “channels” on another company’s server. We offer a managed service which allows businesses of every size to enjoy all the benefits of LifeSize Video Centre for a low cost of just for just £99 per channel per month. The number of channels a business needs depends very much on what they intend to use the video conferencing recordings for. We would be very happy to discuss your requirements and give you a quote. Give us a call on 0118 336 0010 today.


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