In the past couple of months we’ve hosted several webinars with TMCnet. This last one before the summer break was about the hidden challenges of developing HD visual communication products – a topic that is dear to me. As it so happens, I presented this webinar alongside Sagee Ben-Zedeff, the writer of my sister blog here, Video Over Enterprise.
The premise of this webinar was that once people start developing an HD video communication terminal, they will focus on their “comfort zone” – mainly the hardware design and the codecs, and that, to say bluntly, isn’t nearly enough. We took off from there to some of the hidden challenges in the development process itself – things that would get forgotten or neglected along the road.
If there was anything that really surprised me during the webinar, it was the results of the first poll question we had:
People believe, even today, that resolution is the most important aspect of developing an HD video terminal. It is not the audio system and not the overall experience and ease of use – it’s the resolution. It brought me a few years back when resolutions war really took place. I actually believed we were over this, but it seems I was wrong.
There were a lot of interesting questions during the session, and we weren’t able to deal with them all. I’ll probably use them as ideas for a few of the posts that will get published here in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
You can view this challenges in developing HD video communication terminals webinar online if this topic interests you, and if you already have, then here are a few of the pointers we’ve provided during the webinar:
- Our BEEHD product page, for those developing HD videophones
- The post series about how to develop hardware for HD video communications
- Information on our SVC technology
I have also embedded here the slides for your enjoyment: