Content camera and whiteboard capture
Whatever you call it – the ability to turn your offline surface into an online input is a true game-changer. Especially when you can do it without expensive, dedicated hardware.
What’s a content camera?
We’ve seen three expressions – “content camera,” “whiteboard capture,” and “document camera” – used interchangeably. While they’re not entirely the same they do have one thing in common: they’re all represented in ShareTheBoard!
“Content cameras” refer to the ability to share content – usually from a physical whiteboard – during a video conference. You may have seen online apps or hardware providers encourage you to also purchase a dedicated camera to deliver this feature. The term “whiteboard capture” is similar but, in some ways, the reverse: it’s often used by manufacturers of specialized cameras that must be physically installed above a whiteboard. These cameras can then beam the content they “see” on their attached boards online – in some cases, directly to video conferencing solutions. “Document cameras” are something entirely different: in a nutshell, these are dedicated cameras that allow you to share a document (or other small content) with a larger audience. Here’s how these stack up against ShareTheBoard.
Large software and hardware providers often attempt to lock you in to expensive licenses and complex plans, while delivering limited mobility and features.
Enjoy game-changing capabilities that don’t break the bank
ShareTheBoard gives you a content camera without any strings attached:
- No short-list of approved cameras or hardware – just add laptop.
- No expensive installation or dedicated conference room hardware required.
- Turn any offline surface – a whiteboard, blackboard, or even a piece of paper – into a digital input.
- Do it all at a fraction of the cost of the big business option.
Physically installed cameras over whiteboards do help facilitate hybrid collaboration but their price tag and immobility are highly limiting.
Deliver hybrid collaboration without being tethered to the wall
ShareTheBoard gives you (not just) whiteboard capture, anywhere:
- Physically-installed cameras often support only whiteboards. Our app allows you to share blackboards, flip charts, sticky notes, or anything you can write on.
- Not depending on a physically installed camera means you can “capture” anywhere – not just the one place your camera is installed.
- As a software solution, ShareTheBoard can be scaled up and down instantly.
Since the old overhead projectors, the notion of sharing small content with large audiences has been useful. The problem: another hardware solution.
Imagine a document camera without the extra hardware
Get all of the same benefits (and more), with none of the drawbacks:
- Not to beat a dead horse but… no dedicated hardware needed!
- Simply point the camera you’re using at a document and share.
- Go further: digitize content, stream it online, save it with one click, and share it with other apps.
Making an impact
where it counts
I turned on the app and instantly fell in love. I pointed my camera at my desk and literally shared a piece of paper. I just wrote and pointed, as if the other person was looking at the sheet with me – it was all so… natural.Paweł Kisiel, D.O.O. at FPWD