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GoToWebinar with HDFaces, a high-resolution video conferencing technology, enables participants to share and view up to 6 high-resolution video conferencing streams in session while viewing the presenter's screen.
How is HDFaces different from other web conferencing video solutions?
We provide the highest resolution video conferencing quality currently available among web conferencing providers—up to 6 streams at 640p x 480p for a maximum resolution of 1920p x 960p. We combined the video conferencing and screen sharing Viewer into 1 window so participants can collaborate on shared content and see each other at the same time for a highly effective, engaging user experience. With 1-on-1 video conferencing, up to 1280 x 720p is supported (depending on your webcam, lighting, network and computer).
HDFaces is included with GoToWebinar at no additional cost.
Video conferencing will work with most standard video conferencing webcams. From our testing, we highly recommend the following webcams:
GoToWebinar with HDFaces does not support the following webcams:
You can share up to 6 streams at a resolution of 640p x 480p each, for a total maximum resolution of 1920p x960p.
Yes, panelists and organizers can stop and share video streams at any time. Organizers can also disable a panelist video stream so that another panelist can share their webcam.
Yes. You can pause your webcam temporarily by clicking the Pause button on the top-right corner of your webcam feed.
Yes, international customers can use HDFaces.
No. As with all versions of GoToWebinar, attendees download the organizer's version of GoToWebinar without affecting their own version.
Install your webcam using the manufacturer's installation instructions. You can set your webcam settings from the GoToWebinar Preferences window. We recommend that you use a headset with mic and speakers (VoIP) instead of your webcam's built-in webcam mic and speakers.
In most cases, GoToWebinar should be able to detect your new hardware and allow you to use it during the same session.
We recommend 700Kbps or more per participant for simultaneous screen sharing, audio and video conferencing. HDFaces uses bandwidth optimization to make the best possible use of any available bandwidth. If you experience slow performance issues, try closing data-intense applications like YouTube, Netflix, Skype, etc.
HDFaces supports up to 30-frames per second. The frame rate depends on your webcam, lighting, network and computer.
HDFaces includes the same excellent security and encryption of GoToWebinar, including end-to-end Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption.
The webinar staff, including organizers and panelists, can share up to 6 streams at a resolution of 640p x 480p each, for a total maximum resolution of 1920p x960p.
Yes. Click the Webcams drop-down menu and select Hide Webcams. Even though you've hidden webcams, other participants can still see your webcam broadcasting. To bring webcams back to view, select Show Webcams. You can also click and drag the divider between the webcam feeds and screen-sharing viewer to resize or hide webcams.
Yes. On the top-left of the webcam viewer, click the Webcams drop-down menu and select Always in Front.
Yes. You can click and drag the bottom-right corner of the viewer to expand and minimize how the webcams and/or screen sharing is displayed. If the organizer is not screen sharing, you can adjust the size and position of the webcam viewer by using the Webcam drop-down menu and selecting one of the following Webcam Positions: Top, Left, Bottom, Right.
To select a different webcam, open the Preferences window and select Webcam. If more than 1 webcam is detected, simply choose which webcam you'd like to use from the Your Camera section.
Although you can record screen sharing and audio, you cannot record webcams at this time.
No, only organizers and panelists can share webcams. If you want an attendee to share a webcam you may promote them in-session to be a panelist, which will give them the ability to share their webcam.
Yes. You can join HDFaces sessions as an attendee, but you'll be unable to view or share webcams and show your screen if you're using an Android device or an iPhone or iPod Touch. If you're on an iPad 2 or newer, you can share and view webcams in meetings. In a webinar, you can only view webcams from an iPad.