Echo360 can deliver video media (captures or uploaded media) in 1080p. Review the information below so that you understand the few limitations of using 1080p for your video content.
On-Demand Playback: Students viewing videos in 1080p will increase the network usage and file download size attributed to your institution. For base calculations, the estimated file sizes for 1080p captures are included in On-Demand Playback Data Rate and Usage.
Live Streaming: Live Streamed captures can be captured and streamed in HD and are ideal for remote or overflow situations, where additional viewers are grouped in a room viewing the live stream of the event. Keep in mind that the bitrates for Live Streaming in 1080p are approximately 2x that of 720p. See Live Streaming Data Rate and Usage for more information.
Dual Video Captures: If BOTH video streams are captured in 1080p and subsequently viewed in 1080p, the viewer's playback experience will depend on the quality of the network they are using, to include latency and bandwidth available. Most broadband connections should be sufficient, but users working with a slower network may wish to view the playback in lower resolution.
The Echo360 Pod supports single-channel 1080p: The Pod cannot support 1080 on both input channels. It does, however, support the use of 1080p on one channel.
The Legacy SCHD will capture and deliver 1080p videos but at 15 FPS (frames per second) instead of 30. This is the framerate best served by the legacy SCHD. The Echo360 Pro and the Echo360 Pod deliver 1080p video capture at 30 FPS.
NOTE that Legacy SCHD devices set to capture at 1080p (Highest) quality setting while seeing heavy source input switching can experience an issue with rolling video inputs during captures. This can also occur on Legacy SCHDs when the Highest quality setting is selected but the input source is delivering a resolution less than 1080p. It is recommended that you test this capture mode in rooms where either scenario may occur. If you would like to have the Highest quality setting disabled on your Institution for Legacy SCHD devices to avoid this risk, please contact Echo360 support.
Universal Capture supports display captures at 1080p but not webcam inputs. If the display being used is configured for 1080p or higher, the capture of the display input will be processed for 1080p. However, because of the variability of webcams and the computers on which these applications are installed, video inputs for UC are still currently capped at 720p.
Video uploads, either through a browser or through Mobile Apps, do support 1080p. If the video being uploaded is 1080p or higher, it is processed for 1080p. In addition, any video uploaded will retain its original dimensions up to 1080p. Meaning if a 1440x900 video is uploaded, it retains the 1440x900 dimensions and is not scaled down to 720p or blown up to 1080p. If someone uploads a 4K video, Echo360 will produce a 1080p video with the original aspect ratio. Furthermore, we maintain the framerate of the original video, up to 30 FPS.