Webaround Tips from Linda

All day long our CEO, Linda, answers your calls and emails asking for tips and tricks about how to get the most out of your Webaround.  Here are are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions!

 

Q: The Webaround does not cover all of my background. What should I do?

A: Zoom your camera (change your aspect ratio) to capture more more of you and less of your background.

  • For PC users:
    1. Click on the Windows key on your keyboard and type “Camera”.
    2. Open the Camera application.
    3. Click the cog icon at the top of the
    4. Change aspect ratio.

 

  • For Mac users:
    1. Download a third party application that enables Mac cameras to zoom or change aspect ratio, such as iGlasses.

 

Q: The Webaround leans back on my chair, how do I fix it?

  • The Webaround leans back on my chair, how do I fix it?
    • Adjust the bottom nylon strap or if needed, add the Webaround stabilizer box.
      • To use the Webaround stabilizer box
        • Fold the box according to the directions on the box.
        • Place the box between the Webaround and the back bottom of the chair.  The box will counteract the backwards pitch of the chair.

 

  • I’m done using my Webaround, how do I fold it?
    1. Hold the Webaround directly in front, with hands place on either side of the wide black or colored strap.
    2. Bring hands together, folding the Webaround almost in half.
    3. Twist wrists toward each other and the Webaround will start to coil itself.
    4. Bring the bottom coil up to meet the already coiled part.
    5. Place the Webaround in provided bag for storage and to stop the Webaround from opening.
Watch how to fold any Webaround here
  • I don’t look my best… what can I do to look better?
    1. Move the camera to eye level.
      • If using the camera built into the laptop, move the camera to eye level by raising the height of the laptop.  This can be done quickly by placing a box, books or any other stable material under the laptop.  Make sure to remove the items from under the laptop after using to prevent it from overheating.  Investing in a laptop stand with proper aeration is also a good solution.
      • If using a camera built into the desktop monitor, move the camera to eye level by raising the height of the monitor.  This can be done by manually adjusting the monitor stand height.  If the monitor does not have an adjustable stand or if the proper height cannot be achieved with this method– place a box, books, or any other stable material under the laptop.  Investing in a monitor stand is another good solution.
      • If using an external camera, such as a Logitech webcam, move the camera to eye level by placing it on a stand, shelf, or using another method.
      • If using a smartphone or tablet, move the camera to eye level by holding it at eye level or by placing it on a stand, shelf, or using another method.
  • I bought a Webaround, how do I change my background from blue to green to something else?
    • There are numerous free and paid chroma key software programs available online, in app stores, some even come installed on your computer or device.  Chroma keying is an easy method to combine two images by replacing a color in one image with that from the another image.  Here are a few of the most popular software programs.
      •  Zoom Video Conferencing (https://zoom.us/)
        • Enable Virtual Background in Meeting Settings
          • To enable the Virtual Background feature for your own use:
          • Sign into the Zoom web portal and click My Meeting Settings (if you are an account administrator) or Meeting Settings (if you are an account member).
          • Navigate to the Virtual Background option on the Meeting tab and verify that the setting is enabled.
          • If the setting is disabled, click the Status toggle to enable it. If a verification dialog displays, choose Turn On to verify the change.Note: The Zoom Client must be restarted for this setting to take effect.  If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the Group or Account level, and you will need to contact your Zoom administrator.
      • Using Virtual Background
        • Windows Client
        • Open the Zoom application and click on Settings.
        • Select Virtual Background.
        • Click on an image to select the desired virtual background. Ensure that you are using a solid background color.
        • Note: You can also add your own images by clicking +Add Image
          After you select an option, that virtual background will display during your meetings.
        • To disable Virtual Background, choose the option None.
        • Mac Client
        • Open the Zoom application and click on Settings.
        • Select Virtual Background.
        • Click on an image to select the desired virtual background. Ensure that you are using a solid background color.
        • Note: You can also add your own images by clicking +Add Image
        • After you select an option, that virtual background will display during your meetings.
        • To disable Virtual Background, choose the option None.

For any remaining questions, visit this Zoom webpage: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/210707503-Virtual-Background111111

 

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