Any higher-quality webcam should produce decent or better results in a classroom or conference room. For self-record activities, laptop built-in cams are usually fine.
- Live recording requires a computer and a webcam that Adobe Flash can access. Live recordings are streamed directly to the GoReact servers—no upload is required.
- Offline recording is also available—you may record with any device and upload your video file to GoReact afterward. We recommend our free GoReact Recorder app for Android and iOS, or choose your camera based on your quality and convenience needs (webcam, camcorder, mobile device, etc.)
We have a Suggested equipment list, but there are plenty of good ones out there at affordable prices. If using a Mac, be sure to check compatibility first. Not all retail webcams are Mac-compatible. Also other cameras that have a webcam driver will often work fine with GoReact.
For offline recordings that you upload, camcorders are a great option. For live recording, in general camcorders do not have a webcam driver for PCs, so they can't be used for that function. Video quality note: We recommend you record in Standard Definition (480p or 360p) so you don't create an unnecessarily large file to upload. See our Video recording checklist for details.
Smartphones and tablets can be great recorders, but will not record a live stream. For Android and iOS devices, try our free GoReact Recorder app. Alternatively, after ensuring your mobile OS and browser are fully up to date, record using your device's video recorder and then upload your file from the GoReact dashboard in your mobile browser. (You will not be able to record through your mobile browser since Flash is not supported.) Video quality note: We recommend you record in Standard Definition (480p or 360p) so you don't create an unnecessarily large file to upload. See our Video recording checklist for details for your device type.
Some built-in classroom cameras DO have webcam drivers for PCs, and can be used for live recording with GoReact if the webcam driver is installed locally. Your IT team can investigate if such an option is available to you.