Do a Test to Determine Proper Size
Place your laptop/desktop on a surface with a wall behind you. Open your application, and place Post-it notes on the wall behind you that define the vertical edge of the camera view. Then add an additional 3 inches to each side. Measure the width between the Post-it notes: This is the minimal width you will need.
What we have discovered is that if a Zoom meeting is being recorded, the playback view is wider than the realtime view. Another way to see the different is go to: Zoom/preferences/video.
Adding the 3 inches on both sides will assure that your background will fill the frame on palyback.
Many Custom Possibilities...
There are a lot of creative ways to integrate your logo or other graphics into a Switchfab background. We can change colors or provide custom sizes needed for product demonstrations. We would be glad to print your files as well.
We are testing applying a dry erase laminate section within the panel. Contact us if you're interested. Custom@switchfab.com
What you see is not what you get.It's best to test and observe.
With 30+ apps out there, how you see yourself on screen is often not how others see you... the camera's field of view can be different. For example, in Zoom preferences, the video view is what is being recorded. Use that to determined the right size of the background. Place Post it Notes to define the width of the view and measure that to determine what size you need. Test with an actual meeting: your angle of view can change unexpectedly...Not to worry, any surprises can be solved by scooching your computer around...
Instructions? You've Got 'Em...
We've been working with our customers to solve ways to integrate one of our backgrounds into their work environment. We've got plans for most any situation. For some, they become a decor element for large walls. For others, they pin them to lightweight insulation foam panels that are propped in place when needed. We've seen it all. We'll point you towards everything you'll need.
Lights help you to pop from the background. You could get by desk/table lights. But with our recommendation, you will be able to reach up to the left side of the light,and by sliding the switch up and down, control the brightness and color temperature of the light while viewing yourself on the screen. Being able to balance the light is a nice feature. There are over 680 LED panel lights under $100 on Amazon. For a great value, go search for these:
Now that everyone is working virtually, and will likely be doing so for an extended period, your online image matters; a nice shirt, good lighting and a good looking background are essential. The Switchfab backgrounds look great and are much better than the wonky virtual backgrounds.”
Thanks very much for the video conferencing background. It worked great when I was on one of the video conference services that don’t allow for a virtual background! It looked good, installed pretty easily on the blank wall behind my desk, and helped me make a more professional impression. I am definitely glad I got the big version since the wide angle lens of my video camera captures lots of wall space.
The Switchfab background with my corporate logo gives me a good clean professional look, with better quality than any green screen could deliver. I’ve a lot of really positive feedback. Thanks!”