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Wide-Angle Logitech Meetup 4K Webcam For MacOS

Shopping for a business-class group conferencing solution that's Mac friendly? Logitech's MacOS compatible wide-angle Ultra-HD 4K web camera raises the bar for group voice and video conferencing. With a 120 degree FOV - Field Of View and Pan / Tilt / Zoom controls you can capture entire conference and huddle rooms with ease.

Ultra High Resolution 4K Conference Camera

Huddle-Room Voice and Video Conferencing


Ultra Wide Angle Webcam Field Of View

With a 120 degree Field-Of-View, the MeetUp wide-angle web camera is unusual in that respect, designed to incorporate as much of a conference room space as possible. Common webcams are typically in the 70 degree range. Other recent group conferencing cams have typically offered a 90 degree FOV.

Meetup Conference Camera Mac Requirements

The 4K MeetUp ConferenceCam aims to deliver a complete and compact voice and video meeting solution that offers 720p, 1080p and 4K camera resolution options. 4K Ultra-HD mode requires software that supports such high resolution and a USB 3.o or 3.1 port on the host computer to handle the extra data. Remember as you move from 720p to 1080p to 2160p - the image size DOUBLES in BOTH horizontal and vertical directions. So each increment in resolution is FOUR times more pixels for your Mac and it's USB port to deal with. 720p & 1080p webcams work fine on USB 2.0 ports but 2160p needs USB 3.x. Logitech also states 2.4GHz as the minimum CPU speed on your Mac. OSX Yosemite 10.10 is the minimum up through El Capitan and MacOS Sierra and Mojave.

Remote Conference Cam Control Via Remote Or IOS

The camera itself features full PTZ control: Mechanical Pan and Tilt, with up to 5z Zoom. A handheld RF remote controls all camera, audio and call management functions. An available iOS app replicates the remote's functionality and buttons so you can optionally use an iPhone or iPad as the remote control. The MeetUp conferencing camera also supports Bluetooth for call-in access to join a conference via cellphone.

High-End Video And Audio Conferencing

The MeetUp's audio system incorporates an optimized full-range speaker driver tuned to avoid clipping and help suppress echo. 3 beam-forming microphone elements with digital signal processing automatically pinpoint the person actively speaking. The MeetUp also supports a secondary table top microphone for larger conference table coverage. The camera itself listens in an 8 foot range, the optional mic extends that to 14 feet. The external microphone may be bundled along with the webcam, or available as a separate add-on accessory with an MSRP of $199.

1st Ultra-HD 4K USB3 Webcam For MacOS : Logitech Brio

The world's best Mac compatible webcam manufacturer just seriously upped the ante with the announcement of it's USB3 4K Ultra-HD web camera - the Logitech Brio 4K webcam. Offering unprecedented UHD resolution, clarity, low-light sensitivity and high frame-rates, Logitech's Brio Ultra webcam takes the next generation of voice and videoconferencing peripherals for MacOS to the next level.

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4K Ultra-HD Webcam Resolution

For MacOS 10.10+ and Higher


1st USB 3.x Webcam For Mac

The Brio is the first Apple compatible UHD 4K webcam for Mac that also takes the web camera marketplace to USB 3.0 connectivity. With a Type-C USB-C interface at the camera's back, an appropriate, interchangeable cable can be used for Apple computers with either traditional Type-A USB ports or the new ThunderBolt3 / USBC ports being incorporated into new MacBook laptops and desktop systems. From what I gather, a USB-A to USB-C cable is included, but for direct USB-C to USB-C connections, a Type-C cable would need to be ordered separately.

1st 4K HD Webcam For Mac

For 4K Ultra-HD webcam capture and 1080p or 720p conferencing you'll want a fairly fast, modern Intel Mac with USB 3.0 ports running MacOS Catalina, Mojave, Sierra or ElCapitan 10.11+. Logitech's website implies this UVC compliant web camera and it's Camera Settings app is backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports, Mac OSX 10.8 at less-than-ultra resolutions and lower frame-rates. A fast and big external ThunderBolt or USB drive is probably wise if you're planning on extensive 4KHD capture. Even with H.264 hardware compression built into the Logitech Brio webcam, Ultra-HD recording at 4096 x 2160 pixels and 30 FPS is likely to gobble disk space alarmingly fast.

Brio 4K Web Camera Review Soon

I'll have more to say and do a full review of the Brio 4K USB3 webcam once I have my mitts on one. For many Mac users, a C930e or C922 will still be the best choice for personal or small business video capture and conferencing needs. But SELECT users will find the Brio's specs and features a compelling product to affordably raise the quality bar on their video production and presentation needs.

Tripods For Mac Webcams With Standard Camera Mount Holes

Shopping for a Mac webcam tripod? A few select Mac friendly webcam models feature a standard 1/4" - 20 thread camera tripod mount. Most notably, Microsoft's premium webcam, the LifeCam Studio Pro offers one. There's also several of Logitech's high-end cameras including the portable C615, the top-selling C920 and C922X models, and the wide-angle C930e. All include a 1/4" tripod camera mount option located in the base of their clip.

There's basically 4 types of webcam tripods available:
1. Desk clamp tripods with armature or gooseneck extensions.
2. Full-size free-standing professional tripods for conferencing or staged scenes.
3. Desktop mini-tripods for close-ups and convenience.
4. Wall mount web camera arm brackets.

Scissor-Arm Webcam Boom

Desktop C-Clamp Mount


Desktop Clamp Webcam Flexi-Neck Tripod

Clip-On 27 Inch Gooseneck Webcam Mount


Mini Flexible Webcam Tripod

12" Height : Bendable Legs


The benefits of buying an external Mac webcam with tripod mounting hole are twofold: Image stability and precision positioning. Most Apple compatible web cameras have flimsy if somewhat usable flip-clips that all too often largely rely on gravity to cling precariously onto a computer monitor or MacBook laptop's screen. With a real tripod you can assure stable, fixed positioning that may be critical for scene continuity and a vibration-free razor sharp image during Skype sessions, stop-motion animation grabs or YouTube video capture sessions.