4 Tools to Host and Record Video Conferences That You Must Know

4 Tools to Host and Record Video Conferences That You Must Know

You have the obvious reasons to host video conferences online; people are from different areas and it can be difficult to get them in one place moreover what if the issue at hand needs urgent attention with NO DELAYS.

Online conferences are the saviors!

They are easy, substitute for live in person meetings and yes COST EFFICIENT! You can save a lot of money that can be invested in your next project or maybe your vacation. :D

Check out these amazing 4 tools that can help you host and record your online video conferences!

1) ooVoo

The first tool of the list is ooVoo that can help you host your conferences in very easy ways. ooVoo offers free, 12-way social video chat for the most popular devices: PC, iPhone, iPad, Android and Mac, as well as Facebook and Web Calling apps. The bold idea behind this amazing tool is that all communication should be free, and open. ooVoo is an open platform that augments popular social networks with group video chat that helps you creates a connected, face-to-face experience anywhere, anytime.

With a user base of more than 46 million users (as of April 2012) the tool is highly recommendable for the next time you want to hold your online conference.

Key innovations recently introduced by the company include:

--12-way video chat within Facebook or via a simple Web Call link.

-- A four-way video display on iPad.

-- The ability to get started with ooVoo using existing social network logins.

-- Instagram-like filters that you can apply to any photo or video.

-- Not only can you send videos, but also you can add one to your user screen as a sort of permanent out-going message.

-- Desktop Sharing feature that enables you to show the contents of your desktop through your video call.

2) VODBurner

Who doesn’t use Skype?

Use of VODBurner can be great if you are a Skype user. Use VODBurner to record Skype calls for later viewing and use. Save your high quality video and audio Skype calls easily. Once you download VODBurner, The meeting you hold via Skype automatically is recorded that can be used for further reference.

The tool is free for 30 days without letting anyone know about that the video is getting recorded (that is not recommendable, AT ALL!!) and after 30 days the tool is still free but a VODBurner logo appears in all the recordings. Also, you have a segment of the conference that needs to be removed or that gag you cant share the masses? No worries. You can edit all your recorded videos before finalizing.     


This solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems. Found in 2011, with a mission to develop a people-centric cloud service that transforms the real-time collaboration experience and improves the quality and effectiveness of communications forever ZOOM has stood up to the mark. Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-based conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform that helps people hold online meetings and conferences easily. The platform is easily accessible as it supports wide range of operating systems.  

Other amazing features are:

-- Personal meeting ID and URL name.

-- Annotation and co-annotation.

-- Keyboard and mouse control.

-- Whiteboarding.

-- HD video and voice with dynamic voice detection.

Awards and Recognition:

- Gartner Cool Vendor 2014

- Dell Founders Club 50

- Small Business Influencer Award 2014

- Small Business Influencer Award 3013

- Winner of AlwaysOn Top 100

- Winner of AlwaysOn Global 250

- University Business Top Products 

Watch the video below to get a feel of the product.


4) Google Hangouts On Air

Well the name speaks for itself!

Google provider of the world-class services can help you host amazing conferences. It turns any conversation into a video call with up to 10 friends. Then add apps and effects to improvise the process. Hangouts works on computers, Android and Apple devices, so you can connect with everyone, and no one gets left out.

Hangout helps you to:

-- Bring ideas to life with people as passionate as you are.

-- Get to know the people you meet on Google+  means more networking!

-- Share your latest masterpiece to get live input and feedback from people with similar interests.

Any other tool you use? Share with us in the comment box below.


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Author: Priyanka Gupta
Priyanka is a blogger by profession and has an increasing interest to write about the edtech space. While writing she keeps in mind the educators to come up with right resources and ideas which might be relevant for them in relation to effective use of technology in their profession and institutions/classrooms.
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