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How to Improve In-App (3rd Party) Video Quality

Looking to enhance the video quality while using your Opal webcam with third-party applications? Here, we guide you through the essential steps to optimize your video quality for a superior experience.

🖥 System Resources

Ensure your system has sufficient resources to handle high-quality video streaming. Close unnecessary applications to free up memory and processing power.

⚙️ Quality Settings in Opal Composer

Start with the Opal Composer app settings:

We recommend using the "Auto" quality setting, which automatically adjusts based on your system resources and network connection.

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If "Auto" delivers a lower quality due to limited resources or network issues, you can lock in a higher resolution, such as 1080p, to maintain a consistent quality.

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🛠 Third-Party Application Settings

Adjust the settings in the third-party application you are using:

  1. Ensure the Opal webcam is selected as your video source.
  1. Set the video resolution to the highest setting available. You may need to enable an “HD” setting like in Zoom if your conferencing app has one.
  1. Experiment with enabling or disabling hardware acceleration to see what yields the best results.

💼 Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration leverages your computer's hardware to perform tasks more efficiently. Depending on your device, enabling or disabling this feature in the third-party app or web browser settings (for browser-based conferencing apps) can significantly improve video quality.

🌐 Stable Internet Connection

A robust and stable internet connection is vital. Consider using a wired connection to ensure consistent bandwidth, reducing the chances of video pixelation and lag.

📊 Understanding Max Supported Resolutions

Be aware of the maximum supported resolutions for various apps to set realistic expectations:

  • Zoom, Teams, Chrome, WebEx: Up to 1080p
  • Google Meets (within Chrome): Up to 720p
  • Quicktime, OBS: Up to 4K
Even if Chrome supports 1080p, Google Meets within it might only support up to 720p.

📞 Contact Support

If you've followed the above steps and still find the video quality unsatisfactory, our support team is here to help. Reach out to us at for personalized assistance.

In Conclusion

Improving in-app video quality involves a combination of optimizing system resources, tweaking settings in both the Opal Composer app and the third-party application, and understanding the maximum resolutions supported by different apps. Follow these steps to enjoy a high-quality video experience. Remember, our support team is always ready to assist you.

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