Dedicated Rendezvous Computer
We're looking to purchase a laptop that we can send to guests as part of a standardized remote-webinar package (it will include lights, an external webcam, and a microphone). The idea is that I'll run Wirecast from our offices and Rendezvous the guest in, who will be using this laptop.
I was thinking a Chromebook would be a nice and cheap option and found this ruggedized computer: https://amzn.to/2JBsSNh
Will this work well, or do I need to find something with a Quad-Core?
Does anyone have anything like this setup?
Rendezvous itself runs in a web browser. Chrome or Firefox are best. By itself it isn't too resource-intensive since you're just using a webcam. Any decent modern computer should handle that. Keep in mind the importance of a good webcam and mic (which I'm sure you're thinking about). We haven't tested on a Chromebook specifically though.
I like the creativity of this idea but am curious how many guests your trying to remote in and how often?
Are this all within the same company/building that they can pass the setup around or would you literally need to buy multiples of these and dealing with shipping each and every time?
I've had over 100+ guests on camera from all over the world for my show (so far) and never sent them anything, I do have a page for "Minimum Required Equipment" to be on the show to have audio & video sounding great.
I tell everyone i don't want them only on a cell phone running off wifi
Happy to share the BTS of what I'm doing if your interested, I know it would help.
I streamlined it to mimize the work on our end.
Its great you're willing to do this (great mindset) I however know you don't HAVE TO.
Right webcam + lights & microphone = great production quality even if remote
• You got a link to your show that i can check out to get a better idea?
Hope this helps :)