I’m now a three-time Logitech webcam user with a long range panoramic capability and two close-up keyboard views, (including an overhead) that’s a mouse tap away. For trill and ornament demonstrations, I highlight the second or third LOGITECH option listed on my Preferences window and can easily switch back to the longer range image with another click. (first view) The FULL SCREEN option is recommended.
To add multi web cams to the mix, I downloaded the Manycam program to my iMac. (It’s FREE)
I chose not to tripod the C615, even though it has a convenient mount because I needed the perfect height for my close-up angle and stacking books on a nearby wooden stool with a tripod atop was shaky. (The C615 has a flexible head that can rotate 360 degrees and comes with an adapter and 3 foot cable extension. I added another 72″ for more reach/flexibility)
For a pedal close-up, I activated the C615HD1080. It afforded an opportunity to graphically demonstrate legato pedaling. (You can see the student’s upright piano, and my pedal shown in the lower left box.) She had the full screen view of my foot on the pedal. We are working on “In the Church” by Tchaikovsky which requires sensitive, clear pedaling.
For sound clarity, the Yeti mic is my preference over the Mac’s internal mic, and it’s an option on SKYPE and FACETIME.
Here’s an adult student’s keyboard view beamed in from UK. She has the single panoramic perspective:
Having the three-cam option (if not more) improves the quality of web-transmitted lessons, benefiting both student and teacher.