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FAQ

Some questions you may have before purchasing.

Which devices does OKIOCAM work with?

OKIOCAM officially supports PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks. OKIOCAM does not support iPads or Android-based tablets.

What do the buttons on the camera do?

The gray button adjusts the camera’s focus, white balance, and exposure automatically. The gray button works within any of the OKIOCAM applications (Snapshot and Recorder, Stop Motion, and Time-Lapse), as well as third-party software (such as Zoom, Google Meet, and Skype). All the other buttons are not functional within any third-party applications.

Within OKIOCAM applications, users can configure the functionality of the buttons (not including the gray button) on their OKIOCAMs to several different functions, although by default they are bound to Activate (opens Snapshot and Recorder), Snapshot (takes a snapshot), and Zoom (cycles through zoom levels).

What are the differences between OKIOCAM S and OKIOCAM T?

OKIOCAM S is equipped with a 3-megapixel camera whereas OKIOCAM T is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera. OKIOCAM T comes with an arm extender, enabling the camera to be positioned higher relative to the base, allowing users to more easily record taller or wider objects. There are also differences in size and weight. For the full specifications of both models, please click here.

Does OKIOCAM have a zoom level adjustment?

OKIOCAM does not have an in-built zoom function. However, within the OKIOLABS applications, the camera can digitally zoom up to 6x. The level of zoom can be controlled using the Zoom slider.

Does OKIOCAM have a built-in microphone?

No, OKIOCAM doesn’t have a built-in microphone. However, most Windows laptops, MacBooks, and Chromebooks come with built-in microphones that you can use to record audio. OKIOCAM can also be used with an external microphone.

Can I use OKIOCAM with video conferencing software?

Yes. OKIOCAM is compatible with all the most popular video conferencing applications such as Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, and Microsoft Teams.
If you’re not sure whether OKIOCAM works with the video conferencing application you use, please submit a support ticket via the Help Desk section of our website.

Can I use OKIOCAM to teach students in real-time?

Absolutely. A lot of educators use OKIOCAM with popular video conferencing applications to teach students remotely in real-time.

I’ve read that I might have some problems with mirrored images while video conferencing. Will this be an issue with OKIOCAM?

Most video conferencing applications will mirror your camera in the preview window. However, anybody who you are transmitting your video to will see the non-mirrored video. Applications do this because, in general, it is easier to adjust your position in the frame and it is more natural to view yourself this way (it’s like looking in a mirror). Zoom and Cisco Webex Meetings are two applications that have the option to turn off video mirroring.

If you are using video conferencing software that supports screen sharing (Google Meet and Skype, for example), you can download and install OKIOCAM Snapshot and Recorder, and share the tab with the open extension. Snapshot and Recorder does not mirror video.

View our complete guide to resolving or working around mirrored video here.

Can OKIOCAM connect to smartboards / TVs / projectors?

OKIOCAM cannot be plugged directly into smartboards, TVs, or projectors. You will need to connect your OKIOCAM to your computer, and your computer to the smartboard, TV, or projector. Your computer will need to support some form of video output (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, for example) to enable you to use this setup.

Can OKIOCAM function as a scanner? Can it save files as PDFs? Does it have OCR technology?

OKIOCAM is a camera, not a scanner. However, you can use OKIOCAM to take high-resolution pictures of documents and books.

OKIOCAM does not feature OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology.

OKIOCAM and applications developed by OKIOLABS do not directly enable users to save or convert their files to PDF format.