A) Video Call Software Broadcast Resolution
Many popular apps such as Zoom / Google Meet / Microsoft Teams, will compress your video feed to 720p in order to reduce the bandwidth on their servers. This is an industry-wide practice, which means your computer will be wasting energy and computing power when running AI processing at a higher resolution than the broadcasting resolution. There are 225% more pixels in a 1080p image than a 720p image, meaning a lot of wasted effort if only 720p is broadcasted. We offer higher processing resolutions for people who record content to be uploaded, not recommended for video calls. Please see details for commonly used video apps.
Zoom: 360p default. Reference Article
- Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account
- The setting must be enabled by Zoom Support for 720p for the Pro account
- Full-screen meeting window on Zoom desktop client
- Zoom mobile app
- Android: version 5.8.6 or higher
- iOS: version 5.8.6 or higher
Google Meet: 360p default. Reference Article
- Both you and your partner must turn on 720p in Video Settings
Microsoft Teams: 360p default. Reference Article
- Maximum resolution is 1080p
- Teams resolution is based on your bandwidth and your screen size.
- lower upload resolution when bandwidth-limited
- lower download resolution if the screen size is 1080p
- Read more here
B) Sensor and Image Quality vs Image Resolution
Your Lumina camera is always capturing in full 4K with its Sony 8.3 MP CMOS sensor to guarantee maximum image quality, even if the output is 720p or 1080p resolution. Similar to the below 720p resolution image, this photo was shot on a 20 MP Sony DSLR but the display resolution is much lower. Even though, the image has great color, details, and textures.
Sensor capture quality is what really matters, not the output or display resolution as what is commonly believed.