Any decent quality webcam will work with GoReact, though the better the camera, the better the results you'll get. This is especially true in a classroom or conference room where lighting may be a challenge and low-light conditions are common. Higher quality cameras perform better in low-light settings than their lower quality counterparts. For self-record activities, laptop webcams and mobile devices are usually fine.
- Live recording requires a computer and a webcam that Adobe Flash can access or our free GoReact Recorder mobile app on Android or iOS. Live recordings are streamed directly to the GoReact servers—no upload is required.
- Offline recording is also available—you may record with any device and upload your video file to GoReact afterward. We recommend our GoReact Recorder app mentioned above. (See our guide here.)
We have a Suggested equipment list, but there are plenty of good ones out there at affordable prices. If using a Mac, be sure to check compatibility first as not all retail webcams are Mac-compatible. Most cameras that have an available driver for your operating system will work with GoReact.
For offline recordings that you upload later, camcorders are a great option.
Note: We recommend you record in Standard Definition (480p or 360p) so that you don't create an unnecessarily large file. This will save you a lot of time during uploading and will minimize any problems due to slow or poor internet connections. See our Video recording checklist for details.
Smartphones and tablets can be great recorders, but will not record a live stream. For Android and iOS devices, try our free GoReact Recorder app. Alternatively, after ensuring your mobile OS and browser are fully up to date, record using your device's video recorder and then upload your file from the GoReact dashboard in your mobile browser. (You will not be able to record directly through your mobile browser since Adobe doesn't support Flash on mobile devices.)
Note: We recommend you record in Standard Definition (480p or 360p) so that you don't create an unnecessarily large file. This will save you a lot of time during uploading and will minimize any problems due to slow or poor internet connections. See our Video recording checklist for details for your device type.
While we don't officially support IP cameras, you may be able to get yours to work with GoReact if the camera manufacturer provides a driver that can be installed on a local computer. As long as the camera is recognized as a hardware device on your computer, Adobe Flash should be able to access it. Your IT team can investigate if such an option is available to you.