The eyes aren’t just “the windows to our souls,” they are also the gateway to our minds. Studies have shown that 90 percent of the information transmitted to the brain is non-verbal, and 70 percent of all human sensory receptors are in the eyes. This explains why we remember things that we’ve seen much better than things we’ve read or heard. It also explains why social media posts with images and videos get so much more attention than posts that don’t.
That said, technology today has surpassed our human visual abilities. The human eye needs to see images at 18 to 26 frames per second (fps) to register a video as continuous motion. Less than that looks like a series of static images rather than a fluid video. Digital cameras now record at 48 to 120 fps and higher. The better the quality of the video, the more naturally our eyes can take in the information, and the more information we will retain in the end. Of course, as technology advances, so do our expectations, and because we have been so spoiled from a visual perspective, poor video quality in a videoconference may lead a viewer to equate the overall videoconference as “poor quality” – even the spoken and/or written content.
The HD Viewing Experience
Most of us love what high definition brings to our viewing experience, but what qualifies it as high definition is often a mystery. HD means having up to 5 times more pixels than Standard Definition, resulting in a more detailed and sharper image. With the addition of HD, gone are distracting blurs and pixilation that draw you away from the immersive experience.
Clarity, crispness, and richness of color make for a highly incorporative experience, […]