Recommended cameras

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Most laptops have a built-in webcam and many people use these to record video on Riverside. However, external cameras have a higher resolution and better clarity than built-in webcams.

Some external cameras frequently used by creators on Riverside are below.

  Name Resources Notes
c920s-gallery-1.webp Logitech C920s
HD Pro Webcam

Manufacturer Info

Using this camera with Riverside

Up to 1080p resolution

streamcam-gallery-4-graphite.webp Logitech StreamCam

Manufacturer Info

Using this camera with Riverside

Up to 1080p resolution
opal-c1-mounted-header.png Opal C1

Manufacturer Info

Using this camera with Riverside

Up to 4K resolution

Mac only

sony_alpha6400.png Sony Alpha 6400

Manufacturer Info

More info on using Sony cameras with Riverside

Use an HDMI capture card and a dedicated power source for up to 4K resolution. Read more at Sony Support.
iphone-second-angle-vert.png iPhone/iPad
with Riverside app

Use Continuity Camera with your Mac

Join as Second Camera (Host role)

Resolution depends on device capabilities. Generally, the rear-facing camera is higher resolution.
android-second-angle-vert.png Android Phone
with Riverside app

Join as Second Camera (Host role)

Resolution depends on device capabilities. Generally, the rear-facing camera is higher resolution.
NOTE:
High resolution video can sometimes become unstable due to the limits of a computer's processing power. To ensure smooth video recordings, Riverside records at 1080p by default with certain 4K video cameras, such as the Logitech Brio.

If your camera has post-processing features to enhance your video like AI blur, auto white-balance, etc., we recommend turning these off while recording.

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