60fps capability

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Many video conferencing systems (and some webcams) support 60 frames per second video which provide a much more lifelike video experience.

Supporting this would REALLY be nice. (it would also require upping the bandwidth limits on room systems beyond 1.5Mb/s...which has already been suggested)
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Posted 3 years ago

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Although I agree that the higher frame rates improve the quality of the video experience I'd rather not see the cost of my service plan go up because of Blue Jeans' additional bandwidth consumption for something I don't want or need. If they were to implement something like this I'd rather see it as a premium add-on if possible.
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60fps support would be really cool, but to Craigs point, it would have to be a setting which could be turned on and off in the admin settings for those how do not want to use the additional bandwidth. You could also just limit the call speed on your codec. 

1080p video would also be beneficial but would also use more bandwidth. In our case bandwidth isn't an issue in our main offices so to have 1080p 60fps video conferencing between endpoints would really make the experience more lifelike and I'd like to test that out.

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Well, if you've bought a codec that can do 1080p60 I'd think you'd want to use it where possible. We still can of course doing point to point with other VTC systems.

BJ already allows MUCH higher bandwidth on browsers and at higher resolutions. Seems only right not to treat the more expensive equipment as second class endpoints especially since they have better cameras and hardware accelerated video ASICs on board. 

Bandwidth is not an issue nowadays, heck I've got cable at home that's not even fiber that will do over 10mb/s upstream without any problem. 
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Yes, certainly not a bandwidth issue on my end, any additional costs for the service are my emphasis. =D
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For starters I'd just like it if they made resolution and bandwidth parity with the enhanced bandwidth option available for browsers. I've asked about that but there seems to be some reason why they have not rolled that out yet. 

I suspect it has to do with the fact that they have to transcode between H.264 and VP8. To Enable higher bandwidth and resolution on room based endpoints probably means they would have to build out a bigger server farm (virtually or otherwise) setup to handle it. Enabling higher bandwidth and resolution on room systems would probably mean extra $$$ BJ costs in that area..
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Yeah I can see this being an "add-on feature" . That's how Polycom does it with their Group Series endpoints.