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About HD 

What is HD

HD, an abbreviation that stands for High Definition, may refer to two different qualities on Jasmin:
Firstly, it may refer to the image resolution ratio, also known as wide screen ratio. Most commonly this ratio includes resolutions 640x360, 800x448, and 864x480. These values give the feed a more detailed, clear quality.
Secondly, it may refer to the more general, highest classification of videos and live streams. It is characterized as high-quality, rich in detail videos which are well-lit and balanced in colouring. On the website, this latter meaning of the expression is represented by the HD Tag.
As for the connection of the two meanings, it is much easier to get HD quality with an HD resolution, although it is not a prerequisite.

Benefits of the HD Tag

The HD Tag functions as a sorting mechanism for the feeds visible and online on Jasmin. The best qualities are shown earlier on the List Page, allowing given Models to be found much more easily than those with lower quality feeds. Members and Guests can also search by the highest quality feeds, which specifically lists the nicest qualities available online under the search tag HD Cams. Of course, it is very important to note that Members and Guests both can view a much more enjoyable show this way and thus are more likely to return to the same Model.

Getting and Keeping the Tag

The base requirement of the HD Tag is an appropriate technical background, through which an automatized system can grade the feed. The required internet connection speed and stability, computer performance, and appropriate settings are all contributing factors in reaching the desired level.

The easiest way to have the Tag for the long run is obviously keeping the technical background up to date and steady, so the feed would not have trouble keeping the Tag on. It is possible that temporary technical issues or connection problems cause your already acquired Tag to drop off - it is best to review the computer's performance and refresh the connection to get it back swiftly. As bad Video/Audio ratings result in the Tag's manual removal, it is also important to keep these quality ratings on good. For more information about the quality ratings, please see the relevant article below.

HD Quality Ratings in General 

Overall

The quality ratings, namely Audio and Video ratings are the two aspects that have direct effect on your earnings as a Model, contributing with the first 5% bonuses each, set by the Jasmin admins. After the first login, your ratings are set for the first time, marking your beginning quality, either ranking you among the good rated feeds, or providing feedback on what needs to be improved in order to raise your quality standards. There is a Grace Period of 30 days after registration, which allows Models to receive ratings without any deductions to their earnings. If you are unsure about the process of resolving these issues, or would like to have your present rating reviewed, our admins from the Technical Department are more than happy to assist you on the Online Support Chat.

 

Audio Rating

The good Audio rating is an easily acquired and kept quality. Most recommended web cameras and HandyCams already have an integrated microphone in them, allowing a clear and enjoyable sound to be added to the feed. Disabled audio in the Free Chat Area is automatically rated bad.
To help you get and keep the good rating, here are a few handy tips:

  • Make sure not to place the microphone/camera close to your speakers, to avoid echo effect.
  • Always check that in Windows/Recording Devices, and in JasminCam/Audio Device, the correct device is chosen and enabled.
  • If using the JasminCam software, click on the yellow audio box to enable the sound. It lights up green once it is operational.



  • Make sure to harmonize the sound - too silent, or too loud audio can equally be undesired by Members and Guests.
  • And an extra tip: Having some nice music on in the background can set the mood perfectly! (wink)

Video Rating

The Video rating is a multi-aspect quality grading system that allows our admins to signal each and every video problem to Models to make it straightforward and quick to resolve. Providing Models with 5% of earnings as well, having this rating on "good" gets you the HD Tag and the apparent good quality feed that appears early on the Listpage, can be viewed with ease and that allows an enjoyable show to both Guests and Members. The following aspects are the most significant in the rating process:

  • Lighting Conditions
  • Camera Angle
  • Camera and its settings
  • Splitter and its settings
  • CPU and Memory strength
  • Room design
  • Connection speed

Easy Cleaning and Speed-up 

Close any software or site by right-clicking on the task bar at the bottom of your screen.

Choose "Start Task Manager"

Under the “Applications” tab, you can see running applications and sites. 
To close any of these applications, 
click on any of them, and then click on “End Task.”

It is highly recommended that you only run JasminCam. Further applications may slow your computer down and affect your camera feed quality.

By click on the “Performance” tab, you can check many necessary details, such as CPU Usage, Available Physical Memory and the number of ongoing processes.


 

CPU Usage: 
It is necessary to keep
this percentage as low
as possible for an optimal JasminCam performance.

Physical Memory: 
You can see available memory here. By closing some applications, you can raise the amount of memory available.

Processes: 
This count shows the number of running software/applications. To keep your computer performance optimal, reduce this number. It is normal to have approximately between 20-40 processes.

Setting up the Webcam 

Based on our observations, there are two cameras that are capable of ensuring Models a clear and fluent image and are easy to set up - Logitech c920 Logitech c930e. Read more about these cameras here:  Logitech

For our list of recommended cameras please visit this link:  Recommended Cameras 

The main goal when setting the colour combination is to reach a state of image clarity that makes the Model look effortlessly natural. If it appears over-saturated, over-contrasted, or too vivid, the quality will visibly decrease.

How to set up Logitech c920

(plus)DOs:

  • Make sure before setting up your environment that you have enough artificial light in the room, so that your RightLight does not need to be enabled. The usage of RightLight may slow down your otherwise completely continuous stream.
  • Always check on Webcam Control tab that you Auto-focus is not switched on. It can be very detrimental to the image quality when the camera slips in and out of focus upon every movement n the room.
  • Under Advanced Settings tab you can reset the camera settings to its default values. Mind that you need to uncheck all the auto-functions: RightLight, Gain and White Balance.
  • For Anti-Flicker, simply set and keep PAL50Hz.



(warning)DON'Ts:

  • Follow my face feature should be disabled.
  • The camera should not be zoomed in as it may cause a grainy image.
  • Setting your Exposure and Gain too high will definitely decrease the level of performance of the camera and the image will be likely to start lagging.
  • Overusing contrast and unrealistic level of color intensity provides for an unnatural, cartoony look.
  • Incorrect setting of white balance may either cause feed discolouration from extreme blue to extreme yellow.

How to set up Logitech c930e



(plus)DOs:

  • Make sure before setting up your environment that you have enough artificial light in your room.
  • On Video Proc Amp tab, click on Default button and the leave the auto options empty.
  • Move to Camera Control panel and click here again on Default button.
  • Make sure that Low Light Compensation is not on. This function is responsible for balancing your current lightning conditions. This process may take away from the performance of your camera.

 


(warning)DON'Ts:

  • Follow My Face feature should be disabled.
  • The camera should not be zoomed in as it may cause a grainy image.
  • Setting your Exposure and Gain too high will definitely decrease the level of performance of the camera and the image will be likely to start lagging.
  • Overusing contrast and unrealistic level of color intensity provides for an unnatural, cartoony look.
  • Incorrect setting of white balance may either cause feed discolouration from extreme blue to extreme yellow.

 

If you need any assistance with your settings, do not hesitate to contact our Online Support.



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