Zoom vs Google Meet vs Microsoft Teams for Video Quality

You want to record an interview, or a client testimonial remotely…and you’re wondering about the best tool to use.
Let’s compare the 3 main software:
Zoom – Google MeetMicrosoft Teams
Videographer test video quality of Google Meet

1. Google Meet

In Google Meet you can only record in the paid version which starts at 10€ per month.
Video Quality:
– 720p
– 24fps
– 0.8 Mbit/s
Videographer test video quality of Microsoft Teams

2. Microsoft Teams

In Microsoft Teams,
– the recording option is only available in paid plans
– the resolution can go up to 1080p, which is pretty good, however, looking closer at it,
– the framerate was only 16 frames per second, which doesn’t reach the minimum standard of 24fps.
Video Quality:
– 1080p
– 16fps
– 1.6 Mbits/s
Videographer test the video quality of Zoom

3. Zoom

In Zoom,
– you can record a meeting in the free version,
– However, these meetings have a time limit of 40 minutes.
Video Quality:
– 720p
– 25fps
– 2.5 Mbit/s
Zoom vs Google Meet vs Microsoft Teams for Video Quality

Zoom vs Google Meet vs Microsoft Teams

For each tool, I recorded myself as a host. In this way I could compare the sheer compression each software applied to the recording at an “optimal setting”.

Of course for a good interview, choosing the good software isn’t everything, you have to care about your hardware (webcam, microphone), your internet connection and your general environment (lighting, background noise).

If you are taking this kind of recording very seriously, there are some specific tools you can check out (riverside.fm, zencastr, remotely.fm), or arrange a meeting with a professional.


If you want to record a video call, use Zoom rather than the two other main concurrents.

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