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Video enhancements Follow

Overview

Zoom has many built-in features to improve video and picture quality, as well as enhance video with Virtual Backgrounds and filters. These settings allow for a better meeting and webinar experience, as well as allow hosts and participants to add some flair to their video.

This article covers:

Prerequisites 

Touch up my appearance, HD video, and Virtual Background features

  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: 5.2.0 (42619.0804) or higher
    • macOS: 5.2.0 (42634.0805) or higher
  • Zoom mobile app
    • iOS: 5.2.0 (42611.0804) or higher

Lighting adjustment feature

  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, 5.2.0 (42619.0804) or higher
  • Zoom desktop client for macOS, 5.2.0 (42634.0805) or higher

Video filters feature

Windows

  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, 5.2.0 (42619.0804) or higher
  • 64-bit operating system
  • Central processing unit (CPU)
    • Intel 4th generation or higher i3, i5, i7, i9 processor
    • AMD Ryzen 3, 5, 7, 9 processor

macOS

  • Zoom desktop client for macOS, 5.2.0 (42634.0805) or higher
  • macOS 10.13 or higher
  • Processor (CPU)
    • Intel 4th generation or higher i3, i5, i7, i9 processor
    • AMD Ryzen 3, 5, 7, 9 processor

Touch up my appearance

  1. In the Zoom desktop client, click your profile picture then click Settings.
  2. Click the Video tab.
  3. In the Video Settings dialog, click Touch up my appearance

  4. Use the slider to adjust the effect. 

Zoom remembers your preference and uses it the next time you start or join a meeting on this computer.

  1. On your Zoom app, tap Settings.
     
  2. Tap Meetings.
     
  3. Tap Touch up my appearance.
  4. Toggle this option to display your video with and without the touch up.


Zoom remembers your preference and uses it the next time you start or join a meeting on this device.

HD video

Note: Due to recent events with COVID-19, meetings in 720p-quality video are only available to Pro account users or higher, and only for meetings with a maximum of 2 participants; 1080p quality is for special-use cases currently. For more information, please see our requirements for Group HD.

You can enable HD video, to utilize 720p or 1080p for high-quality video when in a meeting or a webinar. To enable HD video in your Zoom client:

  1. In the Zoom desktop client, click your profile picture, then click Settings.
  2. Click the Video tab.
  3. Click Enable HD.

Note: Even with the setting enabled, your device must meet the bandwidth requirements as well. 

Adjust for low light

  1. In the Zoom desktop client, click your profile picture then click Settings.
  2. Click the Video tab.
  3. Enable Adjust for low light.
  4. By default, the setting will be set to Auto. However, you can select Manual, and adjust the setting to the desired effect.

Video filters

  1. In the Zoom desktop client, click your profile picture then click Settings.
  2. Click the Background & Filters tab.
  3. Click Video Filters.
  4. Select the desired filter.

Virtual Backgrounds

The Virtual Background feature allows you to display an image or video as your background during a Zoom Meeting. This feature works best with a green screen and uniform lighting, to allow Zoom to detect the difference between you and your background.