Video Layout for H.323/SIP Follow

Overview

You can change your video layout when joined into a meeting from an H.323 or SIP device. You can also configure a video layout as the default in the H.323/SIP Configuration or change the layout with the dial string

This article covers:

Prerequisites

  • Room Connector add-on plan

Instructions

Switching Video Layout in Meeting

  1. Press 1 via DTMF tones to access the menu (shown below)
    • Polycom: Press # to activate the keypad for DTMF tones
    • Tandberg: Press # to activate "Touch Tones"
    • Lifesize: Press  to toggle between presets and DTMF mode
    • Sony: Press * to activate DTMF mode, Enter to exit (microphone will not be active in DTMF mode)
    • Aver: Press Far/Near button on remote control to toggle between camera presets and DTMF mode
    • On some devices, you will need to toggle your remote to send DTMF tones.
  2. Press 1 to switch video layout to toggle between Gallery View (2x2, 3x3, 4x4, and 5x5), Full Screen, Active Presence
    • 1 Participant: Active Speaker only
    • 2-4 Participants: 2x2, Active Speaker, Active Presence
    • 5-9 Participants: 2x2, 3x3, Active Speaker, Active Presence
    • 10-16 participants: 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, Active Speaker, Active Presence
    • 17+ Participants: 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, Active Speaker, Active Presence
    • Press 4 or 6 to page between screens if current Gallery View doesn't show all participantsCRC_Menu_3.jpg

Select Video Layout in Dial String

The default layout of a meeting is Gallery View, unless you select a different option in your H.323/SIP Configuration. To change the video layout when entering the meeting, you can do the following:

For H.323 devices, enter ##11 at the end of your dial string (#11 if a meeting password has been entered.

  • Format: [IP Address]##[Meeting ID]#[Password]#11

For SIP devices, enter ..11 after the Meeting ID (.11 if a meeting password is entered)

  • Format: [Meeting ID].[Password].11@[IP Address]

Entering 11 in the dial string will move to the next video layout option. If you have Gallery View set as the video layout in the H.323/SIP Configuration, entering 11 will toggle to Full Screen and 1111 will toggle to Active Presence. If you have a different default selected, it will move to the next video layout, in the order of Gallery, Full Screen, then Active Presence. 

See H.323/SIP Room Connector Dial Strings for more information.

Video Layouts for H.323/SIP 

Gallery View

Gallery view allows you to see up to 25 participants at a time. Depending on the number of participants, it will do a grid of 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, or 5x5. If you have more than 25 participants,  press 1 to activate the menu and then 4 or 6 to go through additional screens.  
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Full Screen

Full screen layout displays the current speaker in full screen.
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Active Presence

Active presence layout mimics the active speaker view from the Zoom desktop client. This video layout will display a large video window with the current active speaker with up to 5 thumbnail videos of other recently active participants below it. Active_Presence.jpg

 

This article answers:

  • How Do I Switch Layout for Room Systems? 
  • What are the video layout options for an H.323 or SIP device?
  • How do I change the video layout on an H.323 or SIP device?
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