How Do I Test My Video? Follow

Overview

You can test your video camera with Zoom before joining the meeting to ensure that the camera is working correctly.

The steps below will walk you through testing your video manually. You can also launch a test Zoom meeting at zoom.us/test.

Prerequisites

  • Zoom desktop client
  • Zoom mobile app

Instructions

How to test your video before a meeting

  1. Login to the Zoom client.
  2. Click Settings.
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  3. Click the Video tab.
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  4. You will see a preview of your camera and can choose a different camera if needed.
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To test your video in meeting

  1. Click the arrow next to Start/Stop Video. 
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  2. Select Video Settings.
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  3. This will open up your video settings and you can change your camera or your settings.

Video Settings

  • Aspect Ratio: Select to share your camera in 16:9 (Widescreen) or Original Ratio
  • Enable HD: Forces 16:9 aspect ratio and will share HD video when conditions are met
  • Enable mirror effect: Flip the video of your camera
  • Enable Hardware Acceleration: Check this setting if you are having CPU issues when using Zoom. This will use the hardware to encode and decode video, instead of the Zoom software.
  • Touch up my appearance: Apply a blur effect to your video. Read more.
  • Display participants name on their video: shows the name of every participant in the bottom left corner of video window.
  • Turn off my video when joining a meeting: camera will default to being off when joining meetings (can turn on once in meeting)
  • Hide Non-Video participants: selecting this option will turn off the video window box for participants joined without video or through PSTN. When one of these participants are speaking, their name will appear at the top of the screen.
  • Spotlight my video when I speak: Display your own video locally when you speak when using active speaker video

You can also rotate your camera if needed. Read more about rotating your camera.

How to test your video before a meeting

  1. Login to the Zoom client.
  2. Click Settings.
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  3. Click on the Video tab.
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  4. You will see a preview of your camera and can choose a different camera if needed.
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To test your video in meeting

  1. Click the arrow next to Start/Stop Video. 
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  2. Select Video Settings.
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  3. This will open up your video settings and you can change your camera or your settings.

Video Settings

  • Aspect Ratio: Select to share your camera in 16:9 (Widescreen) or Original Ratio
  • Enable HD: Forces 16:9 aspect ratio and will share HD video when conditions are met
  • Enable mirror effect: Flip the video of your camera
  • Touch up my appearance: Apply a blur effect to your video. Read more.
  • Always display participants name on their video: shows the name of every participant in the bottom left corner of video window.
  • Always turn off my video when joining a meeting: camera will default to being off when joining meetings (can turn on once in meeting)
  • Hide Non-Video participants: selecting this option will turn off the video window box for participants joined without video or through PSTN. When one of these participants are speaking, their name will appear at the top of the screen.
  • Spotlight my video when I speak: Display your own video locally when you speak when using active speaker video

 

How to test your video before a meeting

  1. Login to the Zoom client.
  2. Click Settings.
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  3. Click on the Video tab.
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  4. You will see a preview of your camera and can choose a different camera if needed.
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To test your video in meeting

  1. Click the arrow next to Start/Stop Video. 
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  2. Select Video Settings.
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  3. This will open up your video settings and you can change your camera or your settings.

Video Settings

  • Aspect Ratio: Select to share your camera in 16:9 (Widescreen) or Original Ratio
  • Enable HD: Forces 16:9 aspect ratio and will share HD video when conditions are met
  • Enable mirror effect: Flip the video of your camera
  • Touch up my appearance: Apply a blur effect to your video. Read more.
  • Display participants name on their video: shows the name of every participant in the bottom left corner of video window.
  • Turn off my video when joining a meeting: camera will default to being off when joining meetings (can turn on once in meeting)
  • Hide Non-Video participants: selecting this option will turn off the video window box for participants joined without video or through PSTN. When one of these participants are speaking, their name will appear at the top of the screen.

 

With the Zoom mobile app, you can start an instant meeting to test your video. 

  1. Login to the Zoom app.
  2. Tap Start Meeting.
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  3. Toggle Video On
  4. Tap Start a Meeting
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  5. If this is your first time joining a Zoom meeting from this device, you will be asked to allow Zoom permission to access the camera and microphone. 
  6. Your video should now appear. 

With the Zoom mobile app, you can start an instant meeting to test your video. 

  1. Login to the Zoom app.
  2. Tap Start Meeting.
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  3. Toggle Video On
  4. Tap Start a Meeting
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  5. If this is your first time joining a Zoom meeting from this device, you will be asked to allow Zoom permission to access the camera and microphone.
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  6. Your video should now appear. 
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