Wired HDMI Screen Share via Capture Device Follow

Overview

Wired HDMI screen sharing is a one-plug method to share content from a laptop or mobile device to a Zoom Room. This uses an HDMI capture card to communicate between local device content with Zoom or a Zoom Room.

There are other methods to share content from your laptop or mobile device to a Zoom Room:

Prerequisites

  Mac PC
Magewell Content or Camera Content or Camera
Inogeni Camera Content or Camera
Logitech Content or Camera Content or Camera
Others Camera Camera

*Note: The maximum resolution with this device for a Zoom Room display is 1080p.

Automatic HDMI sharing

Wired HDMI sharing is automatic upon plugging in your laptop to the video capture device connected to Zoom Rooms.

  • Plug your the Magewell HDMI cable to your PC or Mac's HDMI port
  • It will automatically screen share your desktop to a Zoom TV display
  • Unplug the HDMI cable to stop HDMI screen sharing. 

Enable Manual HDMI sharing 

You can disable the automatic detection by selecting the manual HDMI sharing option for Zoom Rooms.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an account owner or admin.
  2. Click Room ManagementZoom Rooms.
  3. Find and click on the Zoom Room name.
  4. Click on the Edit button.
  5. Select the Meeting Settings tab.
  6. Turn on the "Start HDMI content share manually on controller" option.
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Change the HDMI label

Follow these steps if you want to change the default "HDMI" label for wired HDMI sharing.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an account owner or admin.
  2. Click Room ManagementZoom Rooms.
  3. Find and click the Zoom Room name.
  4. Click on the Edit button.
  5. Select the Room Settings tab.
  6. In the Customize HDMI sharing label field, enter a custom label.

Manual HDMI sharing

  • First Start a Zoom Room meeting or click on Presentation
  • Plug your the Magewell HDMI cable to your PC and Mac's HDMI port
  • It will screen share your desktop to a Zoom TV display
  • Unplug the HDMI cable to stop HDMI screen sharing. 

Setup for the Magewell HDMI Capture USB

Hardware List:

 

Diagram:

 

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Setup for BlackMagic Intensity Extreme (no longer available)

  • Download and install the Desktop Video Software from BlackMagic on the Mac Mini
  • Connect the Thunderbolt output from the Intensity Extreme to the Mac Mini (single screen)

  • Connect the Thunderbolt output from the Thunderbolt Station to the Mac Mini. Connect the Thunderbolt output from the Intensity Extreme to the Thunderbolt Station (dual screen)

  • Connect a Macbook or PC HDMI output to the HDMI input of the Intensity Extreme
  • Launch the Blackmagic Media Express software
  • Go to Preferences and set the Project Video Format to HD1080p 30

 

  • On your PC or Mac, ensure that the display settings for BMD HDMI is 1080p 30.
  • Click on Log and Capture and you should see the screen capture of your PC or Mac.
  • Quit Media Express. Unplug the Intensity Extreme HDMI cable from your PC or Mac.

 

 

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