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Wired HDMI Screen Share with 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:

This article covers: 

Prerequisites

  macOS Windows
Magewell Content or Camera Content or Camera
Inogeni Content or 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 the Zoom Room.

  1. Connect the HDMI cable to the sharing device's video output, connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the capture device, and then connect the USB end of the capture device into the Zoom Room computer.
    The active video signal will automatically screen share your desktop to the output of the Zoom Room
  2. Unplug the video cable to stop screen sharing. 

Enabling manual HDMI sharing 

You can disable the automatic detection by selecting the manual HDMI sharing option for Zoom Rooms.  This may be useful when a device is always connected, such as a dedicated/fixed content computer.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an account owner or admin.
  2. Click Room Management then Zoom 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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Changing the HDMI label

In some instances, it may be best to change the label the Zoom Room uses to refer to the input from the capture device. 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

  1. Start a Zoom Room meeting or click on Presentation
  2. Plug the capture device to your Zoom Room and the HDMI cable into HDMI port of the device you are sharing from. 
    It will screen share your desktop to a Zoom TV display
  3. Unplug the HDMI cable to stop HDMI screen sharing. 

Using 2 HDMI capture cards

To support two HDMI capture cards, you will need to use a 2nd HDMI capture device as camera share. One device will be recognized as a HDMI capture device, and the other will be recognized as a camera. Click the Share Content option, and choose your screen share device as the sharing camera.

Setup for the Magewell HDMI Capture USB

Hardware List:

 Notes:

Diagram:

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