Zoom Rooms Camera Controls Follow

Overview

Zoom Rooms allows you to control your local HD camera during a meeting with the Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) functionality. The iPad controller also supports far end camera control and camera presets.

Prerequisites

Supported Cameras include:

  • AVer VC520
  • AVer CAM520 
  • AVer CAM530
  • Logitech PTZ pro

Instructions

Local Camera Control

If your Zoom Room uses a PTZ Camera with UVC controls, you can use your iPad controller to move the camera to a different position. This feature is available for Zoom Rooms version 4.0 or later.

To control the camera in your Zoom Room:

  1. Start or join a meeting.
  2. Tap the Camera Control icon.
    screen1_ZoomRoomsControllerCameraControl.png
  3. Use the icons on the Camera Control popup to zoom and pan until the camera is in the position you need.
  4. Tap Done to return to the meeting controls.
    screen2_ZRCameraControl_popup.png

Note: If you do not want to use the mirror effect for your own video display (where the display of your own Zoom Room looks like a mirror), you can disable this setting.

Remote Camera Control

You can remotely control the camera of another participant or another Zoom Room if you are using an iPad controller version 4.0 or later. To remotely control another camera:

  1. Start or join a meeting.
  2. Tap the Manage Participants icon to display the list of meeting participants.
    screen3_ZoomRoomsController_ManageParticipants.png
  3. Tap the name of the participant whose camera you want to control, then choose Request Camera Control.
    screen4_RequestControl.pngThe participant receives a message, asking for approval. After the participant approves the request, you see a message letting you know that you can control the camera.
  4. Tap Now to display the camera controls for the remote participant.
    screen5_ControlNow.png
  5. Use the icons to zoom and pan until the camera is in the correct position.
  6. Tap Give up Camera Control to return to the Participants popup.
    screen6_GiveUpControl.png
  7. Tap Done on the Participants popup to return to the meeting controls.

Camera Presets

The Camera Control option includes up to three buttons that can be used to return a camera to a specific preset position. These buttons are available only if the Zoom Room uses a supported model of a Logitech and AVer camera and an iPad controller version 4.1 or later.

To configure a camera preset:

  1. Start or join a meeting.
  2. Tap the Camera Control icon.
  3. Touch and hold one of the preset buttons.
    screen7_ConfigurePreset.png
    If the Zoom Room settings are currently locked, a popup asks for the passcode
    screen8_EnterPasscode.png
  4. Enter the passcode for the Zoom Room and tap OK.
    screen9_RepositionOrRename.png
  5. Tap Set position, then use the icons to zoom or pan the camera to the position you want as the preset
  6. Tap Rename to change the name of the preset button that displays to participants on the Zoom Room controller.
  7. Repeat steps 5-6 for the other buttons, then tap Done.


The buttons are now available for anyone using the Zoom Room controller. They do not need a passcode to position the camera to one of the preset positions, but cannot change or rename these buttons.

If your Zoom Room uses a PTZ Camera with UVC controls, you can use your Android controller to move the camera to a different position. This feature is available for Zoom Rooms version 4.0 or later.

 To control the camera in your Zoom Room:

  1. Start or join a meeting.
  2. Tap the Camera Control icon.
    Android_screen1_MeetingControls.png
  3. Use the icons on the Camera Control popup to zoom and pan until the camera is in the position you need.
    Android_screen2_CameraControl.png
    Note: You can tap the Enable video mirroring option if you want a mirror effect for your own video display (where the display of your own Zoom Room looks like a mirror).
  4. Tap outside of the Camera Control dialog to dismiss it and return to the Meeting Controls.
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