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.

If more than two cameras are available in the Zoom Room, you can dynamically choose which one is active by selecting it from a list when you tap Switch Camera. If only two cameras are available, the Switch Camera control toggles between them.

Prerequisites

  • Zoom Rooms App for iPad or Android version 4.2.37605.0629 or higher
  • Zoom Rooms for Mac version 4.0.37666.0630 or higher
  • Zoom Rooms for PC version 4.0.44731.0823 or higher
  • Supported PTZ Camera with UVC controls:
    • AVer VC520
    • AVer CAM520 
    • AVer CAM530
    • Logitech PTZ pro

Controlling a Local Camera

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.

To control the camera in your Zoom Room:

  1. Start or join a meeting.
  2. Tap the Camera Control icon.

  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.

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.
  • If you are using a PanaCast v3, Huddly IQ, Logitech Meetup, Logitech Rally, Polycom Studio, AVer 540, or AVer 340+ camera, you can use the Intelligent Zoom (or Auto-Framing) feature for that camera. Tap the Camera Control icon, and then enable the Intelligent Zoom option. The camera automatically adjusts to show the optimal view based on the location of people in the room.

Controlling a Remote Camera

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.

  3. Tap the name of the participant whose camera you want to control, then choose Request Camera Control.
    The 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.

  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.

  7. Tap Done on the Participants popup to return to the meeting controls.

Using 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.

    If the Zoom Room settings are currently locked, a popup asks for the passcode
  4. Enter the passcode for the Zoom Room and tap OK.
  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.

Switching Cameras

  1. Start or join a meeting.
  2. Tap Switch Camera on the iPad controller.

    If three or more cameras are available, a menu displays the names of all of the
    cameras. Tap the camera name to select a camera, which immediately becomes active. You can do this any time you want to change the active camera.

    If two cameras are available, the currently inactive camera becomes active. Tap the
    Switch Camera control any time you want to toggle between them.

Controlling a Local Camera

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.

  1. Start or join a meeting.
  2. Tap the Camera Control icon.

  3. Use the icons on the Camera Control popup to zoom and pan until the camera is in the position you need.

    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.

Switching Cameras

  1. Start or join a meeting.
  2. Tap Switch Camera on the controller.

    If three or more cameras are available, a menu displays the names of all of the
    cameras. Tap the camera name to select a camera, which immediately becomes active. You can do this any time you want to change the active camera.

    If two cameras are available, the currently inactive camera becomes active. Tap the
    Switch Camera control any time you want to toggle between them.
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