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Zoom Rooms camera controls Follow

Zoom Rooms allows you to control your local HD camera during a meeting with the Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) functionality. The Zoom Rooms 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 on the Zoom Rooms controller. If only two cameras are available, the Switch Camera control toggles between them.

Prerequisites for Zoom Rooms camera controls

  • 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
  • Zoom Rooms Appliances 4.6.4 (50000.0407) or higher
  • PTZ Camera with UVC control support
    • Note: UVC is defined as "USB Video Class", which is a standardized set of protocols developed by the USB Implementers Forum and is assigned to a device class of USB devices that stream video.  Any UVC compliant device will allow UVC pan/tilt/zoom control of that camera, if implemented correctly on the device.

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 by clicking the toggle
  • If you are using a PanaCast v3 or Huddly IQ, 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 by clicking the toggle . 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Tap Now to display the camera controls for the remote participant.
  6. Use the icons to zoom and pan until the camera is in the correct position.
  7. Tap Give up Camera Control to return to the Manage Participants popup.
  8. Tap Done on the Participants popup to return to the meeting controls.

Using camera presets

The Camera Control option includes buttons that can be used to set a default camera position, or return a camera to a preset position. These buttons are available only if the Zoom Room uses a supported camera and an iPad controller version 4.6 or later.

Supported cameras:

  • AVer CAM520 
  • AVer CAM540
  • AVer VB342
  • AVer VC520 Pro2
  • AVer CAM520 Pro2
  • Jabra PanaCast
  • Logitech Rally
  • Logitech Meetup
  • Logitech PTZ Pro
  • Logitech PTZ Pro 2
  • Logitech GROUP
  • Marshall CV610-U2
  • Panasonic AW-HE40
  • Panasonic AW-UE70
  • Polycom EagleEye IV USB

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.
  4. If the Zoom Room settings are currently locked, a popup asks for the passcode.
  5. Enter the passcode for the Zoom Room and tap OK.
  6. Tap Save position, then use the icons to zoom or pan the camera to the position you want as the preset.
  7. Tap Rename to change the name of the preset button that displays to participants on the Zoom Room controller.
  8. Repeat steps 5-6 for the other buttons.
  9. Tap Set as Default Position if you would like the camera to use a preset every time the room starts or joins a meeting.
  10. Tap Done when you are finished configuring the presets. 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 they cannot change or rename these buttons.

Switching cameras

  1. Start or join a meeting.
  2. Tap Switch Camera on the iPad controller.
  3. A menu will display all available cameras. Tap a camera name to select that camera, which will immediately become active. You can do this any time you want to change the active camera.

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 click the toggle next to Mirror Effect if you want this option enabled for your own video display (the display of your Zoom Room will look like a mirror).

Switching cameras

  1. Start or join a meeting.
  2. Tap Switch Camera on the controller.
  3. A menu will display all available cameras. Tap a camera name to select that camera, which will immediately become active. You can do this any time you want to change the active camera.