Getting Started with Smart Gallery View Follow

Overview

Remote meeting attendees may find it difficult to see people clearly when other meeting participants are in a Zoom Room. To address this issue, Zoom Rooms Smart Gallery displays multiple video feeds from a single conference room. This allows the Zoom Room cameras to focus more closely on groups of participants and display these people more clearly to remote attendees. Effective collaboration between remote attendees and Zoom Room participants can be enhanced by the face-to-face meeting experience.

This article covers:

Prerequisites

  • Zoom Rooms Appliances version 5.7.0 or higher
  • Zoom Rooms Appliance device on supported firmware version: 
    • Smart Gallery public beta will be supported initially on Neat and Poly appliance solutions, available in July, while Logitech appliance solutions will provide support later this year.
  • Account owner, admin, or role with edit access to Zoom Rooms (for enabling as default)

Enabling Smart Gallery View

On a Zoom Rooms controller:

  1. Tap Camera Control on the controller interface.
  2. Tap Smart Gallery. You will see each conference room camera feed displayed on your Zoom Rooms display. 

On a Zoom Rooms Touch display:

  1. Tap More on the display, then tap Settings.
  2. Tap Camera, then tap Open Camera Control.
  3. Tap Smart Gallery. You will see each conference room camera feed displayed on your Zoom Rooms display.

To enable Smart Gallery View as the room default:

  1. Log in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Room Management, then click Zoom Rooms.
  3. You can use the Zoom Rooms location hierarchy to enable Smart Gallery View from the account, location, or room settings. For this example, click Account Settings.
  4. Click the Account Profile tab and scroll down to the Devices heading, then toggle the Smart Gallery setting.

Smart Gallery View for Remote Attendees

Remote attendees will be able to access all the available video feeds from the Zoom Room if they are using the Gallery, Side-by-Side, or Thumbnail views, or if they decide to pin a specific video. Each Zoom Room video feed is displayed as a distinct meeting participant with full resolution. These same meeting participants are named after the Zoom Room itself followed by a number: "Conference Room - 1", "Conference Room - 2", etc. 

Note: Remote attendees who use Active Speaker view will only see the main camera feed from the Zoom Room, even if participants from the other Zoom Room camera feeds are speaking.