Using the multi-camera mode in Zoom Rooms

A conference room can be configured with multi-camera mode, which allows you to use multiple cameras simultaneously from the same conference room. Besides providing different angles of the room, you can use the cameras to capture a better picture of the participants in the room for a better recording.

Note: Zoom Rooms is currently unable to use Smart Gallery (Multi-Stream) and Multi-Camera modes at the same time.

Requirements for using the multi-camera view in Zoom Rooms

  • Zoom Rooms for macOS requires version 5.8.0 or later
  • Zoom Rooms for Windows version 5.8.0 or later is required
  • Zoom Rooms for Appliances requires version 5.10.0 or later
    • Currently, Zoom Rooms appliances are only supported on Poly G7500 devices; It will also be supported by other Zoom Rooms appliances in the future.
  • Version 5.8.0 of the Zoom Rooms Controller for iOS is required for use
  • To use the Zoom Rooms Controller for Android, you must have version 5.8.0 or later installed.
  • You must be the account owner, an admin, or a role that can edit Zoom Rooms

How to enable multi-camera mode

  1. You must log in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. After clicking Room Management, you can access Zoom Rooms.
  3. If you would like to enable multi-camera mode in Zoom Rooms, you can access it from your account, location, or room settings using the Zoom Rooms location hierarchy. For this example, click the Account Settings tab.
  4. You can find the multi-camera mode toggle next to the Devices heading on the Account Profile tab if you click on the Account Profile tab and scroll down to Devices.
  5. From the drop-down menu, select the default camera mode for the cameras you want to enable, then click the Enable button next to them. There is no limit to the number of cameras you can use.
  6. You can set the camera presets for a specific zoom room in the site hierarchy when you edit that zoom room in the site hierarchy after the multi-camera mode selection has been activated.

Note: Smart Gallery (Multi-Stream) mode is automatically disabled when this setting is enabled.

How to use multi-camera mode in a Zoom Room

  1. Your Zoom Rooms controller can be used to start or join the meeting.
  2. Tap the Camera Control button.
  3. To configure the camera feed, you must use the available options.

How remote participants experience multi-camera mode

If you’re a remote participant using Zoom Room’s gallery view, side-by-side view, or thumbnail view, you can also view the video feeds of all enabled cameras (up to three) that are connected to the Zoom Room. Space. Participants can pin individual camera video feeds or have the meeting host highlight the feeds by pinning them. With Zoom Room cameras, each video feed is displayed in full resolution as if it were an individual member of a meeting and is displayed in the appropriate Zoom Room view. Typically, each camera feed is labeled the same as the Zoom Room itself, with dashes and numbers appended to the secondary feeds to identify which feed is which. A good example of this would be naming the camera’s main video feed “Home Room” and naming the secondary camera video feeds “Home Room – 2” and “Home Room – 3”.

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