Make Video Calls from Your Cisco IP Phone 8845 and 8865

Document created by Cisco Localization Team on Dec 15, 2016Last modified by Cisco Localization Team on Jan 9, 2017
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Make a Video Call


Cisco IP Phones 8845 and 8865 support video calls as long as the person you're calling also has a video phone. The ring on the outside of the camera controls the shutter.

1    Turn the ring around the camera clockwise to open the shutter.
2    (Optional)Press Self-view and move the camera up and down to improve the perspective.
3    Make your call.

Stop Your Video


When you are on a video call, you can stop the camera from sending video.   The ring on the outside of the camera controls the shutter. When you close the shutter, the person you're talking to won't see you anymore, but they'll still be able to hear you.

1    Turn the shutter ring counterclockwise to close the camera shutter and stop sharing your video.   
2    Turn the shutter ring clockwise to open the video camera shutter and share your video again.    

Toggle Between Phone and Video Display


If you need to see your phone's desktop while you're on a video call, you can easily switch between the video and the desktop. When you hide the video, it blurs and moves to the background.

1    Press Hide video to hide the video.    
2    Press Show video to show the video.    

Adjust the Picture-In-Picture Position


When you are on a video call, you can view your incoming and your outgoing video at the same time, which is known as Picture-in-Picture (PiP). Typically, the incoming video displays on the full screen and    a small inset screen shows the video from your camera.

When PiP is on, you can move the inset picture to a different quadrant of the screen. You can also change the view so that your camera video displays on the full screen and the inset displays the incoming video.

1    Press PiP to turn on PiP.   
2    Press PiP again to move the PiP window counter-clockwise around your phone screen.   

When the window returns to the default lower right position, PiP automatically turns off.

3    (Optional)Press Swap to toggle between the full-screen view and the PiP view.    

Video Calls and Security

Your administrator can take steps to protect your video calls from tampering by people outside your company. If you see the Secure icon displayed during a video call, your administrator has taken steps to ensure your privacy.