Send and Receive Video

Document created by Cisco Documentation Team on Mar 9, 2016Last modified by Cisco Documentation Team on May 23, 2017
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Send and Receive Video Overview

If a video camera is installed on your computer, you can send video. Other participants can see you, or whatever you focus your webcam on. To see video, participants do not need to have a webcam installed on their computers.

WebEx Meeting Center and Training Center support high-definition (HD) video with up to 720-pixel resolution. Other WebEx services, such as Event Center and Support Center, support high-quality video with up to 360-pixel resolution. The technology automatically adjusts video to the highest quality for each participant according to the computer capabilities and network bandwidth.

Your administrator can set video options at the site level. A meeting host can set video options on the scheduler and in the meeting. If your site or meeting is not set up to use HD or high-quality video, standard video is used.

If you are managing a Meeting Center meeting that includes TelePresence systems, the following features are unavailable: Polling, File Transfer, and Chat with TelePresence room participants.

Minimum System Requirements for Video Conferencing

 

To send or receive video with a resolution of 360-pixel, ensure that your system meets the following minimum requirements:

   
          
 

Action

  
 

What you need

  
 

Send

  
 
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    A webcam capable of producing high-quality video. WebEx supports most webcams of this type

      

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    A computer with at least 1 GB of RAM and a dual-core processor

      

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    A fast network connection

      

  
 

Receive

  
 
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    A computer with at least 1 GB of RAM and a dual-core processor

      

  •  

    A fast network connection

      

  
  

To send or receive video with a resolution of 720-pixel, ensure that your system meets the following minimum requirements:

   
          
 

Action

  
 

What you need

  
 

Send

  
 
  •  

    A webcam capable of producing HD video. WebEx supports most webcams of this type

      

  •  

    A computer with at least 2 GB of RAM and a quad-core processor

      

  •  

    A fast network connection

      

  
 

Receive

  
 
  •  

    A computer with at least 2 GB of RAM and a dual-core processor

      

  •  

    A fast network connection

      

  
  

Quick Reference Tasks: Video Conferencing

                         

If you want to...

Do this...

Start or stop sending video

Select the video icon beside your name.

The icon turns green when you are sending video.

View all participants who are sending video

Select the Participants icon in the upper-right corner of the video display

Return to the Meeting window

Select Exit Full-Screen Mode in the upper-right corner of the screen

See the active speaker (or the specific participant the host chose to lock on) in full-screen view

Select the Expand icon in the upper-right corner of the active speaker's display.

With the full-screen display, you can continue sending or receiving HD video (Meeting Center and Training Center only).

Return to the view where you see everyone who is sending video

Select the Minimize icon in the upper-right corner of your screen.

Set webcam options such as contrast, sharpness, and brightness

Note       Options can vary depending on your webcam.

Windows: At the top right of the Participants panel, select the options icon.

Mac: At the bottom right of the Participants panel, select the options icon.

Enable or disable the automatic sending of video in all meetings

Disable video pop-up for future meetings

At the top right of the Participants panel, select the options icon.

Manage Video Display During Sharing

 

When you are sharing information or someone else is sharing information with you, a floating panel containing participant video and your self-view appears on the right side of your screen.

   
                         
 

To

  
 

Do this

  
 

Minimize your self-view during sharing

  
 

Select the icon in the upper-right portion of the self-view display.

  
 

Restore your self-view during sharing

  
 

Select the icon in the lower-right portion of the floating pane.

  
 

Stop or show self-view

  
 

Select the video icon at the center of the self-view display.

  
 

Minimize the video display during sharing

  
 

Select the downward arrow in the upper-left corner of the self-view display.

  
 

Resize the video display

  
 

Select the bottom right corner and drag the edge.

  
 

Move the video display

  
 

Select and drag the display to another location on your screen.

  
 

Switch to everyone view

  
 

Select the Participants icon in the upper right corner of the display.

  
  

Lock Focus on One Participant

If you are the host, you can select whose video you want everyone to see.

      
1    Select the name of the participant that displays on the video display.
2    Select who you want participants to see.
  • If you want the display to focus on the person currently speaking, select The active speaker. The video constantly switches to display the loudest speaker.
  • If you want the display to focus on a specific participant, select A specific participant then select the name of the participant. All participants see that person, regardless of who is speaking.
3    Select OK.
 

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