Wide-angle web cams are cropped
We have a wide angle webcam for our conference room. When we have more than 1 person join a meeting, it crops the video feed of our conference room. Microsoft Teams recognizes the wide angle aspect ratio just fine but crops it based on how many other users join the meeting. Either the right or left side of the video is cut off depending on which position the video is placed in the meeting screen.
Having a setting to maintain aspect ratio would be really helpful. We are loosing video of people who are presenting if they aren't in the side of the camera that is being cut off.
Another solution would be to resize the video windows per user, so the video would capture the needed people.
This asks in this item are on on the backlog. In the meantime, hopefully this article will help so you can adjust your view to your liking:
Fit to Frame does not work with only 2 people. It needs to work with 2 people.
It's been 2.5 years since this was posted! Now using Teams on phones is more common - my image when talking to colleagues is cropped tightly, and i can't see my own image properly (i see the zoomed out version, I don't see what others see). My colleagues are always looking at my throat, my teeth, or my zoomed in nose, and I can't tell unless they alert me. This makes using Teams on my phone for video call difficult and unprofessional. My phone is already beyond arm's reach and still this is a problem.
Camera with 4:3 aspect ratio here, Teams considers it to be 16:9 or 16:10 and sends it as is to the other participants. Even if they try to change it on their ends, they never get the correct ratio. 2020, unable to handle correctly something that RealPlayer was able to do 20 years ago.
not crop by default. period.
Right click here not shows Copy, no Pin or Fit To Fram option as the article listed above shows
This came to my notice quite recently. Me, and my colleagues engineer AI bots and machines, and a lot of that is relayed through online communication channels, like video call, etc. The crop became much more visibly annoying as time went on. Like a lot of others who engineer AI, we have all shifted to Skype now (for a better video calling experience)
~Vibhor Tyagi (Techie at Engineer.AI)
inability to disable autofocus is also problematic. for some reason, our camera (logitech) focuses to high def happily using zoom.us, but is out of focus in Teams.
...also - cannot see anything from 'right-click' in a Teams meeting other than 'copy' .. there is no 'fit to frame', nor is there 'fill frame'
Rowland Hills commented
Also, if you have one participant joining by video, and all the rest on audio only, can the system default to the one video person being pinned by default? It's a waste of screen space to have three-quarters of the screen used for people not showing video!
Rowland Hills commented
Thanks for that link. The "Pin" and "Fit to Frame" are exactly what we need, but they don't seem to be available when running a meeting from a Teams Room System!
Can you indicate when "Pin" and "Fit to Frame" will be available in Teams Room System? Thanks
This really doesn't help when using a Surface Hub to view video from a wide angle cam. It also isn't very convenient when users are viewing video from a meeting room with a wide angle cam - we'd have to train ALL of our users, inside and outside the company, on adjusting the view in every meeting.
Owl people can confirm it works now correctl?
Michael Thompson commented
Right click on the video, fit to frame.
Seems to have been added at some point very quietly, leaving the answer here for anyone else searching.
Jenny Wood commented
This is very frustrating for us, We have a distributed business & many meetings with 'head office boardroom' as well as multiple other participants. Its impossible to see who is speaking when they are cut off the picture by this issue.
Stop the crop!! or give us the option. Panoramic cameras like the owl and Roundtable are worthless now. We get it, you want front of room cameras and Teams rooms. We all can;t afford those gold plated solutions. Make your system WORK with the options available. YOU Microsoft are the ones who brought the awesome Roundtable to the market with Skype and now it is worthless with Teams.
Stop going backwards on features and make things work!
On the desktop client, you can now make widescreen feeds fit the window, but it appears to still be an issue with MTR systems in some circumstances.
I am also having this issue!!!! I have two rooms and both are doing the same thing... this is a HUGE issue when the Rooms systems are designed for Board Rooms, to see multiple people.
Microsoft you need to fix ASAP
Mark Wiseley commented
It is great that this feature is now available, but we need to be able to set it as the default. We use Crestron Teams rooms and there is no way to right click on the video while you are in the meeting. When will we be able to set it as the default option?
The "fit to frame" option works, but there's no way to set it as the default option. That would be helpful so we don't have to do it each time for each video feed.
There seems to be a lack of comms on this, but I have just noticed that there is now a fit to frame option when you right-click on the video feed you can click fit to frame and you get the full widescreen, this is particularly useful when you want individuals to stay cropped.
Our compnay has recently switch to MS Teams. We attempted to host a Town hall hoping to broadcast/stream the host presenting a slide presentation that front of the room on the large screen so that remote participants would have a similar experience to people in the room. Instead, the host was limited to sitting at a laptop while presenting and shairring his screen with meeting participants. There should be an option to share just your web cam in full screen, having congtrol of how it crops and zooms.
I can see how this will also be an issue when hosting project meetings where not everyone wants to be infront of a laptop. One webcam should be able to capture an entire group with each user having control over the number of feeds on their screen. If Google could do it in their collage software I'm sure Microsoft can do it here. Please consider issuing an update as I only see it as a win-win-for all businesses involved.