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.
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.
Please make this a priority. My Room systems are being affected by this switch to Teams
The next step in video conferencing technology is the panoramic/360 view capability along with voice detection. If Microsoft is to lead the way they will need to update the Teams client with this compatibility.
Not great user experience. Please MS resolve this asap!
Robert Nordlander commented
How hard is it to give us an option to not crop? Skype already has the option.
John Egleston commented
Anybody else notice the "Fit to frame" option on the elipsis (...) menu next to each meeting participant's name in their video feed? It toggles to "Fill frame" to return to the default view. Haven't yet tested this with a wider-angle or 360-degree webcam.
Not satisfying having this issue. Teams should have similar features as Skype. We have to "sell" teams internal to our users but losing well known and needed features is not an enabler.
Mehmet Demirörs commented
We are switching back to Skype meetings since this feature is not given in MS Teams but in Skype for Business. Having same feature in MS Teams would help to get rid of Skype and start using MS Teams company wide.
Yes, this feature is needed. Often have a conference room of people and one or two calling in.
Supriya Barik commented
You are requested a logged a complaint against the following environmental issue, described below:
While connecting more than 2 participants in Microsoft TEAMS software, every individual window is being cropped and split accordingly. We must have the option of selecting the individual window in full screen.
Please fix this ASAP, it totally ruins the video conferencing experience. People without cameras should get zero real estate on the screen. Those with cameras should have their entire camera's view shown. And provide options for optimising the feature.
As IT director of our company, I will not switch to Teams until this is ready
Danny Briere commented
Would like this to work with Meeting Owl.
Is there any solution to this problem in sight?
Shouou Saito commented
Only fix so far, UNINSTALL Teams and switch back to Skype for Business.
This is crazy! Microsoft - please fix this ASAP!
We're forced to have a fifth person join our monthly meeting ... just to make the 4 images on each participant's screen into landscape aspect ratio. With only 4 groups total in the meeting - then each person has 3 images and one of the three is forced into portrait aspect ratio - and we lose 2/3 of their room.