Camera Adjustments in Meetings
Please give us the ability to adjust camera, microphone and speaker settings for a video meeting. We need settings similar to Skype. My camera is very dark and there's no brightness setting.
Andy Lindahl commented
Auto camera settings often get it wrong; skin tone, and lighting present a lot of issues, we need a manual way to adjust the camera settings just like Skype for Business had. As a work around if you have SFB installed; you could make adjustments there and they carried over to Teams.
I'd really appreciate having the possibility to reduce the angle or to just show a camera section without fiddling with OBS Studio.
Any update on this Microsoft?
This needs doing
Seems a basic requirement for a video based product. Vast majority of people would like to set the camera to look right. Most will be laptops with no access to any other software to help.
We are starting too feel the limits for Teams in this time. Alot of educators can't attend there classes because of the default settings for the camera. Students can't see there expressions and therefore can't interact as they would in a classroom.
So please bring it back as a feature or setting for Teams.
i am astonished that something that basic like settings for a camera are not standard in such applications..
Btw... Zoon in would be nice too!
Simon Neil Scott commented
Absolutely agree we need this.
This is such a fundamental set of controls, required within a piece of software dedicated to "webcam calls". As many have mentioned, unless you have a studio like set up, with perfect lightning, you can look awful on a webcam.
We should be able to simple things such as brightness, contrast, colour and more when your environment doesn't contribute to a nice picture, and your webcam isn't good quality to compensate on it's own (and many aren't).
Most webcams which people will use, will not have good HDR and over expose or under expose. It may not be too bad if simply doing a catch up with your TEAM, but if doing a professional call to a client or user, it helps to look professional on your end, if you can.
I personally use a Logitech streamcam, which is an OK camera, and have tried to compensate using the "Logitech camera settings" software, to change the appearance of the webcam video. But when you have this software open, TEAMS reads this as if your camera is being used and won't show the feed anymore. Instead of reading the camera through that application, as a bridge/feed.
I'm fortunate in that I have a professional "Streaming" set up and lights to compensate for much of this, but most people don't. Average Joe at home, won't have elgato lights to fix their webcam environment, and shouldn't have to make that investment with lights, to do so.
Especially when you consider that TEAMS is now the go-to conference software during a global pandemic in 2020-2021, second only to perhaps Zoom, and this is something that has been asked for, for years now.
Danny Barber commented
Totally agree. Basic function that’s needed!
solution for this problem ... I adjust it from skype but automatically the next day teams change it to me
Any word MS on fixing this?
Come on MS. There are enough users interested in this feature and a lot more who do not know how to request it.
This would be great!
I totally agree to this! We need at least access to the camera settings like exposure, zoom, etc. directly from Teams!
But even better, Teams should just control these settings automatically as e.g. Zoom does. With Zoom, I do not even need to switch on my front lighting and I'm perfectly visible even with a bright background -. and the background is also not over bright. This should be the way forward!
Henrik Vårhäll commented
The fact that Chris asked for this over 3 years ago and we still don't have it is actually mind-blowing. But what it also means is that we'll never get it, shame my organization still uses Teams.
Microsoft competitor Zoom respects the camera settings such as zoom and brightness of the manufacturer app (e.g. Razar Kiyo) Teams needs to do that or deploy another solution
It seems ridiculous that one needs to install Skype for the sole purpose of adjusting camera settings for Teams. If it's too difficult to build into teams, perhaps MS could put the Skype settings in the Windows settings app? (doesn't help for other platforms)
Jen Murphy commented
We must have the ability to adjust the camera settings. It is important when video conferencing with clients and Courts that the image s bright and clear.
There is a universal fix, if you also have Skype/Skype for Business.
Start the meeting in teams with the camera enabled.
Open Skype settings - go to the Audio/Video - webcam settings - camera control - change the Exposure from -6 to -7 and back, click Apply.