View/pin own camera for self in a team meeting, toggle camera mirroring, and dual camera support
I have an external camera that I use for some meetings to point a whiteboard being used in a physical room so the remote attendees can see what is being drawn.
1) I cannot accurately see what the camera is pointing at because the camera video is display as a small thumbnail-size on my screen, even though all the other attendees can view it much larger and pin it for the best size. It would be nice to be able to choose to pin or resize my own video feed so I can make sure the text/drawings on the whiteboard are within the camera frame.
2) It would be nice if the video feed can be toggled between mirrored/reversed view so when looking at the text/drawings from the external camera they are not backwards on my screen.
3) It would be nice to be able to share the external camera showing the whiteboard with the meeting as well as my own laptop camera which shows me to the other attendees, so I can be viewed just like the other attendees
Please make this like zoom which is far superior in every way In Zoom, you can check your camera in a large window. This seems like a pretty basic user experience for a web camera, yet teams doesnt have this.
Raymond Lee commented
This is pretty standard in Zoom etc but Teams deems it nto worth actually allowing myself to see what others see. Please fix
Aaron Rickle commented
Just want to see how my camera looks, can only see it in a tiny thumbnail, or a slightly smaller thumbnail in the background menu. Make it larger. Better yet, give me the option to see myself in the main cameras feed. In large calls, it'd be nice to know when you are actually being focused on and shown to everyone else. And to see it at the same size as them.
[Deleted User] commented
Teaching students how to hold a pencil, how to write or how to read with a miror reflector is a great .. It is also great to teach Math, Science or any subject with manipulatives. Each of our virtual teachers and EA have a miror reflector but students see pages the wrong way. Reverse camera please!,
Yes, yes, and yes again. I just spent half a meeting not knowing that my webcam was not chosen but rather the ****** built in cam was on.
It would also be great if it was possible to move and even dock this "own camera view" in different positions. This would allow for multi-screen scenarios.
Let's consolidate our requests by gather more votes on below:
How do you get a small picture of yourself on the screen? I don't seem to have any option to see what my camera is pointing at all. I've searched for help and just get articles where people say they want to to turn it off. How do you turn it on?
@PGone is right, this is an OK workaround for live lectures.
Share your screen (this can be a ppt or onenote presentation for example.) Turn OFF the camera in teams. Share screen, have the presentation open, and then open the Windows camera app, or some other webcam. You can control the size of the camera, and make it small/large at will. I leave it as 1/4 of the screen in the top right. I also use an APP called 'Deskpins' in order to make sure the camera doesn't disappear when I click on the presentation.
The presentator can't see himself/herself, it is very inconvenient.
Need the ability for the organiser to pin themselves so that when they record the meeting, only they are shown on the video.
Michael Ward commented
I’ve had to use a workaround to see what i’m presenting - i use a separate camera in my laptop not connected to teams - i turn on the camera and/or use Zoom to view myself - it works. In live meetings i’m using teams for audio and to view the other participants and a separate camera to view myself.
Turn off your webcam in teams.
Open the Camera app and see that it is pulling from your webcam
In Teams, share your screen, select the Camera app.
+1... especially since Skype has this. Essential for on-line lecturing.
I agree, the thumbnail is too small to get visual feedback of oneself when demonstrating objects. We need to be able to pin our own view up otherwise we can't see what we are doing,.
My computer isn't even showing me a thumbnail of myself, how am I supposed to toggle this on/off to know if the camera is even pointing at me? Frustrating.
I am astonished that it doesn't appear to have these facilities. It makes it almost useless.