Changing video during a conference
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This section describes how to control video in a Collaboration conference.
The Host and the Participants can add and remove video in a conference. In addition, the Host can change video settings from the default values either during a conference as described below, or in advance in the Collaboration Management User Portal.
Sending your video
The Guest can choose to add video when they join the conference call. If they chose not to add video when they joined, the Guest can add video anytime during the conference. The layout of the video that the Guest sees varies depending on the Host's conference video settings.
Pausing and resuming sending your video
The Guest can temporarily pause sending their video and still see incoming video feed of other conference members. When ready, the Guest can resume sending their video.
The way video appears varies depending on the Host's video settings.
Initially, the video is sent using the Host's default video settings. The Host can change the video resolution, the video layout and the video floor while the conference is in progress.
The Host can change the default video downstream resolution during a conference. Using a higher video resolution provides a crisper image but uses more bandwidth.
Video layout options
The Host can select from built-in video layout options. All conference members see the video stream in the layout set by the Host.
Video is displayed in one of the following layouts:
Focus: There is one main video feed – the video floor - that is larger in size than the rest of the video images. The other video images appear in a grid around the video floor. The video floor displays the person who is currently speaking and switches as the speakers change, or the person the Host has assigned the video floor to.
Grid: Video images appear equal in size in a rectangular grid formation. There is no video floor.
Ribbon: There is one main video feed – the video floor – that is larger in size that the rest of the video images. The other video images appear in a ribbon below the video floor. The video floor displays the person who is currently speaking and switches as the speakers change, or the person the Host has assigned the video floor to.
Townhall: Only one video feed – the video floor – is displayed. The video floor displays either the person who is currently speaking and switches as the speakers change, or it displays the person that the Host has assigned the video floor to.
The video floor is the conference video stream that is in the main view. Unless the Host assigns the video floor, the video floor shows the video from the conference member that is speaking.