January 9th, 2023

How to use VideoCom Presenter as a Camera in Webex Meetings

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How to use VideoCom Presenter as a Camera in Webex Meetings

Webex Meeting’s Share feature is an incredibly easy-to-use tool that provides any user in a default space a way to display their screens or windows of their choice. In another blog post, I even showed how to capture VideoCom Presenter slides with Webex.

In this blog, I'll focus in on VideoCom Presenter's built-in virtual camera feature that will work just by running the Presenter program, and how the different methods to display your Presenter slides onto Webex.

Want a video version of this article? Click the embedded video above, or click this link to see it on YouTube.

Method 1: From the Share content

In Webex, click the Share content button and then select Camera. On the list of cameras, select VideoCom Presenter and then click Share.

Share content window with VideoCom Presenter selected and the mouse hovering over the Share button

Share button > Select VideoCom Presenter > Click Share

Method 2: From the Video Options settings

In Webex, go to your Video Options settings and select VideoCom Presenter on the camera list. You can get to these settings in two ways: before starting or entering the meeting, or inside the meeting room.

To change the camera settings before starting the meeting, click the Video Options arrow button, and then under Camera, select VideoCom Presenter.

Mouse on the video options icon and VideoCom Presenter selected as the camera on WebEx

Before meeting: Video options arrow button > Camera > VideoCom Presenter

To change the camera settings inside the meeting, click the same Video Options arrow button, and under Camera, select VideoCom Presenter.

Mouse on the video options icon

In the meeting room: Video options arrow button > Camera > VideoCom Presenter

When done correctly, your camera preview will then change to the current slide you have on Presenter. If your camera view appears mirrored, don’t worry - your audience won’t see the mirrored version, but to your self-view, Webex will mirror the camera by default. You can change these settings anytime by going back to Video Options and selecting Settings, and then unchecking Mirror my video view.

Mouse hovering above an unchecked option called Mirror my video view

Uncheck `Mirror my video view` to remove mirroring in preview

Syncing your stage for everyone

Once you have one or more participants in your meeting room, you can prioritize what you want your participants to see on their Layout screen. Good to note that only the host has this ability in the meeting.

To do this, click Layout at the top corner, and under the Stage section, enable the option Sync my stage for everyone.

A view of the Layout section in WebEx with the "Sync my stage for everyone" option enabled

Layout button > Stage > Sync my stage for everyone

This will greatly help your audience see your Presenter slides above all other participants' cameras.

Want to know more about VideoCom Presenter’s features? We made a getting started guide that you can check out.

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