Video in meetings

Note: Adobe Connect administrators can change pod, audio, and video settings to adhere to standards for governance. For more information, see Working with compliance and control settings.

Connect to video telephony streams

The Video Telephony pod lets hosts share video streams with attendees, including any audio. When one-way communication is sufficient for a presentation, a telephony stream can be preferable to a two-way conference.

  1. Choose Pods > Video Telephony.

  2. Click Open Stream.

  3. From the pop-up menu, choose the appropriate device.

    The list of available devices is established by your Adobe Connect administrator. (See Configure video telephony devices.)

  4. Click Connect.

    The Video Telephony pod appears for all attendees. When attendees hover the mouse over the pod, a volume control appears for stream audio.

    To display volume control, hover the mouse over Video Telephony pod.
  5. In the upper right of the pod, hosts can click Pause Stream, or click the pod menu to access Close Stream, Change Stream, or Mute Audio options.

Enable participants to share webcam video

By default, only hosts and presenters can broadcast video. However, hosts can enable participants to broadcast by doing any of the following:

  • To enable video for all participants, click the menu button to the right of the microphone button, and choose Enable Video for Participants.

  • To enable video for specific participants, select one or more in the Attendees pod. Then choose any of the following from the pop-up menu: Enable Video, Make Host, or Make Presenter.

Share webcam video

Hosts, presenters, and participants with enhanced rights can simultaneously share video from webcams connected to their computers.

Adjust video quality

If you are a host, presenter, or participant with video rights, you can adjust the quality of your webcam video.

  1. In the upper right of the Video pod, click the menu icon , and choose Preferences.
  2. Adjust the Video Quality setting to optimize the tradeoff between image quality and bandwidth usage. For example, if shared screens update slowly, choose a lower Video Quality setting.

    This setting interacts with the meeting room bandwidth set by the host. (See Set meeting room bandwidth.)

Share your video

  1. Click the Start My Webcam button in the main menu bar or Video pod.

    In the Video pod, a preview image appears so you can adjust camera position. If you want to use a different connected camera, select it from the Video pod menu .

    To cancel video sharing, click outside the preview image in the Video pod.
  2. Click Start Sharing to broadcast your video to all participants.
  3. To pause or stop video, hover the mouse over Video pod, and click the Pause or Stop icons.

    When video is paused, the last image broadcast from your camera remains static in the Video pod until you click Play to resume broadcasting. When video is stopped, the broadcast image disappears entirely.

    Hosts can pause or stop video from any attendee.
    Stop (A) and Pause (B) icons in the Video pod