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Configuring Video

Configuring Video

Several of the video tutorials are linked backed to Penn State University

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In the Adobe Connect meeting room:

  • From the “Meeting” menu at the top of the window, select “Camera"
  • A Settings window opens, with the "Camera" tab selected
  • Click on the camera icon and select your camera from the drop-down list. You may see a window pop up on the screen asking you to allow your video to be broadcast – click “Allow.” This window appears only once during a meeting no matter how many times you turn off and on your camera.
  • Note: If no camera is connected, a “No Camera Found” message appears instead of the Camera drop-down list. If you do have a camera connected but you get a "No Camera Found" message, check to be sure your camera is turned on and not being used by another application.
  • Click "Close."

    Camera and Voice Pod: Broadcasting Audio and Video

    Hosts and Presenters can broadcast live audio and video using the Camera and Voice pod. All attendees can hear and see the broadcast audio and video. Each time you enter a meeting room, make sure your headset and camera are properly configured, as outlined in Setting Up Audio and Video under Getting Started.

    View Camera and Voice pod tutorial.
    View Camera and Voice pod options tutorial.

    To Begin Broadcasting
    To start broadcasting your audio and video, click the "Start My Camera and Voice" button in the lower left corner of the Camera and Voice pod.

    "Start My Camera and Voice" Button

    You may see a window pop up on the screen asking you to allow your video to be broadcast -- click "Allow". This window appears only once during a meeting, no matter how many times you turn your camera or microphone on and off.

    Camera and Voice Pod Controls
    As a Host or Presenter, you have access to the following controls in the pod:

  • Stop my camera and voice: Stops broadcasting your video and audio
  • Camera button: Starts/pauses broadcasting video
  • Hold to talk button: Broadcasts audio while held (recommended)
  • Hands-free button: Starts/stops broadcasting audio
  • Pod options: Changes broadcasting settings


Broadcasting Audio
To broadcast your voice, do one of the following:

  • Hold down the Talk button to speak during a meeting. When you release the Talk button, you are no longer broadcasting audio.
  • Alternatively, click the Hands-Free button (lock icon). After it is enabled, the Hands-Free button lets you speak at any time during the meeting. A little microphone icon will appear in front of your name in the Camera and Voice pod, and when you speak, a green line indicates your audio broadcast level. You will continue to broadcast audio until you click the Talk button again to release the hands-free feature -- the little microphone icon beside your name will disappear.
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      Talk Button

      Hands-Free Button

      Clicking the Talk button only when you want to speak, instead of using the Hands-Free button, may reduce problems with echo and improve the quality of the sound in the meeting.

      Broadcasting Video
      Having a number of people broadcasting audio and video at the same time can cause the system to run slowly and result in poor quality of both audio and video. To avoid this problem, meeting members should pause their video broadcast when they are not speaking.

      To pause or resume broadcasting your video, click the "Camera" button in the Camera and Voice pod. When paused, the last image broadcast to attendees remains visible in the Camera and Voice pod. Click the button again to resume broadcasting.

      Camera Pause/Resume Button

      To stop broadcasting your video and voice, click the “Stop my camera and voice" button in the lower left corner of the Camera and Voice pod. Your name, image, and media control buttons will disappear from all attendees' Camera and Voice pods.

      Stop My Camera and Voice Button

      Camera and Voice Pod Options
      Audio and video options are accessible from the "Option" button in the lower-right corner of the Camera and Voice pod.

      Option Button

      Selecting "Camera Off" from this menu will stop video broadcasts for everyone in the meeting. To turn all video broadcasts back on, select one of the other options fom the menu, such as "Fast Images." Selecting lower-quality video options from this menu may improve the sound quality and performance of the meeting. These settings affect everyone in the meeting.

      Using "Camera Off" to stop broadcasting video for everyone in the meeting does not affect the audio broadcasts. Even if the microphone is in the video camera, audio broadcasts are still audible.

      Audio and Video Icons (Block/Unblock)
      You can choose to block (mute) an individual's audio and/or video broadcast from the Camera and Voice pod. Blocking broadcasts from others on your own computer does not block them from other attendees in the meeting.

      Two icons let you control the ability to block video and/or audio from selected participants to your computer. To access the icons, move the cursor over the name of the Attendee located directly under their video broadcast. As you move the cursor over the name, a camera icon and a speaker icon will appear to the right of their name.

      Mute Audio and Block Video Icons

      To block audio or video, click the speaker or camera icon next to the participant's name. A red line over the participant's icon indicates that broadcasts from that participant to your computer are blocked. To reactivate the broadcast, click the icon again. No line indicates that broadcasts from that participant have resumed.

      To turn off an Attendee’s video broadcast for everyone in the meeting, click the “X” icon on the far right beside the Attendee’s name. Note that the Attendee can turn their own broadcast back on by clicking the Camera icon in the Camera and Voice pod.