Using Multi-Camera mode in Zoom Rooms

Multi-Camera mode allows you to enable multiple cameras simultaneously from a single conference room. You can use the cameras to better capture in-room participants or provide different viewing angles of the room.

This article covers:

Prerequisites for using Multi-Camera view in Zoom Rooms


How to enable Multi-Camera mode

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Room Management, then click Zoom Rooms.
  3. You can use the Zoom Rooms location hierarchy to enable Multi-Camera mode from the account, location, or room settings. For this example, click Account Settings.
  4. Click the Account Profile tab and scroll down to the Devices heading, then click the toggle next to Allow Multi-Camera Mode.
  5. Choose which cameras you would like to enable and select the Default camera mode from the drop down window.
  6. (Optional) If you are editing a specific Zoom Room in the location hierarchy you can set the Camera presets after enabling Multi-Camera mode. 

Note: enabling this setting will automatically disable Smart Gallery (Multi-Stream) mode. 

How to use Multi-Camera mode in a Zoom Room

  1. Start or join the meeting from your Zoom Rooms controller.
  2. Tap Camera Control.
  3. Use the available options to configure the camera feeds. 

Note: Administrators can use Multi-Camera mode to configure additional standalone cameras for use with Smart Gallery or Intelligent Director.

How remote attendees experience Multi-Camera mode

Remote attendees will be able to view the video feeds of all enabled cameras (up to four) from the Zoom Room if they are using the Gallery, Side-by-Side, or Thumbnail views. Individual camera video feeds may be pinned by attendees or spotlighted by the meeting host. Each Zoom Room camera video feed is displayed as a distinct meeting participant with full resolution appropriate for the current view.

By default, the individual camera video feeds are labeled based on the name of the Zoom Room itself, with the secondary feeds appending a dash and a number. For example, the main camera video feed could be named “Home Room” and the secondary camera feeds “Home Room - 2”, “Home Room - 3”, and “Home Room - 4”. Users with access to the room's settings can rename each camera feed if they prefer to display custom names to participants.