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Types of video layout

The following video layouts are available for all meetings.

Video layout
In this layout, the current speaker is given prominence with the largest pane. Other participants are displayed in a strip below the current speaker. A maximum of five participants appear in the strip. Counters display the numbers of additional audio and video participants in the meeting
In this layout, every participant is given equal prominence in equal-sized panes. The number of panes is determined by the number of participants in the meeting. Up to 25 participants are shown. Counters display the numbers of additional audio and video participants in the meeting
In this layout, only the current speaker is seen in a large pane. This layout is sometimes known as ‘speaker-only’. Counters display the numbers of additional audio and video participants in the meeting
In this layout, the current speaker is given prominence in the largest pane. The size of that pane is determined by the number of other people in the meeting. Every participant remains visible at all times up to a maximum of 10 participants. Counters display the numbers of additional audio and video participants in the meeting

The image below show a meeting using the equal panes layout:

The image below shows a speaker only layout:

The image below shows the speaker with strip layout:

Set default layouts

Every organization has a default video layout for meetings. This is set in the StarLeaf Portal in My organization > Edit organization > Advanced settings:

This is the default video layout for new ad hoc and scheduled meetings. However, individual users can override this:

  • For ad hoc meetings, users can choose a different layout for all their ad hoc meetings in the StarLeaf Portal > My profile (refer to Edit your own profile)
  • For scheduled meetings, user can choose a different layout when they schedule a meeting (refer to How to schedule a meeting)
  • During a meeting, StarLeaf endpoint users can override the video layout and choose a different layout just for their own view

Smart Layouts

Smart Layouts provide a content-aware video meeting experience. Video, content and/or self-view panes do not overlap each other in a video meeting using Smart Layouts. This feature is applicable to single-screen room systems only.

Descriptions of Smart Layout options

Content and strip
In this layout, the shared content is shown in the largest pane. Participants are shown in a strip of panes below content, with up to 8 participants visible onscreen. Counters will display the number of additional meeting participants.
Content, speaker and panes
In this layout, the shared content and current speaker are shown in the largest panes. Participants are shown in smaller panes with up to 11 participants visible onscreen. Counters will display the number of additional meeting participants.
Content and panes
In this layout, the shared content is shown in the largest pane. Participants (including the speaker) are shown in panes below and to the right of content, with up to 8 participants visible onscreen. Counters will display the number of additional meeting participants.
Content and PiP
This layout shows only the shared content and the current speaker. Counters will display the number of additional meeting participants.

Layouts for dual screen room systems

Room systems with two screens attached (screen A and screen B), show full-screen self view under the following circumstances:

  • in a call, with self view enabled, and no computer connected, screen B shows self view
  • off hook, but not in a call, and no computer connected, screen B shows self view
  • off hook, but not in a call, with a computer connected, screen A shows self view

The table below shows what is displayed and when in a dual-screen room system.

Room system state Screen A Screen B
Not in a call Leaf icon Local PC or Leaf icon
In a call Remote video Local PC or self view or Leaf icon
Receiving content Remote video Shared PC
Sharing content Remote video Local PC