When you are in a video call, you see a panel similar to the one shown below:

  • add new participant: escalates the call to an ad hoc conference by adding another participant to the call
  • share my PC screen: if a laptop or other digital source is connected to the GTm, you can share it with video call participants
  • Display tab: provides you with options for the screen layout and to switch self-view off and on

Adding people to your video call

When you are in a call you can add participants, escalating it to an ad hoc conference. When you add another participant, they choose whether or not to accept the call as they would when receiving a direct call. If the participant accepts, they are added to the conference. A list of conference participants is shown in the in-call panel.

Tap x on the participant icon to remove a person from the conference, then click yes to confirm that you want to remove the participant.

To leave a conference, slide the slide to end call toggle to the right. This does not end the conference; other participants will remain on the call. The conference is only terminated when everyone leaves the call.

Changing what you see in a video call

Press the Display tab to change what you can see in a video call.

The Display tab gives you these options:

  • video: This is the default setting for a video call until a participant shares a screen from a connected device. If you are viewing a shared screen, tap video to return to the video view
  • my PC: tap to view the device that is connected to the GTm. Remember that other people in the video call may still be able to see you
  • shared PC: This view is automatically selected when someone starts sharing their screen. If there is no shared device, no shared PC is displayed. If the shared device goes into hibernation while connected, attached PC is asleep is displayed
  • self-view: Use the self-view toggle to either see or hide yourself from your display. Self-view displays the view of you that other people see when you are in a video call. Switching it off does not prevent participants from seeing you. To prevent people from seeing you in a video call, press the Video mute button on the touchscreen controller
  • PiP control: The Picture-in-Picture view. Tap and drag the PiP control to move the PiP view around the display. If you are viewing local or shared content, tap x on the PIP┬ácontrol to hide PiP and tap +┬áto display PiP again. In one display systems, if a shared device is present in a call but the main screen view is video, the PiP cannot be hidden

Screen layout behavior differs if you have one or two screens attached. For more information, refer to Layouts for dual display room systems .

Changing what people see in a video call

Camera presets

Room systems can have up to five camera presets that allow you to adjust the camera focus of your video. For example, you can set a camera to point towards one part of the room and zoom in, when selected. To select a camera preset, open the Camera Control tab and press the star button for the camera preset that you want. The video adjusts automatically to the preset configuration. You can swap between presets at any time.

The camera presets are added in Maestro. For more information on setting camera presets, refer to Meeting room management.

Active cameras

Multiple cameras can only be used with the GTm 5250.

You can have up to three cameras connected to the GTm 5250 but only one camera can be active at a time. These three cameras can use the camera presets to determine which camera is in use and what the cameras focus on in the meeting room.

If multiple cameras are connected to the codec, the active camera is selected in the camera control tab on the touchscreen controller.

To select or change the active camera, tap any camera in the camera control tab. If you are in a meeting, the video immediately switches to the active camera and the configured preset view.

Layouts for dual display room systems

Room systems with two displays attached (screen 1 and screen 2 connected to HDMI ports 1 and 2 on the rear of the codec), show the full screen self-view under the following circumstances:

  • In a call, with self-view enabled and no computer connected, screen 1 shows self-view
  • Off hook, but not in a call and no computer connected, screen 1 shows self-view
  • Off hook, but not in a call with a computer connected, screen 2 shows self-view

The table below shows what is displayed and when in a dual display room system with a PC connected.

Room system state Screen 1 Screen 2
Not in a call Local PC or leaf icon The meeting room main screen
In a call Local PC, self-view, or leaf icon Remote video
Receiving content Shared PC Remote video
Sharing content Local PC Remote video