Zoom's controls and features vary depending on how many devices are connected to a meeting. To get the full experience, it's helpful to connect a test laptop and test phone to see what the host computer's cameras, microphones, and optional screen share will look and sound like.
This test setup can also be helpful during the actual meeting with microphones muted and video turned off so you can monitor things and make sure everything looks good for both desktop and mobile participants. You can also rename the client devices so they are not confused as attendees.
What you'll need:
Roland switcher with built-in or external USB Capture Device
Zoom Host Laptop
Zoom Test Client Laptop
Zoom Test Client Phone
- Optional dedicated Presentation Laptop to output to a switcher input
Make sure the client devices have their microphones muted and headphones connected to check the host laptop's audio quality.
Once there are 3 devices in a test meeting, Spotlight becomes available. This feature allows you to prominently display a participant's camera feed for everyone. You can also add and remove additional camera feed's to additional spotlight windows.
Do not use Pin, as that only changes the view for you and not all participants.
You can also run your Roland Switcher as a screen share source. This will increase your resolution, but decrease your frame rate. More info is in this article to help you decide if this improves your workflow or not.
Once everything is configured, you can start testing the Roland switcher to see how things look on the test client devices. If you would like additional resources on how to set up features like Picture in Picture or the Downstream Keyer, please e-mail product support at roland.com/backstage and we will send some resources to get you started.