How do I share my webcam video in Adobe Connect?

Hosts, presenters, and participants with enhanced rights can simultaneously share video from webcams connected to their computers.

You can select the webcam feed to broadcast if you have multiple webcams working. If a user changes the selection or a connected webcam is unplugged, the change happens in real time. Also, Adobe Connect remembers this setting, irrespective of the Adobe Flash Player settings on the local machine.


About video layouts

To display the video feeds in a meeting, Filmstrip and Grid layouts are available. In Filmstrip layout, the main video occupies most of the Video pod area and the rest of the videos appear as smaller feeds within a filmstrip. Hosts, Presenters, and participants with enhanced video rights can set a video feed as the primary video from among all the video feeds.

In Full Screen mode, the Title bar is not visible and only the video feeds are displayed. Hover the pointer at the upper edge of the full screen video to access the menu options and the Exit Full Screen button.

Filmstrip mode allows participants to focus on one speaker

When a meeting host switches to Filmstrip layout, the Host’s video is the main video. A host can mark any video as the main video. If any feed is hidden from the strip, a scroll icon is available at the end. Any user can scroll the strip on either sides to see other available feeds. Scrolling the feed does not impact the display of other users.

Layout Aspect ratio on Windows Aspect ratio on Mac
Grid User defined Widescreen (16:9) with pillar boxing
Filmstrip User defined Widescreen displayed in 4:3 ratio


When using Filmstrip mode, Adobe Connect typically consumes less bandwidth and processor, as compared to, the Grid Mode. This provides a better meeting experience for all the attendees.

Share your video

  1. Click the Start My Webcam button in the main menu bar or Video pod.

    In the Video pod, a preview image appears so you can adjust camera position. If you want to use a different connected camera, select it from the Video pod menu .

    To cancel video sharing, click outside the preview image in the Video pod.

  2. Click Start Sharing to broadcast your video to all participants.
  3. To pause or stop video, hover the mouse over Video pod, and click the Pause or Stop icons.

    When video is paused, the last image broadcast from your camera remains static in the Video pod until you click Play  to resume broadcasting. When video is stopped, the broadcast image disappears entirely.

    Hosts can pause or stop video from any attendee.

  4. Webcam video in Video pod and the available controls. A. Stop sharing the webcam


    B. Hosts can switch to the Grid layout when multiple webcams are being used


    C. Hosts can switch to the Filmstrip layout when multiple webcams are being used


    D. Make the Video pod full screen.


    E. Menu icon to access all options of the Video pod


    F. Close video (appears when a meeting host or a meeting presenter hovers pointer over the video)


    G. Pause video (appears when anyone hovers pointer over the video)To optimize bandwidth consumption, share your video using the Adobe Connect addin. A persistent notifier to use the addin is displayed. For details about addin, see Sharing a computer screen, document, or whiteboard.(Notification to use addin for video sharing)

    Settings to share webcam video

    You can access various options either directly from the Video pod menu by accessing Video pod preferences.

    • In Filmstrip mode, to set a video as the main video, hover pointer over the video and click Set as Main Video.

    • You can maximize the Video pod within the meeting room. Click the icon , and click Maximize.

    • You can select a particular webcam to use in your meetings from the Video pod. Click the menu icon , and from the Select Camera option, choose one of the attached webcams.

    • Hosts can select either the Filmstrip or the Gird layout. Alternatively, click  or  icon in the title bar of the Video pod.

    • You can make the Video pod Full Screen. In Full Screen mode, the Title bar is not visible. Hover the pointer at the upper edge of the full screen video to access the menu options and the Exit Full Screen button. Alternatively, hit escape key to turn off the full screen mode.

      Note: Full Screen mode is different from the Maximize option. When the former option is used, a Video pod occupies the entire screen, whereas when the latter is used, the Video pod occupies the entire meeting room.

    • Hosts and Presenters can enforce their view settings for all the attendees, by clicking Force Presenter View.

      Note: Force Presenter View option in the Video pod is not available in Break Out rooms.

    • In the Preferences, select Disable Webcam Preview to disable preview when you start your webcam and start sharing the video.

    • In the Preferences, select Highlight Active Speakers to visually highlight the video of the speaker who is speaking at the moment. Multiple videos are highlighted, if multiple participants are speaking simultaneously.

    • You can choose the aspect ratio from the two available options—Standard (4:3) and Wide Screen (16:9). These changes are applicable to all the participants sharing their webcam.


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