What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams now supports content cameras.
- Content cameras help share whiteboards in meetings, including making a presenter translucent.
- To use these features, you need to use one of three supported webcams.
Microsoft Teams recently gained support for content cameras. These cameras work with Microsoft Teams to identify a whiteboard and use image processing to show off the contents of the whiteboard even if a person walks in front of the whiteboard. The feature works in Microsoft Teams Rooms which can be used to enhance meetings with a wide range of peripherals. Only three cameras can be used as content camera inside Microsoft Teams right now.
A Microsoft Docs page includes a detailed guide on how to set up a camera to work with Microsoft Teams. It also has a video that shows off the ability to make a presenter translucent. When Microsoft Teams works with a content camera, the system records everything that's written on a whiteboard and makes content visible at all times. As soon as a presenter moves out the way, content is saved and then remains on the screen even when the presenter blocks the view of the whiteboard.
Really quick video demo of the #MicrosoftTeams Room Content Camera in action.— Randy Chapman (@randychapman) September 6, 2019
As soon as you select Content Camera, it finds the whiteboard in the room, frames it, zooms in. When you step in front, you're translucent. Then it builds out drawn content as it sees it. Really cool! pic.twitter.com/lrNHf6XH1i
This 4K webcam can be used as a content camera in Microsoft Teams Rooms to make a presenter translucent so you can always see the whiteboard.
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