User Guide for Cisco Unified Personal Communicator for Macintosh, Release 1.2
Using Video With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator for Macintosh
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Using Video With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Table Of Contents

Using Video With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

About Video Conversations

Before You Use Video

Viewing Video

Working With Video Conversations In Progress


Using Video With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator


About Video Conversations

Before You Use Video

Viewing Video

Working With Video Conversations In Progress

About Video Conversations

The following information applies to video conversations:

To view incoming video, you do not need a camera.

If you use video, people who do not have a video camera may see your image, even though you cannot see them.

Caller and callee can each decide whether to use video, or to use audio only.

Requirements apply. See Before You Use Video.

You can view video images in conversations with any of the following users:

People who use Cisco Unified Personal Communicator and are set up to use video

People who use Cisco Unified Video Advantage 2.0

People who use Cisco Unified IP Phone model 7985

People who use video endpoints connected with Cisco IPVC or Cisco Unified Videoconferencing products.

Other participants in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace or MeetingPlace Express video conferences.

Before You Use Video

In order to transmit your video image:

You must be set up to use video.

Specify your video camera in Cisco Unified Personal Communicator Preferences.

For best video quality, use a wired connection, not a wireless connection.

Phone Mode must be set to soft phone.

Another application, such as iChat, cannot be using the camera.

You should verify that your video camera is operating correctly.

Related Topics

About Video Conversations

Setting Up Your Video Camera, page 1-3

Specifying Your Audio and Video Devices, page 1-7

Choosing the Phone to Control, page 1-9

Viewing Video

Viewing Video

To...
Do This

View your video image

Choose Window > Video Preview.

Start a video conversation

 

1. Make sure you are ready to use video.

2. Click a name or entry in the console, then click .

If the other person does not answer the call with video, the call is connected as an audio-only call.

Add video to an audio conversation

1. Make sure you are ready to use video.

2. Make sure the conversation window is active, then choose Conversation > Add Video to Call.

If you do not see the video image of the other person, that person may not have a camera, may have chosen not to accept video, or may have chosen to receive video only.

If you are on a conference call, each person who wants to add video must perform this action.


Related Topics

About Video Conversations

Before You Use Video.

Working With Video Conversations In Progress

Problems with Video, page 10-11

Problems Starting Calls, page 10-6

Working With Video Conversations In Progress

By default, your image appears as a picture-in-picture inside the larger window that shows the image of the other person.

A pulsating video icon in the conversation window indicates that your video image is being transmitted.

To...
Do This

Freeze (pause) or unfreeze the video image of you that other participants see

 

Make sure the conversation window is active, then choose Conversation > Pause Video.

Your view of yourself does not freeze.

Mute your audio so others cannot hear you

Change the volume you hear

Change your volume so other participants can hear you more easily

See Changing the Volume of a Call, page 3-8.

Move your own image to a different corner of the window.

Click and drag the picture-in-picture to the location you want it. It will snap to a corner.

Make your picture-in-picture image smaller or larger.

Control-click your image and choose a size.

View your image in a separate window.

Control-click the image and choose Detach Preview.

Move your separate image back to the picture-in-picture window

Close the window of your separate image.

Remove video from the conversation and continue with audio only.

This action affects all participants in the conversation.

 

Make sure the conversation window is active, then choose Conversation > Remove Video from Call.



Note If you use video while attending a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express meeting, see the documentation for that product for information about in-meeting functionality.


Related Topics

How To Work With Conversations in Progress, page 3-6