User Guide for Cisco Unified Personal Communicator for Windows, Release 7.0
Using Video With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator
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Using Video With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

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Using Video With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Video Conversations

Viewing Video

Working With Video Conversations In Progress

Using Video With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Video Conversations

Viewing Video

Working With Video Conversations In Progress

Video Conversations

The following information applies to video conversations:

You can view incoming video if you do not have 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.

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

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator users set up to use video

Cisco Unified Video Advantage 2.0 users

Cisco Unified IP Phone model 7985 users

Users with video endpoints connected with Cisco IPVC or Cisco Unified Videoconferencing products.

Web conferencing participants.

Viewing Video

Before You Begin

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.

Cisco Unified Video Advantage or Cisco VT Advantage must not be running.

Phone Mode must be set to softphone.


Do This

View your video image

Choose View > Show Local Video from the menu bar at the top of the console.


Start a video conversation

Right-click a name and choose Place a Video Call.

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

Tip You can set your preferences to always place a video call when you double-click a name or Recent communications item other than voice mail.

Add video to an audio conversation

1. Make sure you are ready to use video.

2. Click the Add Video to Call icon in the active conversation window.

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

Use video in a standard, full-featured Cisco Unified MeetingPlace or Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express meeting

1. Dial out from the meeting.

2. Specify that you are dialing out to a video endpoint.

3. When Cisco Unified Personal Communicator rings, click the Answer with Video icon.

For details, see the Online Help for your conferencing application.

Note This procedure is distinct from web conferencing that you add through the conversation window in Cisco Unified Personal Communicator.

Related Topics

Installing and Setting Up Your Cisco Video Camera, page 1-3

Specifying Your Audio and Video Devices, page 1-9

Video Conversations

How to Solve Camera or Video Problems, page 9-16

How to Solve Call Initiation Problems, page 9-8

Working With Video Conversations In Progress


Do This

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

Click the Pause Video icon in the active conversation window.

Your view of yourself does not freeze.

Move your own image

Drag it to another corner.


Hide or show the image of yourself

Right-click in the image window and choose Show Local Video.

Resize the video images

To resize the incoming video image:

Drag an edge or corner of the conversation window.

To resize the image of yourself:

Choose View > Local Video Size from the menu in the conversation window, and choose an option.

If you resize an image using a menu, the size you see depends on the resolution of your display.


Remove video from the conversation and continue with audio only.

This action affects all participants in the conversation.

Click the Remove Video from Call icon in the conversation window.