Posted by Rossco1/ Jason April 13, 2021, 03:30:26 pm
Ivan (SillySock7) did below a few weeks ago…but I’ve not had chance to post. So over to you Ivan:-
The essential video settings are pretty straightforward, and can be found under Settings > Video. Pick the source you’d like to use from the dropdown menu and make sure to check the box labeled HD to get the best possible quality out of your recording device:
The rest of the settings are mostly personal preference and can be left as is. One thing worth checking while still in the Video tab however is to make sure the checkbox to “See myself as the active speaker while speaking” is activated. If it is disabled you will see the host on the main feed instead of seeing yourself while performing if you are not actively being spotlighted by the host.
Background & Effects
Please ensure Background is set to None for optimum clarity when performing.
On no account should you use the Blur virtual background.
Zoom offers the option to ‘Turn On Original Sound’ which disables various filters and noise suppression. This option can be found under Settings > Audio > Music and Professional Audio. Once you activate it and restart zoom you’ll be able to see a blue button in the top left corner when you start a meeting. It is also highly recommended to turn on ‘High fidelity music mode’ as well to get the best possible audio quality output:
It should be noted that if you are using an audio interface as the source which has multiple inputs, Zoom only supports two inputs simultaneously. These inputs are transmitted and mixed as mono by default, so if you are planning on using a stereo setup the ‘Stereo audio’ option needs to be enabled here also.
Once Zoom has been restarted and a meeting has been started, a blue button will appear in the upper-left corner of the window:
Clicking the button will enable Original Sound and the small arrow to the right opens a dropdown menu which will allow you to pick your input source.
Also notice the ‘Record’ button at the bottom of the screen. This lets you record yourself, which is a great way to test your audio/video equipment, audio output levels, guitar pre-amp settings, etc. ahead of time. Once you are done recording and leave the meeting Zoom will automatically convert your video for you and conveniently open a window with the relevant files.