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Pane 1 Tools Available
This will contain attendee info for web cam, video, and audio.
Stream Live Web Cams
Once the Host or Co-Presenter enables the webcam for an attendee, in the Attendee menu, their webcam icon will change from a gray camera icon with a line going through it to a white camera icon.
This is what it looks like when the attendee's webcam has not been allowed by the Host or Co-Presenter.
This is what it looks like when the attendee's webcam has been allowed by the Host or Co-Presenter.
Once the webcam has been allowed by the Host or Co-Presenter, you can turn on your webcam by clicking on the webcam icon at the top of pane 1 or by clicking on the web cam icon in the Attendee list.
From an attendee's perspective, only the Host or the Co-Presenter can switch the view for which webcam will be considered the primary webcam.
The remaining webcams will appear below in filmstrip view.
*In the screenshot below, the primary webcam is indicated by the red outline*
When 6 cameras are actively streaming, the seventh camera will enable a scrolling option which will appear at the bottom right and left areas of pane 1.
Using Webcam Backgrounds and Filters
Jigsaw has made it easy to apply a background, overlay, or effect to your webcam using one of several free (or inexpensive) options. Here are a few we have tested and know work with webcams within a Jigsaw session. Click the name of the software to go to the website for that application.
This application is available free or as an inexpensive "lifetime" version. It is simple to use.
1. Once installed, open the application and select the background/filter of your choice.
2. In the Jigsaw session (or on the Landing Page before entering the session), simply select "Chromacam" as your camera.
3. When you apply that camera, you will see it in your Jigsaw session.
4. You can keep the ChromaCam window open and switch backgrounds without making any further changes in Jigsaw.
ManyCam also has free and lifetime versions available. There is a bit more work involved to use ManyCam, but it does have a lot of flexibility.
1. Start the app and choose the borders, backgrounds, objects, etc. you wish you use. You can choose many at the same time, layer them, and create more complex camera moods or environments, if you are the creative type.
2. In the Jigsaw session (or on the Landing Page before entering), simply select "ManyCam" as your camera.
3. When you apply that camera, you will now see it in your Jigsaw session.
Do you want to have some fun?? Snap Camera is more appropriate for relaxed environments and has more facial effects than full backgrounds. But, its head/face tracking and camera technology is one of the best! You can install it for free and use it when everyone needs some comic relief. It is also very simple to use!
1. Start the App and choose the “Lens” of your choice.
2. In my Jigsaw session (or on the Landing Page before entering), simply select "Snap Camera" as your camera.
3. Apply that Camera choice, and you are now Grogu/Baby Yoda (or the character/lens filter of your choice)!
Essentially, any of these apps, set themselves up as a virtual camera. Simply select the one of your choice as your camera in Jigsaw, and you are set!
When the Host or Co-Presenter plays a video in the session, attendees can watch the video in pane 1. The volume level can be adjusted by moving the slider from left to right in the bottom right-hand corner of pane 1. To maximize the video, click the "Maximize Me" icon in pane 1.
Listen To Audio
When the Host or Co-Presenter plays an audio file in the session, attendees can listen and adjust the sound level by moving the volume slider from left to right.
Personal Webcam Recording
If your organization subscribes to it, your Host/Co-Host can record your Webcam stream. This means if the Host/Co-Host clicks a small record button on your Webcam stream (where your Webcam appears in Pane 1), it can record your video and audio stream. This can then be shown in Pane 1 or released for review in Pane 4 for items such as Role Playing, Speeches, etc.