How the New Webcam Tray Works (New)

Modified on Sun, 05 Sep 2021 at 09:08 AM

With Flow release 1.6.0 we introduced a new way to organize the webcams for your convenience. Now there is a webcam tray on the left (a small column on the left).  

Webcam tray displays when someone is,

  • Assigned to the Storyboard item and it is active (played)
  • The assigned presenter(s) is/are ON AIR

In order for you to be able to show one or more presenter portraits (when the mic is on) or the webcam footage in the Webcam Tray, 

  1. You'll need to add any of the following content blocks to your Storyboard
  2. Once you've selected a content block for your Storyboard, the next thing you need to do is simply activate your microphone/webcam
  3. You will then notice the Webcam Tray available on the left column of your screen. You can collapse/expand the tray with a simple click. By default, the tray is expanded. It also expands when someone reloads/refreshes the page
  4. This is how it looks like when you have your microphone and webcam enabled at the same time
  5. If you will only enable the microphone and the webcam disabled, The AV Tray will only display a webcam portrait

Question: Is it a MUST to have a Storyboard item assigned to display a presenter's portrait or webcam of a presenter or a set of presenters?

The answer is NO. You can have presenters show up in the webcam tray even without assigning to storyboard items (this is not a new feature). Here's how to do it

  1. Have the presenter's webcam on or microphone turned on
  2. Have the HOST open the AV Controls panel and click the ON-AIR button of that specific presenter(s)

For more information about How to View or Hide Webcams, click here.

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