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Ecamm for Zoom Capture Modes

What are Zoom capture modes and why do they matter?

Updated over a week ago

BETA FEATURE

Ecamm for Zoom is a beta feature! This means that you'll need a beta version of the app to use any of the features describe here. Help us test this exciting new capability by downloading the Ecamm Live Beta.

Ecamm Live offers two “capture modes” for accessing Zoom participant audio and video. The two modes provide identical video quality, however they each have a different way of informing your Zoom participants that Ecamm Live is capturing their audio and video.

Livestreaming Capture Mode

By default, Ecamm Live accesses Zoom participant’s audio and video using Livestreaming Capture Mode. When this mode begins capturing, Zoom participants will see a message about the meeting being streamed.

Figure: This meeting is being livestreamed.

If you are not the meeting host, the host will be prompted for permission:

Figure: Request to livestream

Note that participants will see these messages even if you are not actually livestreaming.

Livestreaming Capture Mode cannot be used in a Zoom breakout room.

Recording Capture Mode

When the Recording Capture Mode is used, Zoom participants will instead hear a “recording in progress” message, and see a message about the meeting being recorded.

Figure: This meeting is being recorded.

If you are not the meeting host, the host will be prompted for permission:

Figure: Kayla is requesting to record this meeting

Note that participants will see these messages even if you are not actually recording.

Using the Recording Capture Mode prevents Ecamm Live’s embedded Zoom client from using the local or cloud recording features. Other participants can still use local or cloud recording if permitted by the meeting host.

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