# PTZ camera control

During conferences, you can rotate and zoom users' PTZ cameras (including cameras of video conferencing endpoints).

You can control conference participants' PTZ cameras only if you are a conference moderator.

PTZ camera control is carried out using the UDP/RTP/Q.922/H.224/H.281 protocols.

# How to manage access to my camera

By default, PTZ camera control is available on request. This means that if you attempt to control a camera, its owner will see the notification about the request to take control of their camera.


In client application settings, you can disable this option. You can prohibit sending requests (thereby making your camera unavailable for external control) or allow all users to access your camera in one click without having to ask for permission.

To do this, go to Settings → Audio and Video → PTZ camera control, choose one of three options under Who can control my PTZ camera heading: Ask me each time, Everyone or Nobody.


# How to control other users' cameras

To control the camera, click on the button /client/media/gui/control_ptz/en.png in the user's video window or right-click on the video window and select Control camera in the pop-up menu.

If a user enabled Ask me each time in camera control settings, the application will prompt you to send such a request. The user will receive a notification about your request.

After you have been granted access, the camera control panel will appear in the center of your video window.


You will be able to control the camera either with the buttons on this panel or with corresponding buttons on the keyboard.

# How to control my own PTZ camera

If you have selected a PTZ camera in the client application, the /client/media/gui/control_ptz/en.png icon will appear in the corner of your video window. By clicking on this icon, you will open the camera control panel.