Sharing a webcam video
Pairing well is all about communication, and there's so much information sent through someone's facial expressions. Seeing your pair's face while working really makes you feel more connected to them.
- Sharing a webcam - How to start sharing
- Showing a self-view - How to see your own webcam persistently on screen
- Changing the webcam in-use - How change the webcam once you've started sharing
- Using effects with your webcam - How to blur or modify your webcam
- Webcam preferences - How to set webcam preferences
Sharing a webcam
To add a webcam video, click the "Start Webcam" icon in the popover UI:
You'll be shown a preview of your webcam's feed so you can adjust your lighting or background:
Note: this preview won't be seen by your pair, even if you're already sharing your desktop with them.
Once you click "Start Sharing", the preview disappears and your video stream will be shown to your pair.
Here's what that window looks like:
When you aren't sharing your webcam feed, you can bring up the camera preview via an option in the dropdown:
Showing your own webcam self-view
Once you are sharing your webcam, you can opt to see your own webcam preview persistently on screen by clicking "Detach Preview" on the webcam preview in the Tuple dropdown:
This will either make the preview window it's own separate window if you're the only one sharing your webcam, or it will show your self-view in a small window if others are sharing:
Clicking the gear icon shown in the top right on hover will allow you to change the layout of the webcam feeds and the size of your own self-view. Also, double clicking on your own self-view will toggle between smaller and larger views.
Changing the Webcam in use while sharing
You can swap out the webcam in use when you are sharing a webcam by selecting the camera you'd prefer to share by selecting it from the dropdown:
Using effects on your webcam
Note: Tuple does not currently have native support for background blur, or webcam effects.
Tuple does allow the usage of virtual cameras as a webcam source. You can use third party softwares such as Krisp.ai or OBS to add video backgrounds.
If you're using a Mac with Apple silicon, you can use the built-in background blur support. Select "Video effects" from the Control Center panel, and you will be able to turn it on for any app individually:
Then select "Portrait" mode to add the blur:
Setting your webcam resolution preference
You can set the webcam resolution in your preferences. Setting the resolution will automatically change the resolution on any current calls.
You might need to tweak your resolution depending on your network connection. If you have a high-speed connection and want maximum webcam quality, set your preference to high. If you're working with a relatively poor connection, set your preference to medium: