CollabOS Guide > 3. Features > 3.5 RightSight 2 Grid View
RightSight 2 Grid View, available with CollabOS 1.8 or higher, brings an entirely new experience to RightSight in addition to existing group framing technology (Group View) and active speaker framing technology (Speaker View). Grid View enables equitable representation in meetings by cutting out empty space and zooming in on people to fill their frame. In-person meeting participants can be displayed in up to four different grids.
Grid View is currently in beta; while it’s being refined, we welcome your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RightSight 2 Grid View uses the two-camera system in Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini to detect and frame all meeting participants clearly. Grid View gives everyone more equitable representation in the meetings by cutting out empty space and zooming in on people to fill their frame.
When Grid View is enabled, Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini will return to their center position. Mechanical PTZ of the camera will be disabled as the camera utilizes digital PTZ to frame participants in Grid View.
Participants who are close to each other from the camera’s point of view will be grouped together to avoid duplicating them in multiple streams. In the example below, the right two participants are grouped because they are sitting close together. If you’d like to avoid grouping, participants can be spaced further apart.
Note: Participants sitting at the edge of the camera’s field of view (FOV) may create large groups that include people sitting at the center of the table.
In Zoom Rooms (Appliance), Rally Bar or Rally Bar Mini provides one full room view stream and up to four participant streams, for a total of five streams. For other supported platforms, each participant grid will be combined to fit into a single video stream.
- Rally Bar running CollabOS 1.8 and above.
- Rally Bar Mini running CollabOS 1.8 and above.
- Zoom Rooms Appliance
- Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows
- Zoom Rooms Appliance
Note: Additional platforms will be supported in upcoming releases.
For Zoom Rooms Appliance, Grid View on Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini will produce up to five individual video streams in the Zoom call. The first stream will be a full room view.
For Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows, Grid View on Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini will produce up to one video stream with up to four individual grids. This will not include a full room view.
Enable Grid View
Zoom Rooms (Appliance)
1. In Zoom Device Manager (ZDM), go to Room Management > Zoom Rooms > Account Settings > Devices and set "Maximum Stream Count" to 5. This can be done in room level settings or account level settings to apply to all rooms.
2. In Zoom Rooms Controller or Zoom Device Manager, enable "Multi-Stream."
3. If you prefer the single-stream Grid View experience, select "Auto-Framing + Multi-Focus Framing."
Microsoft Teams Rooms (Windows)
Use Sync App (version 2.5.293 and above) or Sync Portal to enable Grid View on your USB device. Choose your Rally Bar or Rally Bar Mini > Camera. Make sure RightSight 2 is enabled and select Grid View.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why am I seeing fewer than five streams?
If you are a Zoom Rooms customer, make sure that ZDM settings have been modified to allow five streams. Make sure there are at least four participants in the room; Grid View assigns a minimum of one person per stream.
If you have modified your settings and have four people in the room, you may be seeing fewer streams due to Grid View’s grouping capability. On screen, Grid View groups meeting participants who are close to each other to avoid showing duplicates of them in multiple streams. To see more streams, participants can sit further apart.
What upcoming improvements to Grid View can I expect?
- Fixes to known issues
- Improved grouping logic
- Removal of the additional streams when there is only one meeting room participant
- Support for additional platforms, including Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android, Google Meet, and others.
- Ability to specify camera zones that limit the area in the room from which participants will be detected and framed.
Why can’t I enable Grid View in MTRoW?
Enabling Grid View in an MTRoW room requires the latest version of Sync App (minimum version 2.5.293). If you still cannot enable Grid View, it may help to reset your device.
Why is the camera image quality different between Grid View and Speaker View?
Grid View uses digital zoom to create video streams of individual meeting participants. In comparison, Speaker View leverages the optical zoom capabilities of Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini to frame the active speaker(s).
If you are facing a device specific issue, we recommend opening a ticket with Prosupport.