Changing Zoom’s Resolution

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The resolution of your video classes can have a big impact on the overall experience – high resolution makes everything feel crisper and closer to in-person discussions. The guide illustrates how to change the resolution of Zoom calls, reducing pixelation from default settings. 

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Note: To reduce their bandwidth during their rapid growth following the pandemic, Zoom has recently limited HD videos to calls with only two participants, and will use standard definition with three or more participants. For the time being, it is not possible to raise the resolution within a classroom environment

Enabling HD video calls

To change the resolution of Zoom calls, first log into the Zoom platform, then:

  1. Select Settings on the left bar
  2. Select the Meeting tab
  3. Scroll down, and adjust the toggle bar for Group HD Video calls

 

Option to enable Group HD video calls from within Zoom settings

Understanding the impact of changing the Group HD video setting

Once the Group HD Video setting has been changed, it will enable higher quality video calls for both you and participants on video calls that you initiate (it does not impact the resolution of your video on calls initiated by others). At present this change is limited to calls with only two participants and the resolution is increased from 640 x 360 to  1280 x 720.

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