Late 2021 update: New app to Control Logitech webcam (C920, Brio, C922, C930 & more)

If you own a Logitech webcam like the popular C920, Brio, C922, or C930 and want more control over the zoom or positioning so you look better in virtual meetings on Zoom or Teams, in the past you could use the Logitech Camera Settings app. It has been discontinued and replaced by the Logi Tune app (Logitech announcement). This app allows you to zoom in the camera and adjust other settings even while you are in a Zoom, Teams, Webex, or Google Meet meeting.

Download and Install the Logitech Logi Tune app

Start by going to Logitech’s Support website at https://support.logi.com. It will likely direct you to the support site for your geographic region. Click on the Downloads item in the menu to see the apps you can download. Look for the Logi Tune app. Here’s what the page looked like when I wrote this article in December 2021.

The Logi Tune app is the purple icon with the white vertical bars on the left in the fifth row.

Click on the icon or the app name and it will take you to the download page after auto detecting your operating system (it comes for Windows or Mac). Download the app and install it on your computer.

Start/Join the Zoom or Teams meeting first with your video

A webcam can only feed one app at a time so in order to have your webcam working in the Zoom or Teams meeting, you need to join the meeting and turn on your webcam in the meeting. This is an important sequence to follow. If you start the Logi Tune app first, your webcam may not be available to the meeting platform and you will see an error message telling you that the selected webcam is not available. I have had some situations where the Logi Tune app is already open and it transfers control to the meeting app automatically but I wouldn’t assume that behavior will be consistent for all setups.

Start the Logi Tune app

Once your webcam is in use in the meeting, start the Logi Tune app that you installed. The first screen lists your devices. Click on the webcam you want to control. You will see the controls and settings but will not see a preview in the app. That’s because the webcam is showing in the meeting. In my experience the app often remembers the last settings you had applied which can save you time if you just want to use the previously set zoom and positioning.

Use the Controls and Settings in the app

Even though you don’t see the video preview in the app, it can still control the webcam and allow you to adjust what is being sent to the meeting platform. The controls and settings you have will depend on the webcam model as some models allow different adjustments.

The most common adjustment will be to zoom in so the other meeting attendees can better see your face. Use the “+” button on the Video tab of the app to zoom in or use the slider. You may have to wait a moment to see the adjustment in your video in the meeting. Once you have zoomed in, you can use the directional arrows to adjust yourself in the frame if you are cut off in any direction. Here’s the Video tab for my Logitech C920 in Windows after I have zoomed in so you can see the directional arrows.

Full-screen preview at the start of Teams meetings doesn’t show changes

If you are the only one in a Teams meeting at the start, you will not see the camera adjustments in the video preview that Teams shows you full screen before others join. When someone else joins the meeting, your small video preview in the lower corner will now show the adjustments. I am not sure why Teams does this but it is concerning when you don’t see the video change in full-screen preview mode at the start of the meeting. After everyone else leaves and you are the only one left in the meeting, the full-screen preview will correctly show any camera adjustments.

Default vs. zoomed in

Here’s what I look like with the default positioning. My camera is on top of my monitor about 24 inches from me.

Here’s what I look like with the camera zoomed in fifteen steps (which is just very small on the slider) and my image adjusted in the frame.

Now the attendees can see my facial expressions much better when I present.

Because the camera is showing less of your body, make sure that any hand gestures you use will still be seen in the camera frame.

Minimize the Logi Tune app during the meeting

Once you’ve used the Logi Tune app to adjust your video, minimize the app, leaving it running during the meeting. If you close the app, the adjustments you made to the video may be lost, so it is best to keep the app open and minimized during the meeting. This app takes very few resources and should not impact the performance of the computer in the meeting. When the meeting is over you can close the Logi Tune app.

Explore Color adjustment settings

The Color adjustment section in the Logi Tune app contains other settings you may want to adjust. I tend to leave these as the defaults but see if they might give you a better video in the meeting. I suggest you leave the autofocus, auto white balance, and auto exposure on as manually adjusting these can be a lot of work during a meeting.

Advantage over Logitech’s Capture app

Logitech also offers an app called Capture, that gives you control over the webcam. It actually is an app to capture video but it also offers a virtual camera to Zoom and Teams. The adjustments in the app allow you to show a better video in the meeting. The problem for some people is that there is a slight lag between the video being shown through the app and the audio being captured by the mic. This delay can be very distracting for the attendees. The Logi Tune app controls the webcam directly without adding any delay so the experience for the attendees is consistently better. Logitech also announced that the Capture app is being replaced by the G Hub gaming app so the Capture app won’t be available in the future.

Works when showing webcam in browser window

Using the Logi Tune app to control the video also works when you are showing your webcam video in a browser window. In this article I explain how to use a small HTML and javascript file to display the webcam video in a browser window. You then use Zoom’s multi-window sharing option to share your video beside your PowerPoint slides in Reading View. The Logi Tune app will adjust the video shown in the browser window.

Control your Logitech webcam with the Logi Tune app

By downloading the Logitech Logi Tune app you give yourself more control over your video in Zoom and Teams meetings.

Video

This video shows how to use the Logitech Logi Tune app in a virtual meeting.

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By Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 3.5 million times and liked over 14,000 times on YouTube.