CamTwist is a very straightforward virtual camera program that acts as an input in programs like Zoom, that you can customize. With this, you can do things like Picture in Picture, side by side applications, green screening, and loads of different live-streaming uses.
Once you have it downloaded and installed, it should show up as a webcam option in Zoom. You can access this by selecting the arrow next to the Stop Video button in Zoom.
From here, there is one final process to get it ready to work for you: configuring the stream settings. CamTwist comes installed with settings automatically configured to a very small, low frame rate option.
Navigate to the
CamTwist Dropdown menu in the top left corner, and select
In the Preferences window, you'll want to change the
Frame rate to
30, and the the
Video Size to
1080. This will likely be a clear, visible stream size. If your video starts to stutter or slow down, you might want to adjust the size to
The menu system in CamTwist is long, but fairly basic. The goal is to
At this point, you should either
PiP. Select will just send the feed through in full screen, and Picture in Picture will give you size and position options to customize.
The three that are seemingly most useful are
Desktop+, but here is a quick rundown of what each option does.
First, I'd want to add inputs for
PiP elements. They'll end up on top of one another, so you may only see one to start off with.
Next, you'll want to adjust
Scale options for each stream. At this point, you can also play around with
Chroma Keying, and any graphical elements you might want to include!
Finally, to confine my screen to be only Powerpoint, I'll check off
Confine to Application Window and select my Google Slides option. And in this case, I can still see my top URL bar in my browser window, so I'll use the
Select Capture Area to remove it.
At this point, I can present as I normally would!