I’m just wondering if this is actually coming or not. It has been over a year. It doesn’t seem like it should be so hard. Yes having each video be a separate part let me explain how easy this should be.
When we do our podcast we have 3 of us. We also have guests that pop on. Not always. But sometimes. Right now Zoom is basically unusable. I can’t display capture and crop because the videos move. If someone leaves the screen resizes and resets. When there are three of us the screens are shown in a certain way. When we add our guest the entire layout changes. I can see where that is useful for some but for those of us streaming and capturing obs, we need the videos to stay where we want them. Can’t your devs come up with something like that? Layout editor?
It could ask how many video screens do you want. Let’s say I put 4. Okay so the screen comes up and there are four boxes for videos. Even if I’m alone there would be three empty black boxes. Let’s say I’m in the top left box. So I should be able to lock myself there. And now If I display capture zoom and crop it down to just me, then I now have a video feed of myself that will not move. If I turn my camera off my avatar appears. But I will always be in box one. That’s all we want.
Now my cohost arrives. I admit him from waiting room and I can place him in box 2. Then lock it. Now I have a display capture showing him. See now if I were to leave or lose signal. His box remains and doesn’t move and readjust. Then we add our third and he is cropped as well. So now those are all on obs to play as I want. Now when we have guests, when they join they will pop into box 4.
This allows me to use lower thirds. Show videos and resize the participants etc etc. this is a no brainer and yes I paid for pro but if this isn’t added in 6 months when my license is over I’ll be certainly looking elsewhere. Simple layout and locks are slot hat is needed