Install and Manage Surface Hub Smart Camera
Surface Hub Smart Camera1 is designed for hybrid teams and optimized for remote participants. With a sharp focus on the foreground and background, remote participants can see people interact with content on the Surface Hub while viewing everyone else in the room. Surface Hub Smart Camera has a wide field of view greater than 136 degrees, automatic framing, high-quality glass optics, and a low light sensor.
Ultra-wide camera view includes people whiteboarding on extreme edges of 85" Hub
For Surface Hubs running Team OS, Surface Hub Smart Camera requires the following updates for the Windows 10 Team 2020 update (20H2) on Surface Hub 2S:
- Windows 10 Team 2020 Update 2 (KB5010415 or a subsequent Windows update)
- System Hardware Update-January 21, 2022 (or a subsequent System Hardware Update)
To learn more, refer to Surface Hub update history.
No additional updates are required for Surface Hubs migrated to run Windows 10/11 Pro or Enterprise.
Install smart camera
Attach the camera to the USB-C port in the middle of the top of Surface Hub 2S. The indicator LED will light briefly when the camera is connected and continuously when the camera is in use.
To remove the camera, pull up and forward. A magnetic tether prevents the camera from being knocked off or pulled backward.
The camera cover magnetically snaps to the front for privacy and the back for storage when not in use.
Do not place the cover in the vented slot at the top of the camera.
Manage automatic framing settings
Automatic framing dynamically zooms and keeps you centered in the video when you move around. How you manage the settings depends on the OS installed on Surface Hub:
- Windows 10 Team 2020 update (20H2)
- Windows 11 Desktop on Surface Hub
- Windows 10 Desktop on Surface Hub
Windows 10 Team 2020 update (20H2)
When you install the Surface Hub Smart Camera, automatic framing is enabled by default. Admins can manage automatic framing from Settings via an On/Off toggle that sets the automatic framing state at the start of each Surface Hub session.
To adjust automatic framing:
- On your Surface Hub 2S, sign in as Admin.
You'll need to reset the device if you don't know your username or admin password. For more information, see Reset and recovery for Surface Hub 2S.
- Open Settings and go to Surface Hub > Calling & Audio.
- Under Automatic framing, adjust the toggle as appropriate.
- Select End session; modified settings are applied when you start a new session.
If the toggle is set to On, automatic framing will always be on by default when users begin a session on Surface Hub. If the toggle is set to Off, automatic framing will always be off by default when starting a session on Surface Hub.
Manage camera settings via an MDM provider
Admins can manage automatic framing via the Surface Hub configuration service provider (CSP) from Intune or a third-party mobile device management (MDM) provider.
|CSP policy setting||Description|
|DefaultAutomaticFraming||If you turn on this policy setting, automatic framing is enabled. If you turn off this policy setting, automatic framing is disabled. If you don't configure this policy setting, automatic framing is enabled.|
To learn more, refer to the following pages:
Windows 11 Desktop on Surface Hub
If you've migrated your Surface Hub to run Windows 11 Pro or Windows 11 Enterprise, you'll need to turn on automatic framing for the Surface Hub Smart Camera. Automatic framing is turned off by default.
To turn on automatic framing, go to Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Manage Cameras> Surface Hub Smart Camera.
Windows 10 Desktop on Surface Hub
Automatic framing is always enabled and can't be disabled or otherwise configured.
Order Surface Hub Smart Camera
Purchase Surface Hub Smart Camera from your authorized Microsoft Surface reseller.
1 Surface Hub Smart Camera, sold separately starting March 16, 2022, dynamically adjusts the video feed for remote participants. Surface Hub Smart Camera is included in the box with Surface Hub 2S 85" and all models of Surface Hub 3.