Quick Tip: How to fix camera flickering in Microsoft Teams

For the last 18+ months, there’s been a huge increase in the number of video calls (apparently something to do with a pandemic?). For some people this has caused them a huge amount of frustration if they’re near a source of LED lighting, as it appears on camera as a flicker, this can become even more prominent when using background effects or filters.

Thankfully Microsoft Teams has a built in solution! From the main Microsoft Teams client window, click on the three dots and then choose settings.

From settings, you’ll want to select “Devices” from the left hand side, then scroll down to the “Camera” section.

Under the camera section you’ll have a clickable link labelled “Open camera settings”, you’ll then see a screen such as below:

To resolve this problem, all you need to do is change your PowerLine Frequency setting, most commonly in the UK this needs to be changed from 60 Hz to 50 Hz, but if you’re using 50 Hz and having this problem, you can change this to 60 Hz.

Once you click okay, your video feed should be looking clean!

Hope this helps!

By micoolpaul

Technical Consultant at Nexus Open Systems. Focusing on Veeam, VMware & Microsoft Productivity and Infrastructure stacks.

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