Applies an rule-of-thirds grid overlay to the self-preview

Sender-Side Option! (&push)


  • &ruler

  • &thirds


Example: &grid=./media/thirdshead.svg


(no value given)

adds a white rule-of-thirds grid overlay

(encoded URL)

adds an image as a overlay


Applies an rule-of-thirds grid overlay to the self-preview video window. This is useful for passively nudging guests to better center themselves while on camera.

As of v19.0, this only works for guests of a room or of a faux-room. It doesn't yet support basic push/view links, as those don't use the auto-mixer code, which is where this code is currently applied.

Changes in Version 22

Added the option to customize the &grid effect by passing an image link (can help center guests).

A transparent PNG or an SVG file are the recommended options.

It will stretch to cover the camera preview-area, so probably best to keep things 16:9 aspect if needed.

URL can be URL-encoded, for more complex URLs. Simple URLs might work without.

Technically this can be used as an overlay for other things, but it only works with the self-preview.

Example: https://vdo.ninja/?push&grid=./media/thirdshead.svg

Leave the passed value empty if you wish to have the white basic rule-of-thirds show as default.

You can encode your URL here: https://www.urlencoder.org/

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