What is Centre Stage?
The Centre Stage uses Apple’s ultra-wide camera on the iPad Pro and relies heavily on machine learning to transform how users can participate in video calls. What happens is that as you move around, the camera automatically pans to keep you right in the centre of the frame. When others join in or leave the call, the view expands or zooms in. It works quite well and at first is a bit ‘freaky’ to see but once you are familiar, it really makes the whole experience better.
Does Centre Stage work with
Yes, it does. As expected it works really well with FaceTime but there’s support for Zoom, Google Meet and other third-party video calling apps.
How does Centre Stage work?
To get started with Centre Stage in FaceTime, simply open the Settings app and tap on FaceTime. Now you will have to toggle on the Centre Stage setting for it to work with FaceTime calls. During a call you have the option to turn it off or turn it on back again. For other video calling apps, you don’t need to do turn it on as it worked automatically for us.
Do note that Centre Stage works only on the new 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro models.