3. Adjusting your appearance with the presenter panel

It’s your show.

Hi there! If you’re like us, you’re spending a lot more time on video than ever before. With mmhmm, we’re trying to make that a bit more fun and engaging. Clear, compelling video communication should be easy for everyone.

This article is meant to be a user manual of sorts, so read it in its entirety or use the table of contents to jump around. Check out other articles in this user manual on the right-hand side of this page.

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Table of contents

Adjusting your appearance with the Presenter panel

 

On the right-hand side of the interface, you’ll find the Presenter panel. This is where you can adjust how you appear to your audience. 

Presenter opacity

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This slider determines how translucent you appear on the Stage. Whenever you find yourself blocking your slide content, consider going partially translucent to allow your audience to “see-through” you. Alternatively, you can go completely translucent to disappear from the scene completely so that full attention is on your slides.

Presenter size

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This slider determines how big or small you appear on the Stage. Use this slider with the anchor buttons to determine which corner you shrink to or expand from when adjusting presenter size. 

Frame

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You have three options for the Frame:

Silhouette - This cuts out your silhouette wherever you are in the camera’s field. This can hide your background with or without a green screen.

Full frame - This is the rectangular frame option. The sides, top, and bottom can be adjusted for the perfect crop. This is also the frame to use if you would prefer to use your actual background instead of one of our virtual backgrounds.

Circle frame - This is a tight circular frame.

These effects are applied to your camera so that only a portion of your head and body is visible on the stage. By default, everything visible in the foreground of your camera will be visible to your audience, but you can select a Circle or Full Frame to limit what’s visible and let it focus only on your head. 

By default, the Full and Circle frames follow you as you move around. If you would like for the camera to stay still, uncheck “Center me.” 

Effects

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Effects add an overlay to yourself or your presentation for added fun. Use the Glitch to bow out of a meeting because of your allegedly poor Wifi connection, or add Rain when you're just having one of those days. 

To adjust the settings on the Effects, click the gear icon next to the name of the filter. Use the slider to make the setting more intense or less intense.

Away button

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If you need to take a moment for yourself during the call, hit the “Away” button to let other attendees know you’ll be right back but don't forget to mute your microphone!

Tip: On mmhmm for Mac, you can use the A button on your keyboard to toggle the Away button.

Pointer

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Click the “Pointer” button to enable the laser pointer. This allows you to use your mouse to draw attention to certain areas of your slides. Click the arrow to the right of that button to choose the color of your laser. Clicking it again turns it off.

Tip: On mmhmm for Mac, you can use the P button on your keyboard to toggle the Pointer.

 

Don’t see the answer to your question? If you’re having technical difficulties or want to suggest a topic for this guide, click here to submit a request or email us at help@mmhmm.app.

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