Adjust your appearance

A great show uses space, lighting, and special effects to make the speaker look their best. In mmhmm, you can use the sidebar to change how you're framed, add visual effects, communicate with hand gestures, and more.

Change your frame

Your frame determines how much of your head, body, and real background appear on stage. By default, your appearance will be framed in silhouette. There are three types of frames in mmhmm:

  1. Silhouette – Frames only your silhouette wherever you're in the camera’s field. This hides your real background with or without a physical green screen.
  2. Circle – A tight circular frame that shows your real background, or a translucent colored background.
  3. Rectangle – A large rectangular frame that shows your real background.

In the sidebar, select a Silhouette, Circle, or Rectangle frame.

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Choose the Circle frame to apply a translucent colored background by selecting one of the available colors:

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Crop your frame

Note: You can only crop the Silhouette and Rectangle frame.

Cropping helps frame your shot on the mmhmm stage. Choose the Silhouette or Rectangle frame and click and drag the handles on the sides of the frame to apply a crop.

Crop your video feed to remove unwanted parts of your background that are not covered by a physical green screen:

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To remove the crop, hover over your video feed and click More > Remove Crop. (You can also right-click your video feed to reveal the menu). This will reset the frame to its default dimensions.

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Change your opacity

In the sidebar, click and drag the Fade slider to change your presenter opacity from fully opaque, to translucent, to fully transparent on stage. For example, if you want to emphasize your slide content, you can change your opacity to completely transparent so that the audience's full attention is on your slides.

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Change your size

In the sidebar, click and drag the Size slider to adjust your size.

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You can also click and drag a corner of your image to adjust your size.

Enhance your appearance

In the sidebar, click and drag the Enhance slider to adjust the light, shadow, and contour of your appearance.

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Rotate your image

In the sidebar, click and drag the Rotate slider to rotate your appearance. You can also use the rotate icons below the slider to rotate your appearance by 0°, 90°, 180°, or 270°.

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Add visual effects to your appearance

In the sidebar, click the Effects dropdown menu and select an effect to add fun visual overlays to your appearance.

If there's an option to change the intensity of an effect, a slider will appear under the selected effect. Click and drag the slider to adjust the intensity of the effect.

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Communicate with gestures with Big Hands

You communicate visually over video by turning specific hand gestures into live emojis with Big Hands.

In the sidebar, turn on Big Hands by clicking it. You can now use hand gestures like "thumb up" and "telephone."

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List of hand gestures that activate Big Hands

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Thumb up Thumb down Shaka Telephone


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1 2 3 5 Eyes

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