This article will cover how to record a video, review your recording, trim, save, and share your video. Read below to learn more.
Table of contents
- The mode bar
- Record a video
- Trim your recording
- Review your recording
- Save and share your video
The mode bar
The mode bar is located between the stage and the slide tray. It allows you to switch between Edit, Playback, and Share modes.
- Edit mode allows you to edit slides and make recordings.
- Playback mode allows you to review exactly what you’ve recorded.
- Share mode allows you to share your presentation as a video on mmhmm TV, or export it as an MP4.
Playback and Share modes are grayed out and inaccessible until a video has been recorded.
Record a video
In a web browser, navigate to mmhmm TV and click Launch mmhmm on the top right-hand side of the window. This will open a recording session in a new tab.
Click the red Record button to start your recording. mmhmm will ask you to log into your account if you have not done so already. Your recording will start after a three second countdown. During this time, you can click the Stop button to cancel the recording process altogether.
|Discard all||Delete and remove your recorded video. Clicking this button will prompt you to confirm your choice.|
|Continue recording||Resume recording. You recording will resume after a three second countdown.|
|Save video||Save and share your recording to mmhmm TV.|
Click the red Record button in the middle of the mode bar to start recording a take. Once the countdown finishes, mmhmm will begin recording. Click the button again to stop your recording session. The take will then sync to the cloud.
During recording, if you dislike your take, click on the X next to the red Stop button to discard it.
Then, click Discard in the pop-up window to delete your take.
Trim your recording
To delete the parts of your recording you don't want, click and drag the section above the progress bar to highlight the unwanted part of the recording. Then, click Delete to delete it. Optionally, you may click Undo if you made a mistake.
When you're satisfied with your edit, you can click Continue recording to continue or click Save video to finish your recording and share it to mmhmm TV.
Click the Takes drop down and select Manage Takes... to see a preview of your recording.
Then, select Fade out or Trim take. Both options help to ensure your transitions are smooth from one take to another. Click Trim take to start the trimming process. Click and drag each end of video slider to select the portion of your recording you want to keep. Then click the blue Trim button to apply your trim.
With takes, you can redo recordings on a slide-by-slide basis instead of re-recording your entire presentation. During a recording session, mmhmm will automatically generate a take for each slide. An icon will appear next to the slide name to show that a take was recorded for that slide.
To choose which take you’d like to use in the final presentation, select that take from the dropdown on the right side of the mode bar.
You can also select Manage Takes... to see a preview of each take and select which one you’d like to use in your final presentation.
Copy, Rename, or Delete any of the takes listed on that slide by clicking on the ellipsis ... next to your desired take.
Review your recording
Once you have recorded your presentation, use Playback mode to view your presentation in its entirety. Choose Snappy, Turbo, or Max speed to make this step faster. Of course, if you need to make any changes, you can always stop Playback to go back to Edit mode and make adjustments to your video.
Playback mode allows you to mix pre-recorded and live content within a single presentation. For example, pre-record a sales pitch or class lecture, then insert a LIVE slide to switch to live Q&A at the appropriate points. A LIVE slide is any slide for which you have not recorded any Takes (or where you’ve selected None / Live video in the Manage Takes window.)
Save and share your video
Once you are done recording and are ready to save and share your video, click Save video. You will see a progress bar letting you know once your video has successfully uploaded to mmhmm TV.
Give your video a title and choose your videos privacy settings in the dialog box that appears. You may also copy the link to the video by clicking Copy link or edit the videos settings by clicking All settings. If you want to watch your video, click on View video. Add your video to a mmhmm TV channel you've joined by clicking the checkbox next to the desired channel.
- Share it with your organization (available to mmhmm for Teams users only).
- Create a link to share it publicly.
- Share it with specific people via email.
- Export your recording to your computer as an MP4.
Give your video a title and description, and choose a thumbnail photo by using the slider under the thumbnail preview to select one.
Select your target audience in the privacy dropdown on the right-hand side of the window.
Add your video to a mmhmm TV channel you've joined by clicking the desired channel.
Click Publish to upload your video to mmhmm and share it with your audience.
Once your video has been published, you can copy the link to it to share with others by clicking Copy link. You can view it yourself by clicking View in browser. You can also share your video on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook by clicking on their respective icons. Selecting Edit settings will allow you to make changes to your published video as outlined above.
If you want to see the last time you shared your video, click on Share in the mode bar. The dropdown will show you the last published date and time.