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 document is meant to be a user manual of sorts, so read it in its entirety or use the table of contents to jump around. Don’t see the answer to your question? If you’re having technical difficulties or want to suggest a topic for this guide, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of contents
- 1: Installation and setup
- 2: Adjusting your appearance
- 3: Adjusting your rooms (or backgrounds)
- 4: Creating a presentation with slides
- 5: Recording your mmhmm presentation
- 6: Copilot: Presenting with a co-presenter
- 7: mmhmm Premium
- 8: Improving performance
- 9: Gestures, hotkeys, and shortcuts
- 10: Glossary
- Anchor – The corner that you shrink to or expand from when you change the size of your presentation camera.
- Big Hands - A feature on mmhmm for Mac that allows you to use your hands to make a series of reactions from a thumbs up to a heart, you can find a list of the gestures here.
- Copilot – An mmhmm mode that makes working with a co-presenter more convenient. How to use Copilot
- Effects – Color overlays and filters that you can add to jazz up your stage presence.
- Interactive Recording – A special type of recording in mmhmm that provides a higher degree of interactivity to the audience viewing it. This type of recording is not saved locally on your machine, instead it is uploaded to mmhmm so that the various effects can be applied and the recording URL can be shared easily with your audience.
- Frame – Effects applied to your camera that make only a portion of your head and body visible. In mmhmm, you can select from several Frame options, which can be useful to isolate your face from the rest of your body and background as well as showcase your actual background while presenting slides
- Opacity – In mmhmm, you can be transparent (the background shows through your image) or opaque (normal, like the solid you really are) or anything in between. Make it easier for people to focus on your slides by fading your image into the background.
- Pointer – A virtual laser pointer that helps you call attention to the information in your slides.
- Room – The background of your mmhmm presentation. Rooms in mmhmm can be still images or animated backgrounds. Learn more about rooms
- Room Presets - A series of rooms with default positioning and effects bundled into one package. For example, with the Moon room, you will automatically be shifted into Circle Frame and colorized to match the moon.
- Slide – Information that is displayed during a presentation, usually to enhance understanding of the topic at hand. This supporting media can take many forms in mmhmm: images, videos, screen shares, and even audio. Learn more about slides
- Stage – Your selected room, slides, and your presenter image combined. This is the picture in mmhmm that your audience sees.
- Threshold – This setting controls the edge-detection between you and your green screen.
- Virtual microphone – A software microphone.. We call the mmhmm microphone a “virtual microphone” because we combine the audio from your hardware microphone with the audio from your slides and send that to your video conference application.
- Virtual camera – A software camera. We combine your webcam image with mmhmm’s visual effects to create a new, “virtual” output. The mmhmm virtual camera can be selected, like any other camera, in your video conference application. See how you can set up your camera with Zoom and other web-based apps
- Watermark – An identifying logo, signature, or design added to a work that names the owner or tool used to author it. The mmhmm logo watermark is shown on presentations; you can turn it off using the Rooms menu if you prefer.