mmhmm Glossary

This glossary covers mmhmm-related terms and concepts.

  • Anchor – The corner that you shrink to or expand from when you change the size of your presentation camera.
  • Background – The background of your mmhmm presentation. Backgrounds in mmhmm can be still images, animated images, or even interactive activities. Learn how to change your background.
  • 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. Learn how to use Big Hands.
  • Cloud sync A feature of mmhmm that allows all the content in your account (presentations, slides, scenes, takes, rooms, and published recordings) to be securely synced and stored on the mmhmm cloud. Learn more about cloud sync.
  • Conversation A live conversation you can have with up to 10 people in the mmhmm app. Learn how to host or join a conversation in mmhmm.
  • Effects – Color overlays and filters that you can add to jazz up your stage presence. Learn how to use effects.
  • Fade In mmhmm, you can appear as transparent (the background shows through your image), opaque (normal, like the solid you really are), or anything in between. You can make it easier for people to focus on your slides by fading your image into the background. Learn how to use fade to change your presenter opacity.
  • Frame – Effects applied to your camera that make only a portion of your head and body visible. In mmhmm, you can choose from several frame options to isolate your appearance from your background or showcase your actual background while presenting. Learn how to select a frame.
  • Media Library A library of all the media you've added to any presentation created in the mmhmm app (version 1.1.2 and after).
  • mmhmm home page – The mmhmm home page is where you'll find videos that you've made, videos shared with you, and videos shared within your team. Get an overview of mmhmm home.
  • Presentation – Slides that you create in mmhmm are saved in a presentation. Learn how to create and manage presentations.
  • Scratchpad The default sandbox presentation in the mmhmm app.
  • Shared videos – 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 recording URL can be shared easily with your audience. Learn how to share an mmhmm video.
  • Slide – Information that is displayed in a presentation, usually to enhance understanding of the topic at hand. Slides can contain a variety of media: images, videos, screen shares, and even audio. Learn how to add slides to your presentation.
  • Stage – Your background and your image combined when you're in an mmhmm conversation. Other people in the same conversation will see the same stage as you.
  • Threshold – This setting controls the edge detection between you and your green screen. Learn more about green screen best practices.
  • 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. Learn how you can use the mmhmm camera with Zoom, Google Meet, and other video conferencing tools.
  • 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 by default but can be removed.

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

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