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How to select video layouts for postproductions
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Hi Zen Creator! In this video, I will show you how to change the video layouts for your Zencastr postproductions.

On your Dashboard, from the Rooms tab, hover over the room you wish to post-produce and click the Produce button.

On the Produce page, make sure the correct recording name and number is selected, under Recordings.

Up to 6 videos can be combined in Produce. Click the Edit button to adjust your post-production settings.

The Zen layout is the default and can be applied for 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 participants. It auto-detects who is speaking in a given scene and puts that person’s video full-screen while putting the other non-speaking people in smaller overlays.Then click the Video icon. There are several layout options depending on the number of participants whose videos are included in the postproduction.

The Active Speaker layout can be applied for 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 participants. It also auto-detects who is speaking in a given scene and puts that person’s video full-screen. But it does not have overlays of the other people.

The Vertical layout can be applied for 2 participants. It equally sizes each person’s video and arranges them in a vertical, portrait orientation.

The Horizontal layout can be applied for 2 participants. It equally sizes each person’s video and arranges them in a horizontal, landscape orientation.

The Side Grid 2 Focused layout can be applied for 5 or 6 participants. It arranges the videos asymmetrically so two people’s videos are larger and the rest are smaller and equally sized.The Side Grid layout can be applied for 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 participants. It arranges the videos asymmetrically so one person’s video is larger and the rest are smaller and equally sized.

The Symmetry layout can be applied for 4 or 6 participants. It arranges the videos symmetrically with all the videos equally sized.

The Custom layout can be applied for 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 participants. If you do not want to use the recorded videos, you can upload a photo to be the video image instead.

To run the postproduction and download it to your computer, click Produce & Download. You then will be asked to select an aspect ratio for the final video, either 16:9, 9:16, or square. Please note, once you select an aspect ratio, the video postproduction will run.Once you have selected your desired layout, click the check icon in the top right corner of the editor to finalize your settings.

Alternatively, if you are hosting with Zencastr, click Produce & Publish to publish your postproduction as an episode of your video podcast.

And that is how to change the video layouts for your Zencastr post-productions. If you need further assistance, please contact us via chat or email at support@zencastr.com.

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