Hi Zen Creator! In this video, I will show you how to use the Remove Long Pauses smart filter in your Zencastr postproductions.
The Remove Long Pauses smart filter is a Produce feature available to users on paid plans for recordings in all languages. It searches your and your guests’ combined audio for non-speaking pauses equal to or greater than a length that you define and shortens those pauses to a length that you specify.
In this video, my account is on a paid plan and my recording was done in the Record Audio, No Video mode.
In this video, my account is on a paid plan and my recording was done in the Record Audio, Show Video mode.
To open the Produce page - 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, the tabs in the right sidebar are where you can change your postproduction settings.
For Remove Long Pauses, click the Audio Settings tab. Under Smart Filters, next to Remove Long Pauses, select Enabled.
Under Advanced, in the Long Pauses Threshold field, enter the minimum pause length in seconds that the filter should search for.
In the Shorten to field, enter the number of seconds that the long pause should be shortened to.
In this example, with the Long Pauses Threshold at 2 seconds and the Shorten To at 1 second, the filter will search for pauses equal to or greater than 2 seconds and then cut each of those to 1 second. Any pause less than 2 seconds will not be cut.
If you would like to make adjustments to other postproduction settings, do so on this and the other tabs.
When you have finished reviewing and selecting your settings, scroll down to the Credits Cost section. Here, the length of the recording is displayed as this corresponds to the amount of credits that are needed for the postproduction. Click the Produce button. The postproduction starts to run and the credits are deducted from your balance.
Once the postproduction is running, you can stay on the page or close it. The postproduction will process in the background and you will receive an email when it is complete and the files are available to download.