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How to use Produce for an audio recording
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Hi Zen Creator! In this video, I will show you how to use Zencastr Produce for an audio recording.

Produce is a paid feature that enhances and mixes together the separate audio (and video) files for you and your guests into a combined file. Produce can be used for any recording done on Zencastr for up to 6 participants at a time. Audio and video mixing is included for users on all plans, with additional advanced features available to users on paid plans.

In this video, my account is on a paid plan and my recording was done in the Record Audio. No Video mode.

There are two ways you can access the Produce page:

  1. On your Dashboard, from the Rooms tab, hover over the room you wish to post-produce and click the Produce button.
  2. Alternatively, click on the name of the Room you wish to post produce and on the recording page, click the Create Your Podcast button.

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

If you would like to use the default postproduction settings, you can skip ahead in this video. However, if you would like to view and adjust settings, click the Edit button.

On the Edit tab, under People make sure the participants you want in the final mix are checked and uncheck any participants that you do not want in the final mix. Users on paid plans also have a Smart Filters section where they can enable or disable two smart filters. For recordings in English, the Filler Words filter removes common filler words such as ums and ahs. For recordings in all languages, the Long Pauses filter cuts instances of non-speaking pauses in your audio.

When you have made your selections on the Edit tab, click the Audio icon.

On the Audio tab, you can use the default audio enhancements. Or click Advanced Audio Settings to enable or disable specific enhancements. Users on paid plans have an additional Tracks option where they can select if they’d like an audio mix or separate, enhanced WAV files for each participant. They also have the Audio Format option to select the file type for the final file, either MP3 or WAV.

When you have made your selections on the Audio tab, you can click the Video icon or leave those settings as they are. For this video, I am going to leave it as is.

Once you have made all your selections, click the check icon in the top right corner of the editor to finalize your settings.

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 mix, either 16:9, 9:16, or square. Please note, once you select an aspect ratio, the postproduction will run.

Once the postproduction is running, you can stay on the page or close it. You will receive an email when it is complete and the files are available to download.

If you stay on the Produce page, the postproduction will download as a zip file. Unzip the file and open the folder. In it you will have an audio mix and a video mix. Users on paid plans will also have a postproduction transcript.

If you left the Produce page, open the email you receive when the postproduction completes. Login to your account and you will be taken to your recording page. On the Podcast Mixes track click Download Audio Podcast and then Download Video Podcast. The audio and video mixes will download as individual files.

And that is how to use Zencastr Produce for an audio recording. If you need further assistance, please contact us via chat or email at support@zencastr.com.

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