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How to use Long Pauses smart filter
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Hi Zen Creator! In this video, I will show you how to use the Long Pause smart filter in your Zencastr postproductions.

The Long Pause filter is a Produce feature available to users on paid plans. 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.

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.

Click the Edit button to adjust your post-production settings.

Next to Long Pauses select Cut. Then click 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 additional adjustments to your postproduction, you can select and deselect participants here or click the Audio icon or Video icon to change those settings.

Once you have made 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.

And that is how to use the long pause filter in your Zencastr postproductions. If you need further assistance, please contact us via chat or email at