How to elevate your virtual meeting recordings

In these tutorials, we’ll guide you through how to elevate your virtual meeting recordings with polished webcam footage, a clean setup, optimized setting, and flawless editing. Whether you’re using Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Discord, Skype, or any other video calling platform- these techniques will help you master any virtual meeting.

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It’s all about the angle

A camera’s position makes a huge difference in how a subject appears in the final image; your webcam is no exception to this. In a video call, you ideally want to position your laptop/webcam to a place that is eye level to prevent an unflattering angle. To improve your camera angle, you can use a pile of books, a laptop stand, or even a box lying around your house.

Create a sense of depth and contrast

Creating some depth between yourself and the background is aesthetically pleasing; it gives you more room to play around with lighting and further adds to your shot’s visual dynamics. However, you must not forget to tidy up your background to ensure that professionalism is maintained.

You can achieve contrast by lighting yourself with a desk lamp, facing a bright window, or even increasing your screen’s brightness. Another excellent way of creating a divide between yourself and your surroundings is by introducing a practical soft light into the background.

Fine-tune your audio

To prevent your video call from pickup up unwanted audio, try using a pair of earphones. Earphones are perfect as their mics are usually positioned very close to your mouth but be mindful, you don’t want your mic rubbing against your hair or clothing.

Use external accessories to enhance the quality

To improve your camera quality:

External webcams are an easy USB plug-in option that now comes in up to 4k resolution. Apps like Epoccam allow you to use your phone as a webcam Cam link adapters enable you to use your DSLR as a webcam 

To enhance your audio quality external mics such as a Blue Yeti mic can be used.

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In this tutorial, We’ll guide you through how to set up and optimize your Zoom settings so that you can record your calls in the best possible quality. We’ll also cover how to edit your Zoom recordings in HitFilm.

Optimizing your Zoom settings

Once you have opened Zoom on your device, to access the settings select the gear icon. In Settings>Recording, you can choose the file path that you want your recording to go; it is also here that you can tick the following settings to optimize your recordings:

Record a separate audio file for each participant who speaks” -to make it easier to cut out unwanted audio“Optimize for 3rd party video editor““Record video during screen sharing” – to allow those that are reviewing the call to view what is shared on-screen“Keep temporary recording files” – to ensure that your files save even if you encounter connection issuesRecording your Zoom call

If you’re the host of your zoom call, you can record the meeting either using the Alt + R shortcut or by pressing the record button in the bottom right of the screen.

If you want someone else to take on the recording responsibilities, in the Participants panel, right-click over the assigned person’s name and select “Allow Record” 

Once the recording commences,

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