Just like the Record Internally option in the Socialive iOS app, you can also source great video content from executives, thought leaders, partners, employees, and customers from anywhere in the world, and at any time from their Android devices with the Socialive Android app.

 

Recordings are automatically uploaded to the Recordings library in the web portal, where you can review and clip the video in one place. You can take video recordings and send them to the Socialive Studio to incorporate into other broadcasts. You can create on-brand, engaging content by clipping it, adding branded graphics, etc.

 

This article provides instructions on recording video with the Socialive Android app.

 

Prerequisites

Before you start, you need to install the Socialive Android app on your device. Once you have the app installed, turn on Do Not Disturb, turn off Portrait Lock, and close other apps running in the background.


Process

  1. Open the Socialive app and log in to your Socialive account.

  2. Tap on the Record tab at the bottom of the screen.

  3. At the top, tap the drop-down to select the channel where you want to record.


  4. Next, add a title and description to the recording.

  5. Prepare to record:

    1. Prop your device at eye-level using a phone stand or tripod. 

    2. Decide whether to use the front or back camera of the device. Tap the switch camera button to change between cameras.

    3. Position yourself in the center of the frame.

  6. When you are ready, tap record. The recording will start immediately.

  7. When you are done, tap stop recording.

  8. At the top-right corner of the screen, you'll see a text that reads "# in progress." Tap the text to open the Uploads screen.

  9. In the Uploads screen, wait for the recordings to upload to Socialive before closing the app. Once the status is "complete," you can close the app.


Best Practices

  • Center yourself within the camera frame

  • If you are using selfie mode, position the camera to capture your head, shoulders, and the top of your torso.

  • Position your device on a stable surface to avoid shaky video

  • Avoid covering the device camera lens with your finger while filming

  • Subjects should project and enunciate clearly when speaking

  • Start your recording and take a breath before you begin speaking on camera

  • End your recording after you have finished speaking completely

  • Avoid subjects being backlit


Still, looking for an answer?

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