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Guide for Guests: Capture Self-Guided Recordings

This article serves as a guide for guests to capture device recordings without a host present. Below you can find instructions for both desktop and mobile.


On the desktop, you can only record yourself in the Green Room. While on mobile, you can record yourself in the Green Room and with the “Record Internally” feature. All of these recording options are not affected by network conditions. The only difference is that in the mobile Green Room (for iOS), you can record in up to 4K resolution (on supported devices), while the “Record Internally” option allows you to record in up to 1080p resolution.


Process

Desktop

Guests joining the desktop Green Room can capture device recordings in up to 1080p resolution, depending on the resolution of the webcam being used.

  1. Producers provide guests with a secure link to enter the Green Room. You’ll need to join the broadcast and enter the Socialive Green Room with the link. Follow the instructions in the article to join a broadcast and familiarize yourself with the interface of the Green Room.
  2. Take your time to get ready. A few suggestions below:
    • Center yourself within the camera frame.
    • Avoid having light sources behind you.
    • Use a microphone for the best audio quality.
    • Check that your microphone is correctly set up and selected in the Green Room.
    • If you’re using an external webcam, make sure it is correctly set up and selected in the Green Room.
    • Project and enunciate clearly when speaking.
  3. Read the instructions to locally capture your video feed in the Green Room and do a test take.
  4. Review your test take to make sure your recording sounds and looks good.
  5. Whenever you’re ready, start recording. Remember, you can do as many takes as needed to get it right.
  6. When you’re finished recording, follow these steps to leave the Green Room and upload your recordings:
    1. Click the red “end call” button at the bottom of the screen and click Yes to confirm.
    2. On the next screen, your recording(s) will start uploading. Wait for the upload to complete.
    3. Once the upload is complete, click the Close Window button that appears on the screen.

Mobile

Joining the Green Room to Record

Guests joining the Green Room to record can capture video in up to 4K resolution.

Note:

  • The ability to record in the Green Room on the mobile app is available for both Android and iOS devices.

  • 4K resolution video is only available on these supported iOS devices.

Process

  1. First, you’ll need to join the broadcast and enter the Green Room, where you’ll be recording. Follow the instructions in the article to join a broadcast from your iOS device.
  2. Since you will be recording without a host present, you can take your time to get ready to record. Make sure of the following:
    • Center yourself within the camera frame.
    • If you are using selfie mode, position the camera so it captures 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.
    • Avoid having light sources behind you.
    • Use a microphone for the best audio quality.
    • Check that your microphone is correctly set up and selected in the Green Room
    • Project and enunciate clearly when speaking.
  3. Read the instructions to locally record your video feed in the Green Room on the mobile app.
  4. Whenever you’re ready, start recording. Remember, you can do as many takes as needed to get it right.
  5. When you’re finished recording, follow these steps to leave the Green Room and upload your recordings:
    1. Tap the red “end call” button at the bottom of the screen and tap >Yes to confirm.
    2. On the next screen, your recording(s) will start uploading. Wait for the upload to complete.
    3. Once the upload is complete and the videos are processed, you can leave the app.


Recording Internally with the Socialive Mobile App

Guests using the “Record internally” option in the Socialive mobile app can capture video in up to 1080p resolution. For instructions to capture an internal recording, refer to the article below.


Uploading Pre-Recorded Videos with the Socialive Mobile App

Guests can also capture video using their device’s native camera app and then upload it to the Socialive Recordings Library. For instructions on how to upload videos, refer to the article below.


This feature is only available on the Socialive for iOS app.


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