Best Practices for Video Conferencing Recording
If you record your online meetings, there is no need to take detailed minutes. In the past, when recording, you had to launch capture software, and sometimes the recording would fail and there would be no audio, but now many video conferencing apps have a recording function and you can record with one click.
By doing meetings with the assumption that the recording will be archived, you can focus more on the meeting conversation. In this article, I'll introduce some useful things you should know when using video conferencing apps for recording.
Environment for Recording
In order to use the recording, you need to set up your device environment in advance.
In order to record properly on MacOS, you need to remove restrictions from Security & Privacy in System Preferences. Go to the Camera, Microphone, Screen Recording tab, and check the permissions for the desktop app or browser you are using.
In Windows OS, there is no access level permission for screen sharing, so if you are having problems, you can check your browser settings.
For now, there is no need to configure Chrome to change the access level when screen sharing. If you encounter problems or errors, it may be a problem with your OS permissions. Audio and camera access can be changed in Chrome's settings.
As with MacOS, it is necessary to allow access to various settings. From Safari Preferences, allow Camera, Microphone, and Screen Sharing site settings respectively. If it is set to Deny, change it to Allow.
When making a call or using screen sharing, a pop-up will appear asking for permission to access the screen. Once you have denied it, it will not appear in the same way. Click on the Site information area of the browser and allow each item in the list.
In some cases, the recording feature may be paid for. You will need to upgrade before the meeting. In some cases, guests may not be allowed to use the recording function, so it is best to check how to use the application beforehand.
About file formats
In general, MP4 and WebM are often compared. Let's take a look at which one consumes more space under the same conditions, and which one is preferable when considering storage.
One of the most common video file formats, storing compressed video data in MPEG-4 format. Originally, MP4 was developed based on Apple's Quick Time file format. It can be played on a wide range of devices.
An open video file format developed and published by Google Inc. It can be played only on the Chrome browser.
WebM provides high image quality but looks a bit inferior when compared to MP4. MP4, due to its codec, provides ultra-high definition quality that is not inferior to DVD playback screens. It also has the disadvantage of supporting a wide variety of devices, and as a result, the file size is much larger than WebM.
Scenes in which the recording function is used
How can the recording function be used in real business situations? Let's take a look at some of the uses.
Sharing with Your Team
If you are scheduled to attend a meeting but suddenly can't make it, or if an unscheduled meeting starts, you may want to share the content with your team. You don't need to write detailed minutes, but you can easily share the recorded data with your team.
Create Video Contents
By recording the content of a meeting, you can distribute it directly to YouTube. For example, when you hold a QA session for a company information session or an event, you can distribute the contents of the session.
This is useful not only for sharing with your team but also for reviewing your own meetings later. Messages are automatically saved, but there may be a few omissions in the meeting. It's also useful for organizing the meeting afterward.
Record With Remotehour
Remotehour comes in handy when video chatting with the intention of recording. It's not so good for group calls or scheduled meetings, but when you receive a call spontaneously, like Messenger, you can start recording with one click.
Get started with Remotehour and make the most of your meetings!