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Sharing your screen in Prezi Video

Screen sharing has become an integral part of video calls but it is easy to lose your audience's attention when they can only see your content on screen while you present. Good news is that you don't need to hide behind your screen anymore since Prezi Video allows you to share your desktop screen or a specific window while recording a video or presenting in a video call and keep connected with your audience even when you need to show a product demo or share an assignment.

Please note: To use screen sharing in the Prezi Video desktop application, you need Windows 10, release 2004 or newer on Windows or macOS Catalina or higher on Mac.

 

Screen sharing in Prezi Video while video conferencing

Once you are done with creating and customizing your video content, converting your Powerpoint presentation importing a Prezi presentation or turning your Google Slides presentation into a video, open your video conferencing tool of choice. The app will automatically connect but to make sure you have the connection, go to the camera settings of your video conferencing tool and select Prezi Camera from the list, then return to the Prezi Video desktop app. 

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You will see the Share Screen option next to tarrows in the side panel. Click this button to select from the screen sharing options. You can either share your desktop screen or select a specific window from your computer. 

Pro Tip: The Prezi Video window is excluded from this list by default. To share the Prezi Video desktop app window, untick the box next to Exclude Prezi Video Window in the top right corner.

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Once you select a window, click Share Selected. While sharing your screen, you can switch between the different views by hitting B to toggle content visibility, 1 for presenter+content view and 2 for content-only view or using the icons at the bottom of the video screen. 

Pro Tip: To change the aspect ratio of the window you're sharing, resize the window itself and its view will update accordingly in Prezi Video as well.

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Please note: Video conferencing softwares reduce Prezi Video's virtual camera quality when presenting over a poor internet connection, creating a low resolution for viewers. If this is the case, we recommend you to switch to your video conferencing provider’s screen sharing feature as an alternative to increase clarity.

When you're done, click Stop screen-share in the bottom right corner.

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Pro Tip: If you'd like to play a video with sound while sharing your screen in Prezi Video, all you have to do is switch to computer audio in your video conferencing tool. Once you played the video, switch back to your microphone so you can continue presenting.

To learn more about live streaming with Prezi Video or to find specific instructions for the video conferencing tool of your choice, please check this article

 

Screen sharing in Prezi Video while recording

Once you are done with creating and customizing your video content, converting your Powerpoint presentation or importing a Prezi presentation, select Record from the bottom toolbar. Here, you will see the Share Screen option next to the arrows in the side panel. Click this button to select one of the screen sharing options. 

 

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You can either share your desktop screen or select a specific window from your computer. If you're recording in the online editor, you can either share your entire desktop, a specific window or select a tab from your browser to share. 

Pro Tip: The Prezi Video window is excluded from this list by default. To share the Prezi Video desktop app window, untick the box next to Exclude Prezi Video Window in the top right corner.

 

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Once you select a window, click Share Selected. While sharing your screen, you can switch between the different views by hitting B to toggle content visibility, 1 for presenter+content view and 2 for content-only view or using the icons at the bottom of the video screen. 

Pro Tip: To change the aspect ratio of the window you're sharing, resize the window itself and its view will update accordingly in Prezi Video as well.

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When you're done, click Stop screen-share in the bottom right corner.

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To learn more about recording and finalizing your video in Prezi Video, please check this article

 

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