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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 live and keep connected with your audience even when you need to show a product demo or share an assignment.

Please note: Screen sharing is only available when recording or video conferencing from the Prezi Video desktop application. To use screen sharing, 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 or importing a Prezi presentation, select Video Conference from the bottom toolbar.

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Here, you will see the Share Screen option next to the other content view modes. 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 using the 1 (presenter-only view), 2 (presenter+content view) and 3 (content-only view) keys or by using the buttons in the bottom left corner of the video window.

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 Sharing 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.

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Here, you will see the Share Screen option next to the other content view modes. 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 using the 1 (presenter-only view), 2 (presenter+content view) and 3 (content-only view) keys or by using the buttons in the bottom left corner of the video window.

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 Sharing in the bottom right corner.

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

 

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