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Live streaming and video conferencing in Zoom with Prezi Video

Video conferencing and online learning just got more interesting! You’ve already used Zoom for remote meetings, but now you can connect it directly to Prezi Video and share your content, ideas, and yourself, all together on the same screen, making virtual meetings, trainings and classes more interesting.

 


Preparing for live streaming with Zoom and the Prezi Video desktop app

1. Start the Prezi Video desktop app.

2. In the Prezi Video desktop app, there are multiple different ways to present your content. You can either:

To access the content (template + text and visuals added) of your previously recorded videos online, open your Prezi Video online dashboard. Click the dropdown in a thumbnail preview and select Video conferencing. This will open the video directly in the Prezi Video desktop app.

If you previously saved a draft project in the desktop app before recording your video, you can open it by clicking File >Open in the top toolbar.

Pro Tip: If you're also planning to share your screen during the Zoom meeting on Mac, you have to grant access to the Prezi Video app in System Preferences > Security and privacy > Screen Recording beforehand.


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Presenting your content in a Zoom meeting

You can now start or join your Zoom meeting. Click the arrow next to the Stop Video icon in the bottom toolbar and select "Prezi Camera" from the camera list. 

Note: Please make sure that you have the virtual background feature in Zoom turned off to ensure your presentation is displayed correctly and enable HD video for better video quality.
Pro Tip: Logitech Spotlight works really well with Prezi Video if you like to present with a clicker.

Once you select “Prezi Camera” you’ll see the camera in Zoom update to show the same view as in Prezi Video.

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You should know: Some video apps might automatically mirror your camera. Don’t worry, this is due to a default setting but your audience sees your content the right way. If you want to, you can also turn off camera mirroring in the Video settings of Zoom.

Return to the Prezi Video app to navigate through your content while presenting. Before presenting, you can also hide the main panel of the application here:

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This way, you don’t need to have both Prezi Video and Zoom open next to each other. You’ll still see the upcoming slides and the navigation arrows in the side panel. Your presenter notes will appear along the top, if you have any.

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To navigate through your content, select the left and right arrows on your keyboard, in the side panel or click directly on anything you want to zoom to.

Depending on what you want your audience to focus on, use the toggle to either show or hide your content. When you’re showing your content, you can either make it appear right next to you or show it in full screen.

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When you are done with presenting your video, just close Prezi Video or go back to the camera settings in Zoom and switch back to the default webcam to stop streaming from the Prezi Video app.

Pro Tip: If you added a video in Prezi Video and you'd like to play it with sound while video conferencing, please remove your earphones and let your computer microphone capture the sound coming out of the speakers. Alternatively, you can go to Share screen, then to Advanced and select Share system sound. This way you can still use earphones and talk over the video while the sound is being shared. Please remember that with this setting, every sound made by your computer will be heard, including notifications.


Installing and uninstalling the Prezi Video add-on in Zoom

Logging in to your Zoom account via the Prezi Video desktop application will automatically install the Prezi Video add-on to your Zoom account (the add-on currently cannot be installed directly from the App Marketplace).

To uninstall the add-on, please go to your Installed Apps and uninstall the Prezi Video add-on manually.

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Pro Tip: To achieve the best possible video quality and resolution when streaming from Prezi Video, use the Zoom application in full-screen mode while in a video conference and ask your audience to go full-screen too before the meeting and to "Pin speaker" while you're presenting - if you are recording to share later, you should also use this function.

Want to learn more about Prezi Video and its features? Check out our dedicated Knowledge Base!

 

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