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:
- Import a PowerPoint file and convert it for presenting live in a video call
- Import a Google Slides presentation and convert it for presenting live in a video call
- Import a Prezi presentation and convert it for presenting live in a video call
- Use a previously recorded Prezi Video or a video draft
- Or create a video from scratch
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.
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.
Once you select “Prezi Camera” you’ll see the camera in Zoom update to show the same view as in Prezi Video.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.