You might have already used Prezi Video and recorded something online or downloaded the Prezi Video desktop application to live stream your video... but did you know that you can also make more complex and in-depth videos by creating a Prezi presentation first and then turning it into a video? Well, you can, and here is how to do it.
Creating a presentation with "Advanced create"
While the Prezi Video online editor allows you to create and record videos with a simple structure and limited frames, you can also go for the "Advanced create" option on your dashboard to build a Prezi presentation with multiple images and text boxes, a personalized color scheme, and the power of zooming without a frame limit - and then, turn it into a video with only a few clicks.
From your Prezi Video dashboard, click on Advanced create, then click Create now at the bottom of the screen. Choose a template specifically designed for video recording (all the default content in the template is placed in a way that you can be visible on the screen while presenting). Once you find a template, use the left and right arrows to preview its content and style. Click Use this template or close the window to select a different one.
Editing and adding content to your presentation
After choosing a template, you will be redirected to the Prezi Next editor with the Prezi Video sidebar open. Here, you can immediately allow camera access to see how exactly your video is going to look like while adding your content, but you can also close the sidebar, edit your presentation and return when you’re ready to record your video.
You can use the editor with all its functions exactly the same way you would create a regular Prezi presentation. You can add, delete, edit, rearrange or reorder topics and subtopics, edit the topic and subtopic covers, customize the color scheme or add any kind of content, such as text, images, icons and shapes to your presentation.
Recording your video
When you’re done adding and editing your content, open the Prezi Video sidebar again by clicking the Create video button in the top toolbar and allow camera access. You will see yourself appear in the background of the presentation. Hi! You can also freeze or turn off the camera while adding the final touches.
Once your presentation is good to go, activate your camera and click through your presentation a few times to practice before going on the air and to make sure that your content is in the right place and nothing covers your face on-screen.
It’s showtime! From the Prezi Video sidebar, you can either choose to record your video online or stream it from the desktop app. For more information on recording, trimming and saving your video, click here and go to this article to learn about live streaming in the Prezi Video desktop application.