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Creating a video from your saved frames

Have you stumbled upon some great Prezi content that you'd like to share with others too? When viewing public presentations created by other Prezi users, you can now select individual frames that you find the most interesting and save them to your own Prezi content library to view or reuse them later. What's even better, you can also import them into Prezi Video right away with only a few clicks and record a video presenting these frames while adding your own commentary to them. Let the cameras roll!

What is Prezi Video?

Prezi Video is a video editing and recording software that puts you right alongside your content as you live stream or record, for a seamless and personalized experience that keeps viewers hooked. With Prezi Video, you’re the star of the show by being featured next to your content, explaining and interacting with it that is sure to ‘wow’ your audience. 

You can use the Prezi Video online editor to create videos from scratch by adding your own text and visuals, then record and share your video or convert a Prezi or PPT presentation or even live stream it with a video conferencing tool from the Prezi Video desktop application.

It is also possible to reuse the content from public videos created by other Prezi Video users but you can also easily re-purpose great content found in public Prezi presentations and turn it into an engaging video. 

Saving frames from a presentation

When opening a public Prezi presentation you found online, you can view it in its entirety via the presentation window, but scrolling further down, you will also find the content of the presentation mapped out frame by frame. Select the frames you would like to reuse, then click Create video from collection in the popup window.

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To move forward, you first need to create a Prezi account and let us know what field you are working in. Don't worry, it only takes a few seconds! Then, click Connect with video to import your saved frames and open the Prezi Video online editor.

Pro Tip: To learn more about the different Prezi packages you can choose from, please check this article.

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Adding content to your video

Once the Prezi Video editor opens, you first need to enable your camera to be able to start creating a video. Once your camera is enabled, you will see yourself on the screen. Hi! 

Having trouble enabling your camera? Please check this article for further troubleshooting tips.

Next to the video feed, you'll see your saved frames already added as images. Click on any of them to add text to the frame (a maximum of 100 characters per frame) or to remove/replace the image with a different file either from our collection, uploaded from your computer or selected from Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive.

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Please note: In the Prezi Video online editor, you can add a maximum of 15 frames per video. If you selected more than 15 frames from a presentation, the first 15 will be added to your video by default.

When you're done adding your content click Next step to start recording your video.

Pro Tip: When creating a video from saved frames, a template is automatically chosen for your video. However, if you'd like to go with a different design, click Choose template at the bottom toolbar and select another template that better fits your needs.


Recording and sharing your video

It's showtime! Click the red Record button and start recording your video after a countdown. Use the three icons at the bottom left to switch between different views (only you on the screen, you and your content on the screen, only your content on the screen - you can also use the 1, 2 and 3 keys accordingly to switch) and the arrows on the right to move to the next/previous frame. Your video can be up to 15 minutes long and you will see a warning at the 14-minute mark. 

If necessary, you can pause your recording by clicking the red button under the video window and resume by clicking the same button again. When you're finished, click the Done recording button and your video will start processing. 

Once the video is processed, you can watch it in its entirety. Don’t worry if you’re not happy with the first (or sixth) take, you click on Discard and record again to give it another try as many times as you’d like. Remember: practice is the key to success!

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Once you have a version you're happy with, you can also trim your video to remove those first and last few seconds when you start and stop the recording to make the end product more polished and professional. 

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After saving your video, give it a catchy title, add some tags and a brief description that grabs people's attention. All that's left is to share it with the world: You can either generate a link that you can send to anyone and watch your video or download it as an mp4 file so you can upload it to social media or any website.  


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

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