Want to get organized and have all your work-related files or teaching materials in one place so that you can share your content via Google Drive? Luckily, you can now create and save videos with Prezi Video straight from Google Drive where all your other content is stored so you can easily access and share them with a link or via Google Classroom.
Installing Prezi Video in Google Drive
To get started with Prezi Video in Google Drive, you simply need to install the Prezi Video extension from the Google Workspace Marketplace.
As an administrator of a company/class, you can install the integration for your entire organization at once by choosing Domain Install when installing Prezi Video. If you're only installing for your own account, choose Individual Install. Then, choose the account you'd like to use and voilá! You can now use Prezi Video directly from Google Drive.
Creating a video with Prezi Video in Google Drive
To create a new video with Prezi Video from Google Drive, either go to any folder, right-click in it, select More and then choose Prezi Video to create and then save a video to the given folder or click +New in the top left corner, go to More in the dropdown menu and select Prezi Video from the list.
You first might have to log into your Prezi account or sign up if you don't have an account yet. Then allow prezi.com to add itself to Google Drive and view and manage files and folders that you have opened or created with this app and enable your camera so you can start recording with Prezi Video. When everything is set, it's time to start building up the content of your video.
Selecting a template
Once your camera is enabled, you will see yourself on the screen. Hi! You can then choose from a variety of designer templates to use in your video. By clicking on a template, you can preview it and see how your content will look like next to you on the screen. Once you choose the template you would like to use, click Next step in the bottom right corner.
Add text and one image to your slides to build your video. You can choose images from our free image library, by uploading one from your computer or by adding it from your Google Drive, One Drive or Dropbox. If you want to add more slides, just click on the + button at the top of the screen.
Recording your video
Once you’re done with adding your content, click Next step in the bottom right corner and get ready to record your video. Take a deep breath and hit the red button to begin.
Use the three icons at the bottom left to switch between different camera views (only you on the screen, you and your content, or content only - you can also use the 1, 2 and 3 keys accordingly to switch) and the arrows on the right to move between slides. You can pause your recording any time and resume by clicking the red button in the middle. Your video can be up to 15 minutes long, and you will see a warning at the 14-minute mark. When you’re done, click the red button again to stop recording.
You can then review your video. Don’t worry if you’re not happy with the first (or sixth) take, just click Discard and record again to try as many times as you’d like. Remember: practice is the key to success! If there is some unwanted footage at the beginning or end of your video, click the scissor icon in the bottom right corner to trim off any unwanted footage.
Congrats, your video is done! Once you click Save video, you'll be taken to the video admin page where you can give your video a catchy title, a brief description, and add some tags. You can also change the privacy settings of your video here.
Sharing your video via Google Drive
When your video is done and processed, you can export it as an mp4 file directly to your Google Drive from the video admin page. Select Export .mp4 to Google Drive and once you video is exported, you'll see it appear in the Google Drive folder you created the video from. You can then download and share the mp4 file from there and you'll be able to export it again from the video admin page any time.
Even if you don't export them as mp4 files, the videos you recorded through Google Drive will appear among your files (the format is .prezivideo) but you can also open them via Prezi.
After opening this .prezivideo file from Google Drive, you can share it as a Google Drive Link or open the video admin page where you can export it to Google Drive as an mp4 file, change its privacy settings, embed your video or get the Prezi Video link that you can share with others.
If you're a student or educator, here you can also share your video in Google Classroom. To learn more about this feature, check this article!
Uninstalling Prezi Video in Google Drive
To uninstall the Prezi Video extension in Google Drive, simply go back to the Google Workspace Marketplace and click Uninstall.