A webinar is a conference that is held online and includes the use of audio as well as video. These are great tools which allow any employee or targeted audience the ability to attend a conference from anywhere in the world. It doesn't matter where your team is located because they will be able to have the latest information the company is sharing. In order for a webinar to reach as many people as possible, you need to record your webinar.
Since you will need a way to record webinars for later use you will want to know about what options are available to help make this process easy. There are a number of different ways to record webinars. Some record both the audio as well as the video for a more robust presentation while others only record the audio. Here are a few different ways to record webinars.
- Check with the webinar service you are using and review all of the software they recommend you uses for recording your webinar. Each service is a little different and it's wise to know this information well in advance so you are able to become comfortable with how the software works.
- Make sure you have the latest version of Windows Media Player as many services will use this as well as the service's own media player.
- Check to make sure you have all the needed hardware available to you. You will need a video camera, microphones and the ability to record all of this on your computer.
- It is always smart before webinar recording that you run a test session. This will allow you to play with the various settings on the recording software so you get the best possible video feed and audio feed. Take some time with this because a great presentation can be destroyed through poor presentation at a later date.
- Just before recording a webinar, make sure all of your settings are correct again and ensure you have enough free space to save the recording on your computer.
- Just before you begin to record, hit the "start recording" button on your webinar recording software and as soon as you are finished hit "stop recording." This will stop the recording process and save your webinar to the place of your choosing.
Once you have finished with your recorded webinar, you can easily go back and review it.