Your meeting, webinar, or event can be recorded with a screen layout that’s most comfortable for you. It is important to mix and match layouts from popular categories such as grid views, stage views, focused views, and focused content views if you want to provide users with the best experience.
A video-centric network-based MP4 recording can be created in Webex Meetings, Webex Webinars, and Webex Events if the recordings are recorded in the cloud and are video-centric.
The MP4 recording will not be saved in a video-centric format if you share a video during the meeting, webinar or event using the Share File function.
There is a requirement for version 2.0 of the Webex video platform in order to use this feature. The version number of your Webex Meetings is available under Find your version number of Webex Meetings. If the meeting, webinar, or event is recorded locally on the computer of the host, this feature will not be available for these recordings.
The new default setting for the screen layout that you make when you change it will take effect for all future recordings you make. Existing recordings do not have their layout changed by this program.
The default settings of Webex sites, unless your site administrator sets the defaults to something else, is that they automatically use Grid view when they are not sharing content, and Stage view when they are sharing content. The recording layout that you have set to your preference when recording is Focused content, regardless of whether you share or do not share the recording is still used as your default.
Screen layout options when not sharing content
An example of a grid view can be seen when no one is sharing content at the moment, and it shows the active speaker.
If there is no one sharing content on the stage, the active speaker appears in the main part of the screen when there is no content being shared. The top of the screen displays thumbnails of the video of the active speaker as well as thumbnails of up to four other participants. Syncing the stage and adding participants to it is not possible if the host or cohost is the one adding participants to it.
In focus view, the main part of the screen consists of a video of the active speaker if no one is sharing content at the moment. A host or cohost will have only the first participant appear on the screen if they sync their stage and add participants to it.
When no content is shared, the blank view will display a blank screen.
Screen layout options when sharing content
The stage view of the screen shows the content in its main area, and at the top of the screen there are thumbnails of the video recordings of the speaker who is active and up to four others who may be participating in the meeting.
With the focus content and active speaker views, you can see the main content on the screen as well as a thumbnail of the speaker in the upper right hand corner of the screen. When the host or co-host adds participants to their stage and syncs the stage with them, only the first participant appears on the stage.
Using the focused content view, you can see only the content that has been shared in the main area of the screen. It is not possible to record the video of the participant.
Set your default recording layouts
- Go to your Webex site and sign in.
- You can access the Recording tab by selecting Preferences from the left navigation bar.
- There are a number of options for recording layouts that you can select from.
- Then click the Save button.
Select recording layouts during a meeting
It is possible to choose a recording layout for all shared content during a meeting or a recording layout for no shared content during a meeting if you want to have a different recording layout for the meeting. It is important to note that the layouts you select for a meeting have an effect on the recording. Those layouts do not change the default layouts that you selected in your Webex recording preferences if you chose to use them.
- Select the Record option during the course of a meeting.
- Click the Change layout button when you are in the Recording options menu.
- Choose the recording layout you wish to use in the tab No shared content.
- Choosing a recording layout can be done by clicking on the Shared content tab.
- If you would like the recording to display the stage layout that was on your synced stage, you must check the Follow stage layout when synced box.
- Then click on Save.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is layout in Webex?
With the Webex App, you can change your video layout while you are in a meeting. In a meeting, you can change between the different video layouts, so that you can see the screens of other participants, the speaker, or the shared content, depending on what you wish to focus on.
How do I record a Webex presentation?
Record your meeting
Select the Record option and make sure that your computer is set up to record. Depending on your computer, you may need to select the appropriate option from the Options drop-down list when using the Webex App. Can’t find the computer option in the drop-down menu? There may be a problem with the option. Please contact the administrator of the Webex site for more information.
Then click on the record button.
What is the difference between a webinar and Webex?
The attendee list can only be viewed by the host, cohost, and panelists. There are only a few people who can see the list of attendees, and those are the host, cohost, and panelist. In plans that support 3000 users or more, Webex Assistant for Webex Meetings is included as part of the plan, and it can be purchased separately if your plan supports only 1000 users.
Can you use Webex for webinars?
When you sign in to your Webex site, you will see a link that says Schedule a Webinar. Enter all the required details such as the topic, password for the webinar, and the date and time of the webinar. You can select whether you want a webinar to be viewed as a webcast when you have plans that support 3000 or more users.
How do Webex Webinars work?
On the Webex website home page or on the Calendar page, hosts are able to register for Webinars by clicking the Schedule a Webinar button. As the host, you have the option of inviting panelists, automatically starting a practice session and many other features.
How do I join a webinar in Webex?
Click on the Join webinar button in the email or calendar invitation you received. It is possible to locate the webinar in My Meetings by clicking on the webinar icon if you already have a Webex account on mobile. This will prompt you to download the mobile app if you do not already have it installed on your device. Download the Webex Meetings software, install it, and then open it and join the meeting.
Is Webex webinar free?
You will be able to communicate with other Webex users for free by using a free Webex account. You can host secure, virtual meetings with up to 100 participants in your Webex that last up to 40 minutes and last up to 40 minutes. If you want to access more features of Webex App, then you should download the free version of it.
How many people can join a Webex webinar?
There is no limit to how many people you can invite to your meeting if the host has a free account. Those who possess a Webex Meetings, a Webex Calling, a Webex App, or a Webex Calling paid account are eligible to attend the meeting.
How many attendees can join a Webex webinar?
Using Webex Audio (Hybrid Audio), you may have a total of 1000 participants in your meeting, including participants from both VoIP and Teleconferences.
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