Note: This article covers recording on mmhmm for Windows which is a legacy application. Download the new mmhmm for the most up to date experience on Windows.
The mode bar
The mode bar is located between the stage and the slide tray. It allows you to switch between Edit, Playback, and Publish modes.
- Edit mode allows you to edit slides and make recordings.
- Playback mode allows you to review exactly what you’ve recorded.
- Publish mode allows you to share your presentation as an mmhmm recording, or export it as an mp4.
Playback and Publish modes are grayed out and inaccessible until a recording has been created for this presentation.
How to record
Click the red Record button in the middle of the mode bar to start recording a take. Once the countdown finishes, mmhmm will start recording. Click the button again to stop your recording session. Your take will then sync to the cloud.
During recording, if you feel that you did not like your take, click on the X next to the red Stop button to discard it.
Then, click Discard in the pop-up window to delete your take.
With takes, you can redo recordings on a slide-by-slide basis instead of re-recording your whole presentation. During a recording session, mmhmm will automatically generate a take for each slide. An icon will appear next to the slide name to show that a take has been recorded.
To choose which take you’d like to use in the final presentation, select that take from the dropdown on the right side of the mode bar.
You can also select Manage Takes... to see a preview of each take and select which one you’d like to use in your final presentation.
Copy, Rename, or Delete any of the takes listed on that slide by clicking on the ellipsis ... next to your desired take.
You can also select Fade out or Trim take. Both options help to ensure your transitions are smooth from one take to another. Use the sliders on the bottom of the video progress bar to trim your take and click Done to confirm.
Once you have recorded your presentation, use Playback mode to view your presentation in its entirety. Choose Snappy, Turbo, or Max speed to watch your presentation at a higher speed. If you need to make any changes, you can always stop Playback to go back to Edit mode and make adjustments.
Playback mode also allows you to mix pre-recorded and live content within a single presentation. For example, pre-record a sales pitch or class lecture, then insert a LIVE slide to switch to live Q&A at the appropriate points. A LIVE slide is any slide for which you have not recorded any Takes (or where you’ve selected None / Live video in the Manage Takes window.)