Zencastr’s Automatic Postproduction is a paid feature that enhances and mixes together the separate audio (and video) files that are recorded for you and your guests into a combined file. Separate WAVs is an additional option in Automatic Postproduction for users on the professional plan.
Running postproduction for an episode recorded in the ‘Record Audio and Video’ recording mode with Separate WAVs is shown below. Running postproduction for an episode recorded in either of the other two recording modes where only audio was recorded does not include the Video Layout step and does not return a ‘Video Podcast’ file.
In this article:
What Are Separate WAVs?
Separate WAVs gives you individual WAV files for each of the recording participants with the audio enhancements applied, in addition to the combined audio (and video) files.
Before Producing Your Podcast
Postproduction can be run for up to 6 participants at a time when the episode was recorded in 'Record Audio and Video' mode.
The ‘Produce Your Podcast’ button appears after the host stops the recording and participants’ files are uploaded.
The Separate WAVs option only displays when WAV files (not MP3 files) are selected for all participants.
Steps to Produce Your Podcast With Separate WAVs
Click Produce Your Podcast above the host’s track.
Under Choose tracks for postproduction, use the checkboxes to select/unselect participants for the postproduction.
Under Configure audio, select Advanced Settings.
Check Separate WAVs.
Under Select video layout, leave as the default option or select another layout.
Under Smart Filters, leave Remove Long Pauses as Off or toggle it to On and enter a threshold and shorten to value.
Review your selections and click Run Postproduction.
Getting and Downloading Podcast Files
After you click Run Postproduction a ‘Success’ popup says you will receive an email when your mix is ready. When you receive that email:
Click Download files in the email and you are taken back to your Recording Page.
On the Podcast Mix track click the Audio Podcast and Video Podcast files to download to your computer.
📝 While the video component of the platform is in open beta, the ‘Video Podcast’ file contains a Zencastr watermark.
How long does it take for the postproduction to finish?
Postproductions normally finish in under an hour. The exact amount of time can vary depending on the recording length and the number of participants selected.
What are the video layout options?
What does the Remove Long Pause option in the Smart Filter section do?
I have an issue with a postproduction I ran. What can I do?
I recorded in the ‘Record Audio and Video’ mode, but now I don’t want to use the video. Is there a way to not include the video in the postproduction?
At this time, it is not possible to exclude video files from being run in the postproduction. However, you will get an ‘Audio Podcast’ file that contains just the mixed and enhanced audio in addition to a separate ‘Video Podcast’ file which contains the mixed and enhanced audio and video. You can download only the file(s) you need. Additionally, postproduction credits are deducted based on the overall recording time and not based on the number of files included in the postproduction. For example, if you and 3 guests (4 participants total) record a 1 hour episode in ‘Record Audio and Video’ mode and you run your 8 files (4 audio files + 4 video files) through automatic postproduction your account will be deducted 1 credit.