Zencastr Produce is a paid feature that enhances and mixes together the separate audio (and video) files for you and your guests into a combined file.
Separate WAVs is an option available to users on paid plans.
In this article:
What Are Separate WAVs and Why Use Them?
Separate WAVs is a Produce feature available to users on paid plans. It gives you individual WAV files with audio enhancements applied for each participant, in addition to the combined audio and video mixes.
If you are making additional edits in an audio editing software program outside of Zencastr, using Separate WAVs can save you time by applying audio enhancements that are an excellent starting point for your editing process.
Before You Produce Your Podcast
Postproduction can be run for up to 6 participants at a time.
Postproduction can be started after the host stops the recording and participants’ files are uploaded.
1. Opening Produce
To open Produce:
From your Dashboard, on the Rooms tab click the Produce button next to any room name.
From a recording page, click the Create Your Podcast button.
On the Produce page, make sure the right recording name and number is selected on the right under Recordings.
2. Selecting Separate WAVs
Click the Edit button on the Produce page to display and adjust postproduction settings.
On the Edit tab, under People, select/unselect participants for the postproduction.
Click the Audio tab.
Next to Audio Format, make sure WAV is selected.
Click Advanced Audio Settings.
Next to Tracks select Separate.
Make any additional adjustments to your postproduction on the Edit or Video tabs.
Click the blue checkmark in the top right corner of the editor to finalize your setting changes.
3. Running the Postproduction
To start the postproduction:
Click Produce & Download.
Select an aspect ratio for the video mix.
Result: The postproduction will begin to run as soon as you select an aspect ratio and the necessary amount of credits will be deducted from your balance.
4. Getting and Downloading Podcast Files
Once the postproduction is running you can either close the Produce page or stay on it. The postproduction will run in the background and you will receive an email when it is finished.
To download your files after closing the Produce Page:
Click the Download button in the “Your Postproduction Is Complete” email and you are taken to the login page.
Login and you are taken to your Recording Page.
On the Podcast Mixes track click ‘Download Audio Podcast’ and ‘Download Video Podcast’.
Result: The individual files will download to your computer.
To download your files from the Produce Page:
Make sure the right recording name and number is selected on the right under Recordings.
Click the 3-dot menu on your postproduction.
Result: A zip file will download to your computer.
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.
I have an issue with a postproduction I ran. What can I do?
How can I learn more about other Produce settings?
Check out our Producing With Zencastr video podcast for short tutorials on specific features of Produce.