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.

Running postproduction for a recording done in the ‘Record Audio and Video’ recording mode has the Video Layout options shown below.

Note: Users on free plans will have a Zencastr watermark on the final video mix. Users on paid plans can remove the Zencastr watermark and also add their own watermark/logo.

In this article:

Zen Layout

Active Speaker Layout

Vertical Layout

Horizontal Layout

Side Grid Layout

Side Grid 2 Focused Layout

Symmetry Layout

Custom Layout

Aspect Ratios

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Zen Layout

For 2 to 6 participants.

Uses AI technology to detect the active speaker and displays that participant in a larger screen while placing the other participant(s) in smaller screens. When the active speaker changes, the participant who is on the larger screen automatically switches.

Active Speaker Layout

For 2 to 6 participants.

Uses AI technology to detect the active speaker and displays that participant in a larger screen. When the active speaker changes, the participant who is on the larger screen automatically switches.

Vertical Layout

For 2 participants.

Arranges the videos in a vertical, stacked orientation and crops them (i.e. removes the left and right spacing) as needed for the selected aspect ratio.

Horizontal Layout

For 2 participants.

Arranges the videos in a horizontal, side-by-side orientation and crops them (i.e. removes the left and right spacing) as needed for the selected aspect ratio.

Side Grid Layout

For 2 to 6 participants.

Aranges videos asymmetrically so one participant’s video is larger and the rest of the participants' videos are smaller and equally sized.

Side Grid 2 Focused

For 5 or 6 participants.

Aranges videos asymmetrically so two participants' videos are larger and the rest of the participants' videos are smaller and equally sized.

Symmetry Layout

For 4 or 6 participants.

Arranges the videos symmetrically with all participants' videos equally sized.

Custom Layout

For 2 to 6 participants.

Uses an uploaded image as the video image instead of the participants’ videos.

Aspect Ratios

All video layouts can be downloaded in one of three aspect ratios:

  • 16:9 - Final video has a horizontal, landscape orientation.

  • 9:16 - Final video has a vertical, portrait orientation.

  • Square - Final video is square.

Note: At this time, Produce shows a preview of what the final video mix will look like only for the Square aspect ratio.

Related Questions

How do I produce my podcast/ run my postproduction?

To run a postproduction for a recording done in the 'Record Audio. No Video' or 'Record Audio. Show Video' modes, see this guide. To run a postproduction for a recording done in the 'Record Audio and Video' mode, see this guide.

I have an issue with a postproduction I ran. What can I do?

See this article for troubleshooting for common Automatic postproduction issues.

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.

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