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, click the Recordings tab.
Under Recordings, make sure the right room name and recording number are selected.
2. Selecting Separate WAVs
On the left sidebar, click the Participants tab.
Under Participants, select/unselect participants for the postproduction.
Click the Audio tab.
Next to Audio Format, make sure WAV is selected.
Under Advanced audio settings, next to Separate Tracks, select Enabled.
Make any additional adjustments to your postproduction on the other tabs in the sidebar of the Produce Page.
3. Running the Postproduction
To run the postproduction:
Click the Next button at the top right of the Produce page.
On the Produce insert, review what output you are getting and the credits cost.
Click the Produce button to start the postproduction.
Result: The postproduction will begin to run. When it completes, the necessary amount of credits will be deducted from your credits balance.
4. Getting and Downloading Postproduction 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 completes.
To download your files from the Recording Page:
Click the Download button in the “Your Postproduction Is Complete” email and you are taken to the login page.
Log in 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:
From your Dashboard, on the Rooms tab, click the Produce button next to the room.
From a Recording Page, click the Create Your Podcast button.
On the Produce Page, click the Recordings tab.
Under Recordings, make sure the correct room name and recording number are selected.
Click the Postproductions tab.
Click on the Postproduction number.
Click the Download button.
Result: All your postproduction files will be zipped and then a zip file will download to your computer.
Note: If you have a paid plan, the postproduction transcript is included in the zip file that is downloadable from the Produce Page. The postproduction transcript can’t be downloaded from the Recording Page.
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 Produce With Zencastr video podcast for short tutorials on specific features of Produce.