There are loads of settings under the hood on how to optimize your Zoom session recordings. This section will guide you through how to turn them on. Alternatively, here is a short video walk-through as well.
For accessibility's sake, here's a typed list of all of the options you'll want to select:
Advanced cloud recording settings
Once you've configured all of your settings, start up a meeting to record in by opening up Zoom and
New Meeting. Once you're in, select
Record on the Cloud and deliver your presentation.
If you'd like to record a meeting that you are not the host of, you'll need to request permission to do so. Before recording you will want to open your settings (click the arrow next to your video and go to
video settings) and enter the
Recording tab. You will want to select Optimize for 3rd party video editor and Record video during screen sharing.
Once you've finished recording, Zoom will send you a confirmation email once your footage is ready to view and download. (Note that this might take a few minutes to a few hours depending on the length of your recording.) You'll get an email with the subject
Cloud Recording - Zoom Meeting is now available with a link to view and download your footage when it's ready.
Tips for recording clean audio with any equipment.
Choose a quiet environment to record in. If your surroundings are really noisy, try to record at a quieter time.
If you're hearing noise in your recording, the most common white-noise culprits are refrigerators, air conditioners/heaters, overhead lights (only if they buzz/hum), and open windows.
You might notice that singing in your shower sounds different than singing in your living room. Sound has the tendency to bounce around and each room will have a surprisingly different tone to it, so if you have several choices, we'd recommend a test recording in each location, just to see if anything stands out about one or another. Look for a room that has the least reflective surfaces.
The easiest way to improve recording quality is to get close to your microphone. This means using headphones with a built in microphone or getting closer to your laptop or recording device.