Guidelines for Speakers to record video of lectures. Typography Society of India
Guidelines for Speakers:
Typography Society of India design lectures are scheduled on Saturdays at 5:00pm IST (1700Hrs). Due to the technical requirements of various live streaming platforms, we have decided to record the lectures in advance.
Some of the guidelines for recording the talks are given below:
Typography society's online lectures are following a time limit of 40 minutes.
In case you prefer to speak for more than 40 minutes, please inform us in advance. You will need a paid account of Zoom to record your talk OR you may use powerpoint without any time limit.
However, we request all speakers to keep the upper limit as 40 minutes.
Video aspect ratio: 16:9 (1920 x 1080) (HD), Frame: horizontal ,
Preferable video format: MP4 or MOV
Slides used in Presentations:
It is desirable to prepare your presentation slides, decks, and video, etc., are created in 16:9 aspect ratio (1920x1080 pixels).
Camera: You may use a dedicated web camera or any video camera that allows for quality recording. Please ensure that it’s capable of recording full HD video in landscape (horizontal) mode. Make sure that you’re in a well-lit room, with a background free of clutter. Choose times to record where you will be in a quiet space without distractions. Turn off notifications and pause any other sounds in the phone and any other devices you use, before recording. Remember to keep your phone in Silent Mode! Please make sure your face is clearly visible on the screen at all times, except when you may want to play a specific video file during your lecture.
If you are using a laptop, please make sure that the camera you are using is capable of recording in 1920x1080 resolution (16:9) within .mp4 or .mov format. If for some reason you can’t record in 1920x1080 resolution (16:9), go with regular screen resolution.
Before you record: Please choose the a bright, quiet room with a window and a comfortable place to sit. If possible, select a place where enough light falls on your face, without causing stress on your eyes. The camera you are using, should preferably be at the same level as your face; with your shoulders also visible.
Softwares for recording the lecture:
You can record your video using many methods including Zoom, Powerpoint, Quicktime in Apple Mac etc. Please note that it is mandatory to show your face with clarity, in a small window at the top right corner of the screen, along with your slides, throughout the presentation.
All the methods using various software given below allow you to show your face on the screen, along with your slides. If you face any difficulty in this, please contact us immediately. We will be happy to help out.
The easiest way to record your presentation is by using Zoom. Zoom meeting time limit while using a free account is 40 minutes.
1. 1. Recording a lecture through Zoom
2. Open Zoom and Login to your Zoom account
11. In Meeting Window, click on “Screen Share” button at the bottom centre of the screen
If you like to see a video tutorial on recording your video in Zoom, please see
2. Microsoft PowerPoint :
If you prefer to record your video using Microsoft PowerPoint, a video tutorial is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8JV3w4TOVw
3. Apple QuickTime Player:
If you prefer to use Quicktime Player to record your video, a video tutorial is available here
More guidelines available here also