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How to Screen Record Google Meet

As more and more companies shift to remote work, online meetings have become an integral part of our professional lives. And as someone who may have a lot of meetings in a day, it's natural that you might want to have a record of what was discussed for future reference. This is where screen recording comes in. It's a convenient way to capture your meetings and keep a record of all the important points that were discussed.

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Introduction

As more and more companies shift to remote work, online meetings have become an integral part of our professional lives. And as someone who may have a lot of meetings in a day, it's natural that you might want to have a record of what was discussed for future reference. This is where screen recording comes in. It's a convenient way to capture your meetings and keep a record of all the important points that were discussed.

What is Screen Recording?

Screen recording is a feature that allows you to capture the activity on your computer screen. You can record video and audio, along with any accompanying notes or comments. This can be incredibly useful for keeping a record of meetings, tutorials, or any other activities that you would like to save for later.

Why Screen Record Google Meet?

There are a number of reasons why you might want to screen record your Google Meet meetings. For one, it allows you to go back and review important points that were discussed during the meeting. Additionally, it can be helpful for those who may have missed the meeting to catch up on what was discussed. And for people who are more visually oriented learners, having a recorded version of the meeting can be a lot more helpful than just reading through notes.

The Tools You'll Need

Before we get started with the screen recording process, there are a few tools you'll need to have on hand. The first is a screen recording software. We recommend using Open Broadcasting Software (OBS) as it's free, open-source and easy to use. Additionally, you'll need to have the Google Meet Extension for OBS installed. And of course, you'll need to have a Google Meet account and be signed in to a meeting to start the recording.

Setting Up OBS

To set up OBS for screen recording your Google Meet meetings, you'll first need to download and install the software. You can download OBS from the official website. Once OBS is installed, open the software and click on "Settings". Under "Settings", go to "Output" and select "Advanced". Then, set the "Encoder" to "NVENC H.264" and the "Rate Control" to "CBR". This will ensure that your recordings are in high quality and have consistent bitrate.

Adding the Google Meet Extension

Once OBS is set up, you'll need to add the Google Meet Extension. To do this, click on "Tools" in the main OBS interface and select "Scripts". Next, select "Python" from the menu, and click on "Open Script Folder". This will open the Python folder, where you can then add the Google Meet Extension.

Starting the Recording

Now that you have OBS set up and the Google Meet Extension added, you're ready to start the recording. To do this, first open your Google Meet and join a meeting. Then, in OBS, click on "Sources" and select "Add". Next, select "Google Meet" and you should now see your Google Meet window in OBS.

To start the recording, click on the "Start Recording" button in OBS. You'll see a countdown, and the recording will begin once the countdown finishes. You should now see a red dot on the OBS interface indicating that the recording has started. You can also click on the "Preview Stream" button to see what the recording will look like.

Adding Additional Sources

If you want to include additional sources in the recording, such as your microphone or webcam, you can easily do so. To add your microphone as a source, click on "Sources" and select "Add". Then select "Audio Input Capture" and choose your microphone from the menu.

For webcam, similar as before go to "Sources" > "Add" and select "Video Capture Device" and choose your camera from the menu. This will allow you to include yourself in the recording, in case you want to demonstrate something or share your screen and record yourself talking.

Customizing the Recording

OBS also provides some customization options for your recording. You can resize the recording window, add effects, and much more. For example, you can use the "Scene Transitions" feature to add transitions between different scenes in the recording. You can also use the "Filters" option to add effects such as color correction, noise reduction, and more.

Saving the Recording

Once the meeting is over, and you stop the recording, you'll need to save the recording. To do this, go to the "File" menu in OBS and select "Save Recording". This will open the "Save As" dialog box, where you can choose the location where you want to save the recording. Make sure to give the recording a meaningful file name so you can easily find it later.

Sharing the Recording

After you save the recording, you can share it with others by sending them the link or by uploading it to a video hosting platform such as YouTube or Vimeo. You can also upload it to your own website if you have one.

Using Alternatives

If you don't want to use OBS, you can also use other screen recording software such as Snagit, Camtasia, and Zoom. Each of these programs has its own unique features and settings, so be sure to explore them to find the one that best suits your needs.

Conclusion

Screen recording your Google Meet meetings can be incredibly useful for keeping a record of what was discussed, and for those who may have missed the meeting. With the help of OBS and the Google Meet Extension, it's easy to screen record your meetings in a jiffy. Happy Recording!

How Hume Can Help

Hume is an interview intelligence platform that streamlines the recruitment process by recording, transcribing, and summarizing interviews. This can be incredibly helpful for hiring teams who want to move faster and have access to more objective data.

With Hume, you can easily record your Google Meet interviews and have the audio automatically transcribed. This eliminates the need for manual note-taking and ensures that all important points are captured. Additionally, the platform uses advanced algorithms to summarize the key takeaways from the interview, making it easy to quickly review and compare candidates.

Hume also includes a training feature that allows interviewers to review and improve their interviewing skills. The platform provides feedback on areas such as question-asking, active listening, and conversation flow, which can help interviewers to conduct more effective interviews in the future.

Overall, using Hume in combination with screen recording your Google Meet interviews can provide an efficient and objective way to evaluate candidates and improve the overall recruitment process.

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