Record your video perfectly the first time 🗒️
You can use Speaker Notes while recording with the browser extension to help you deliver your message in one easy take.
- Write down the key points you want to speak to
- Add helpful reminders or cues
- Use a template with Speaker Notes to guide you through recording
- You must have the Vidyard browser extension (for Chrome or Edge) installed to use Speaker Notes
Write your own Speaker Notes
Before you start recording, plan out your video by writing a script, talking points, or reminders in your Speaker Notes.
- Open the Vidyard browser extension
- Select a recording type (Camera, Screen, or Screen + Cam)
- Click on the Speaker Notes text box and start typing to add notes
- Select Start Recording when you're ready to record your video
When you choose to record with Camera mode, you'll find your Speaker Notes above the camera preview in the center of your screen.
When you choose to record your screen, you'll find your Speaker Notes in the bottom right-hand corner. Just make sure you have Show recording controls enabled in your extension's recording preferences.
Use Speaker Notes from a template
Instead of writing your own Speaker Notes, apply a template from your library to add notes to your recording.
In your account, you'll find dozens of pre-made templates from Vidyard to help you record. In Vidyard Business plans (Essentials, Growth, Enterprise), you can create and share templates with your teammates.
- Select Explore Templates from your Speaker Notes in the browser extension
- Go to your Templates library in Vidyard to use a template
Auto scroll and font size
When you choose to record with Camera mode, you can use Auto Scroll to read your notes like a teleprompter.
Before you start recording, we recommend that you experiment with font size and scroll speed to find a comfortable pace. You can also change these settings while recording, if needed.
- Start Auto Scroll — make your notes automatically scroll from top to bottom.
- If you want your notes to start scrolling every time you record, update your recording preferences to enable Auto scroll when recording starts
- Select Pause Auto Scroll to stop scrolling
- When you Pause and Resume your recording, your notes automatically pause and resume
- Speed — use the + or - buttons to change how quickly your notes scroll (1x, 1.5x, 2x, and so on).
- You can also use number keys on your keyboard (1-9) to control speed
- Size — use the + or - buttons to change the font size (14-80)
Frequently Asked Questions
What Vidyard apps support the Speaker Notes feature?
You can use Speaker Notes with the following recording apps:
- the Vidyard browser extension
- Vidyard for Gmail or Outlook (only when recording your screen & using Chrome or Edge with the browser extension installed)
- the desktop app
- the mobile app
Are my notes automatically saved?
Any notes that you add to the Speaker Notes text box are automatically saved.
Your Speaker Notes are only erased if you sign out of the browser extension, or your current authenticated session expires.
Is there a character limit for Speaker Notes?
There is no set character limit, so you can write as lengthy a note as you'd like! An entire novel may not be practical though 🤓
Does the Speaker Notes text box accept special characters?
Yes, you can add any special characters to the Speaker Notes text box — including emojis 🎉
Will Speaker Notes be visible to viewers?
By default, Speaker Notes are only visible to you and do not appear in the finished video.
The only time your notes may be visible to viewers is if you choose to open Speaker Notes during an active Screen or Screen + Cam recording.
See the table below for details on when and how your notes are visible:
|Recording Mode||Are my notes visible? 👀|
|Camera||Speaker Notes are only visible to you and do not appear in the finished video|
|Screen or Screen + Cam||
To avoid capturing your notes as part of the video, Speaker Notes are automatically hidden while the recording is in progress.
Select Pause on the recording controls for your notes to reappear. You can then select Resume to hide the notes again, and continue recording.
If you select the Speaker Notes icon during an active screen recording, be aware that your notes will be visible to viewers in the finished video.