Make sure to capture and save all your best moments with the recording feature in Greenroom.

Within Greenroom, it's possible to record video without live streaming. This feature is beneficial because it allows you to pre-record videos and segments within Greenroom, have those videos get automatically added to your Media tab, and ultimately allow for an easier experience building your show. In this article, we'll show you how to record on the Greenroom canvas and how to access those recordings.


Canvas Recording Overview

How to Record on the Greenroom Canvas

Once you open Greenroom, there will be a green button at the top that says "Stream", where you'll also see a dropdown arrow with two options:

  • Showbuild: Upon clicking, you'll be building out the shots for your show.
  • Record: Upon clicking, you'll only be recording. Nothing will be streamed live.
  • Livestream: Upon clicking, you'll be streaming your show live as well as recording it.


Once you select the option "Record," the "Showbuilder" button will turn red and list the option you selected; "Record". You will then need to click the button again to start recording.

The button will then say "Starting...." and a few seconds later, it will show that you are "Recording" – this will be black with white text.

When Streaming, the "Stream" button will stay Green, and indicate to the user "Starting Stream", and "Streaming" when activated. 


To end your recording, hover over the "Streaming" or "Recording" text to show a red button that will say "End Streaming" or "End Recording;" click that to end. 


ISO Recording

ISO records, or isolated recordings of each individual feed, will happen automatically for all recording and streaming sessions beginning the moment “record” or “stream” is selected.

To access ISO records in Greenroom, navigate to the Media tab in the righthand side menu, then go to the Recordings tab. On the recording instance you would like to download, select the downward carrot and a menu of each feed's ISO will appear.


Click the three dot menu to preview or bulk download all the ISOs for that instance. In the the list of presenters, select the download icon to download the individual files as .mp4s. File size is determined per user. Each participant’s ISO will generate roughly 1GB of video per hour (i.e If you record 4 people for one hour, it will be 4GB of video). Once you have downloaded all your files, you will see a file with each participant’s name for easy access, sharing or editing. Please note that this will also include producers and presenters who do not appear on the canvas. When the record or stream button is pressed, all participants will receive an alert to mute their microphone and shutter their camera to avoid being recorded backstage.

If you would like to use your ISO recording in an upcoming Greenroom show, please first download them to your local hard drive, then re-upload them to Greenroom. You will also be able to utilize the Greenroom Trim feature following this workflow.

Our current maximum time limit for ISO recording is four hours. If you are recording for longer than four hours, we suggest building streaming breaks into your Run of Show.


Accessing Your Recording

Shortly after you've finished recording, you can find your video in the Media tab, under the sub-tab Recordings. (Reminder: Videos from any time you hit "Stream" or "Record only" will live in this Recordings tab.)

With access to your recordings right in Greenroom, it's easy to then drag your videos onto your shots to build your segments. You can also edit and rename your recordings, as well as preview or download just as you would with any media file.

Once a Recording or Stream finishes, it will take some time for the file to process before you have the option to download it. Should a Producer like to view the recording immediately, they can put it in a shot in their Showboard and play the shot.


When in Showbuilder, you can access a trim feature for your Greenroom recordings.


The feature will open up a new player with the recording, where you can mark start and end points for the new video clip, and access playback controls.  


For more information on trimming your Greenroom recordings, click here.