Can I Record My Highfive Meeting?

Yes! With a little ingenuity, you can indeed record your Highfive calls. While Highfive currently doesn’t include server-side recording capabilities, you can leverage 3rd-party applications to record your meetings from your computer.

What you need to have:

  • Computer: A fast computer (2.6GHz i7 laptop or desktop), that can be used during the meeting just for recording.
  • Highfive: Download and install the Highfive application using these steps.
  • Speakers: External speakers will provide high quality audio for your computer's microphone to record.
  • Recording Software: An application that captures the audio/video of your meeting. We’ll provide examples in the steps below.
  • Quiet Place: You'll want to set up your recording PC somewhere with minimal background noise.
  • Recommended: Create a Highfive account specifically used for recording meetings. We have provided an image at the bottom of this article that you can set as the profile picture for this account (Recording_Avatar.png).

Recording on OS X using QuickTime

Recording your meeting:

  1. Open and log into Highfive on your computer. If you’re using a Highfive account dedicated for recording, make sure you’re using that account instead.
  2. Disable any screen savers or power-saving settings on your computer to prevent your screen or system from going to sleep.
  3. Start (or join) the meeting you’d like to record.
  4. Launch QuickTime Player application from your Applications.
  5. Click on File.
  6. Select New Screen Recording.
  7. In the Screen Recording window, click the down arrow (next to the Record button) and select Built-in Microphone: Internal Microphone.
  8. Highlight the Highfive application window as the region you want to record.
  9. Click Start Recording.
  10. To stop recording, click on the Record icon in the upper right-hand side of your desktop menu bar. 
  11. Save your recording by clicking on File and select Save.
  12. By default, the video file will be saved to your Documents folder. (Note: You can do any post-processing, such as editing or exporting audio-only after this.)

Recording on Windows using Screencastify

Download and Install:

  1. Download the Screencastify extension here: https://www.screencastify.com/ (Note: This extension is currently only available for Google Chrome.)
  2. Click Install Now.
  3. Click Add extension.

  4. Click on the Screencastify icon from the extension toolbar (looks like filmstrip).
  5. Select Locally on this Device when asked where to store your recordings.
  6. Click Get Started.
  7. Click Setup Camera Access.
  8. Click Allow when asked if you want to use your camera and microphone.

Recording your meeting:

  1. Open and log into Highfive on your computer. If you’re using a Highfive account dedicated for recording, make sure you’re using that account instead.
  2. Disable any screensavers or power-saving settings on your computer to prevent your screen or system from going to sleep.
  3. Start (or join) the meeting you’d like to record.
  4. Open Screencastify by clicking on it’s icon in your Google Chrome extensions bar.
  5. Select the Desktop tab in the menu that pops up.
  6. Check your speakers. Make sure the external speakers are connected to your computer and adjust the volume. Your computer’s microphone will need to be able to pick up audio from these speakers, so ensure the volume is loud enough.
  7. Click Start Recording.
  8. Select the Highfive app window.
  9. Click Share.
  10. Click on the Full-Screen button at the top of the Highfive application window.
  11. Click on the Screencastify icon again to stop recording. Your recording will open in a new Google Chrome tab where you can edit the filename.
  12. Save your recording by clicking the download (down arrow) button. (Note: You can do any post-processing, such as editing or exporting audio-only after this.)

Highfive! You’ve successfully recorded your Highfive meeting.

 

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