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Recording a Slate - REQUIRED FOR VFX
Recording a Slate - REQUIRED FOR VFX

What is slate? How to slate? Why do I need to slate?

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Written by Laura Hickey
Updated over a week ago

The Roll Slate is a template we use to capture an empty background shot (plate) and audio sample from your room. A Slate is required to generate VFX on your video.

You can enter Slate mode in 2 ways:

  1. Follow the automatic prompts at the end a recording

  2. Launch Slate from the bottom menu of your active web call, and proceed to Step 3: Slate

How to record a Slate:

  • Have all participants on the call step out of camera view completely for 3 seconds

  • Return to view, say your name, count 1, 2, 3, and clap

  • End recording

Automatic Uploads

Once you end your recording, all participant files will automatically start syncing to the cloud. Uploads will continue as long as the Roll app remains open on participants’ phones - the app does not need to be active, can be in the background. Just please do not kill the app while upload occurs.

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