With Hippo Video, you can instantly set up a prospecting recording flow with the ‘Create Prospecting Video’ template. This feature allows you to easily record or import a video with a few clicks, and to make it more effective, you can add a LinkedIn profile or website as a virtual background.
To create a video using the prospecting video template:
Login to Hippo Video using existing credentials.
Click on the +Create button and select Create Prospecting Video below the Create Videos Using Templates section.
You’ll be redirected to the Create Prospecting Video template flow.
You can either record a video or import a video.
To record a new video:
Click the Webcam Video button.
The recording window will appear.
Note: The Teleprompter toggle and its settings, such as text size, line spacing, speed, and script change, will always be enabled by default. Tap the Teleprompter toggle to turn it off.
Before recording, you can select Webcam Source, Mic Source, Aspect Ratio, and enable/disable Mirror Webcam Video camera, if needed.
Once you’re done, click Close.
Now, you’re all set. Click the Red circle button to start recording.
Once you’re done, click the Red square button to finish recording.
Click the Retake button, to re-record the video, the Edit Video button, to edit the video such as trim, crop, add emojis, add text, etc., and the Cancel button, to cancel the recording, if needed.
Once you’re done, click the Submit button.
And just like that, your video gets uploaded right inside the template.
The green tick mark on the left side slide indicates that the slide is completed.
If you want to spruce your video, you'll find several options to add a virtual background. You can choose them by selecting From library, Website screenshot (enter web link), Upload image (local drive/gdrive), or LinkedIn screenshot. Select the option accordingly and click Apply.
Note: If you’re unsatisfied with the final video, click the Retake button and delete the video by clicking the Delete button below the thumbnail.
To add a virtual background from the Hippo Video library, Hippo Video provides you with three methods.
Click the From library link, select the appropriate option, and click Apply. The chosen image or video will be applied to your video as a background.
Or, to add a website screenshot as a virtual background, click the Website screenshot link, enter the valid website URL and click check. Once the validation is complete, click import.
Or, to add a virtual background from your local drive or G-drive, click the Upload image link and select the appropriate image and click Import.
Or, to add a LinkedIn screenshot as a virtual background, click the LinkedIn screenshot link and add. Check out this article for more detail.
Once you select, click Apply.
To add your custom background music:
Click Settings > Set Background Music tab on the top bar's right side.
The Import Audio pop will appear.
You can import audio from local, recently used audio libraries or G-Drive and then click Import.
The selected audio is set. You’ll be able to check out the audio preview by clicking on the play icon below the video thumbnail.
You can adjust the volume of the background music on the slider.
Then, move to ‘To save and share the video’ heading and follow the instructions to complete the process.
To import a video:
Click on the Import Video button.
From the Import Video pop-up, select the video from local or recorded videos (library) and click on the Proceed button.
The selected video will be added to the template. If you want to change the video, then click on the Delete button.
Click on the Preview button at the top right before saving, if needed.
To save and share the video:
Before sharing the video, take a look at your video preview by clicking the Preview at the top.
Once you’re done, click on the Save button at the top right.
You’ll be redirected to the video preview page.
Click on the Copy Link button on the right of the video preview.
Enter the prospect’s email address and first name, to track and find the potential prospects in order to engage with them better.
Choose the appropriate option to copy the link and share it with anyone.
Finally, your video is shared with the prospect.