Production Truck can be utilized in an offline capacity to record broadcasts locally to your computer. This can be utilized to record broadcasts to be used as .mp4 files in future broadcasts or record entire events to be uploaded later.
Changing to Offline Mode and Setting Up a Broadcast
If you are not connected to the internet, you will be given the option to open Production Truck in Offline mode from the login screen.
If you are connected to the internet and already logged into Production Truck, you can navigate to the Preferences menu, the gear icon in the center of Production Truck, then navigate over to the Service tab. Then, from the Streaming Service dropdown, select Record to File.
You will then want to Create a Broadcast. You will be given an option to name the broadcast and the quality you want the recording at. Additionally, the File Directory option will be where the broadcast recording file is placed, we would recommend keeping it in the Offline Folder of Production Truck.
Note: By default, Production Truck records files in .FLV format to save storage space, we will go over how to convert the file into a .mp4 in the next section of this Help Article.
You are now ready to record your broadcast, just hit the Record button in the upper right hand corner of Production Truck. Once you are done recording, hit the Record button again and stop the recording, it will then be located in the Offline folder of the Production Truck folder on your computer.
Converting an Offline Recording to a MP4 File
By default, Production Truck records files in .FLV format to save storage space, this will go over how to convert your offline file to a .mp4 file format. This process is too be done after you have finished recording the broadcast.
Within Production Truck, navigate to the navigation bar at the top, and select Tools, then select Export to MP4
This will open an option to Export to MP4 window. The Source option is the location of the file you are wanting to convert.
Press the Select option over the right and find the broadcast you recorded, it will open up automatically to the Production Truck folder on your computer. Your broadcast will be under the Offline folder in Production Truck.
Now that you have selected your file, in the Export to MP4 window, hit the select button across from Destination to be given options such as naming the broadcast and where the file ends up on your computer. In the below example, we have the file ending up on our Desktop.
Once you have selected both your Source and Destination, hit the Export button. You will then be given a Export Succesful pop-up once your export is complete.