The Riverside Studio creates three different types of recordings of each session: separated tracks, clips, and internet backup tracks.

Separated tracks are high-definition files created in the Studio by each participant's computer or device. The locally recorded files can have a video resolution of up to 2160p 4K and have 44.1 or 48 kHz audio. After the recording session stops and the tracks upload, the Host can download the track of each participant.

If a participant shares their screen, an Audience member joins during a Live Call-In, or the Host plays a file from the media board, those separated tracks will also be available to download.


With a free Riverside account, you can download up to 2 hours of separated tracks to test them in your workflow. Upgrading to a subscription plan lets you download 5 or 15 hours of separated track downloads each month. All users can export recordings as clips in the Editor.

Download Separated Tracks in the following file formats:

Constant Frame Rate (CFR) Video

The Constant Frame Rate (CFR) video is a participant's locally recorded track that Riverside encodes to ensure the same frame rate for all participants.

The CFR .mp4 video file may also include empty space if a participant only joined for part of the recording so their track stays synchronized with the tracks of other participants.

Enterprise users can change the default frame rate of recordings on a Studio's settings page.

MP4 Video (Variable Frame Rate)

This is the locally recorded video, as created by a participant's device. However, .mp4 files have a frame rate that can change which compresses the video into a smaller file size than the CFR video.

WAV (Audio only)

This is a participant's uncompressed, audio-only track. The audio is recorded with 16 bit depth and a sample rate of 44.1 or 48 kHz. Change the default audio sample rate on a Studio's settings page.


The compressed .mp3 backup of a locally recorded separated track is also available to download by clicking the three dot menu [...].

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