Clipchamp's online webcam recording feature allows you to record video and audio directly in editing projects and easily edit and export them. It works with your computer's built-in camera and microphone with any connected external cameras and microphones. See below for a step-by-step guide with images.

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How to record a video

First, create a new video or open an existing one.

Step 1. Click on the record & create tab on the left sidebar

Click on the record & create tab, then click on the camera recording option.

Step 2. Allow access to your webcam

A prompt should pop up (usually in the top left corner of the window) asking if you want to let "app.clipchamp.com" use your microphone and camera. Click Allow. 

Allow access to camera and microphone

NOTE: This is necessary for you to be able to record a video. We don't have access to any recordings you make (they stay on your computer unless you choose to save them in the cloud).

If you don't see the pop-up, see an error message, or your camera doesn't turn on, please see this related help article.

Step 3. Adjust your input settings

A recording screen will appear. You will see microphone and camera settings at the bottom of the pop-up window. Click the down arrows to edit the settings if desired. You will also have the option to use speaker coach.

The resolution depends on your computer's built-in camera or the external camera you connect. It ranges from 480p and 720p to 1080p.

Step 4. Click the red button to start recording

Click the red circle at the bottom of the window to begin recording. You will see the elapsed time at the bottom of the screen. You can record videos of up to 30 minutes duration.

Step 5. Click on the stop button to stop recording

Click on the red square button to stop recording.

Step 6.  Review the recording and add to your video

Once you click stop, your video will appear for preview. You can watch it back to check you're happy with it. Click retake or save and edit.

Your will return back to the editor once you have clicked save and edit.

For more information on Clipchamp's editing tools, see our how-to edit a video article.

Chromebook owners

If you're recording on a Chromebook, please be sure to close all other tabs in Chrome and also any apps that might be running in the background such as Google Hangouts. This will make sure that as much of the Chromebook's CPU and memory as possible is available for the webcam recording (which is quite processing-intense, so Chromebooks can sometimes struggle).

Try it out

Ready to get started? Head straight to Clipchamp to try it out for yourself:

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