Clipchamp's screen & camera recorder allows you to simultaneously record your screen and webcam to produce training videos, react videos, presentations, gaming streams, and many more.
While the recordings are captured together, they can be edited in the timeline separately. This means each video can be resized and placed however you like.
For the ideal outcome, recordings will align if you place them on top of each other in the timeline. The webcam recording can then be altered using freehand editing to place it over the screen recording to give a picture-in-picture appearance.
How to use screen & camera recorder
Step 1. Where to find the screen and camera recorder
Homepage: On the video editor homepage, you will see a record something button. Click on the record something button to open the editor.
Toolbar: You can also access the screen and camera record tool in the editor's sidebar. Click on the record & create tab. A pop-out window will appear with screen & camera, camera recording, screen recording, and text-to-speech. Click on the first option, screen & camera.
Step 2. Start recording your screen & camera
By clicking on the screen & camera tool either via the homepage or editor toolbar, a blue screen & camera popup window will automatically appear.
You will see a 4 step helpful checklist, your webcam preview video, microphone, and camera settings, as well as the big red record button. If you have not done so already, you will need to give Clipchamp access to record your camera, microphone, and screen to continue.
Click on the red record button to start your screen & camera recording.
Once you've clicked record, another popup window will appear. Here, you can choose what you want to share. Either choose your entire screen, window, or Chrome tab. We have chosen to record our entire screen. Click Share to begin recording the screen & camera.
It's now time to record your screen. You won't be able to see your camera while recording in the tab, window, or screen recording, but it will work. We have screen recorded the process of how to find our helpful blogs on Clipchamp.
Once you are happy with your recording, click on Stop sharing at the bottom of your screen.
Step 3. Save your screen & camera recording
Once you have stopped recording, you will be able to preview your recording before saving it.
To save your screen & camera recording to Clipchamp's online editor library and timeline, click on the purple save and edit button. If you're not happy with your recording, click on retake recording to start again.
Step 4. Return back to the editor.
Once you have finished recording and saved your video, you will be returned to the editor. Your screen and webcam recordings save as two separate files in the your media tab. Both files will be automatically added to your timeline, grouped one above the other.
To ungroup your screen and camera recordings to edit separately, right-click on the media on the timeline, then select ungroup.
Step 5. Edit your screen & camera recording
Your screen & camera recording will now appear on your timeline and in your media library. The webcam file will appear above the screen recording on your timeline.
Edit the layout of your video. Click on which video you would like to edit on your timeline. Your selected video will be highlighted in green. You can freely move your webcam recording around the screen by dragging and dropping the webcam video around the video preview screen.
You can also use the editing features on the media's property panel. These include fit, crop, picture-in-picture, rotate, flip horizontal, and flip vertical.
B) Edit out mistakes
Click your timeline video and make sure your video is highlighted green. Place your cursor at the time length you would like to crop. Click split to cut your video clip.
Then click the Delete button to delete the unwanted clip.
C) Add text
Click on the text tab located on the left sidebar. Drag and drop your desired title onto the timeline. Change the text, add your brand logo, and alter the size and color.
D) Add branding
Click on the brand kit tab on the left sidebar. Drag and drop your business logo onto the timeline to add it to your video.
Step 6. Export your screen & camera recording video
Once you're happy with your video, click on the export button at the top right corner of the editor. Choose your saving options. Save your video in 480p, 720p or 1080p resolution.
Who can use Clipchamp's screen & camera recorder?
Our screen & camera recorder feature is available to all Clipchamp users. Ready to get started? Head straight to Clipchamp to try it out for yourself: