Webcam Recording

The best alternative to YouTube’s discontinued capture feature

Posted September 2, 2021
Written by Tobi Raub
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Filming YouTube videos with your computer’s webcam is one of the easiest and fastest ways to create video content. With over 500 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, creating quality video content in the shortest amount of time is ideal to stay on top of the YouTube ladder.

If you’re a small business or content creator looking for an alternative to YouTube’s webcam capture that no longer exists, we’ve got the solution for you. 

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Clipchamp’s online webcam recorder lets you record video instantly in your browser, edit, then share directly to YouTube with no equipment necessary. It’s that easy.

Explore Clipchamp’s online camera and free video editor and get creating quality YouTube video content today. 

What's Clipchamp’s online webcam recorder? 

So what makes Clipchamp’s online webcam recorder the perfect alternative to YouTube discontinued capture feature? 

Our online webcam recorder allows up to 30-minute recordings straight from your browser, meaning you no longer have to worry about uploading content from your phone or camera to your desktop. You can use our free webcam recorder with a Mac, Linux, Windows, and Chromebook.

The webcam recorder works with your computer’s built-in webcam and mic. If there’s more than one available, you can choose your preferred one before starting a recording. 

It’s lightning-fast, completely private, and you can start sharing, compressing or editing the webcam recording much sooner. 

You can record YouTube channel videos or YouTube intro videos at a resolution of 480p, 720p or 1080p, but most webcams have a maximum resolution of 720p. Webcam videos are automatically recorded in widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, ready for direct YouTube upload. 

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How to upload your webcam recording to YouTube

Just like any other regular YouTube video upload, webcam recordings work the same way. All you have to do is record your webcam video in Clipchamp, export your video directly to YouTube, or save it to your computer. 

To upload your saved video from your files to YouTube, follow these steps. 

1. Log in to your YouTube channel account

Head over to YouTube and log in to your account. 

1. Log in to your YouTube channel account

2. Create a new video

Click on the camera icon in the top right-hand corner of your YouTube home screen. A drop-down tab will appear. Click on Upload video

2. Create a new video

3. Upload your webcam video

Upload your webcam video by using the Drag and drop video files method or click on Select files to choose a webcam video from your computer files. Next, follow the on-screen instructions to finish your upload. 

3. Upload your webcam video

Who can use our webcam recorder?

Recording YouTube videos are extremely popular with online education, content creators, students, small businesses and sales or marketing teams, just to name a few. Absolutely anyone who has a Clipchamp account can record a webcam video using Clipchamp’s online webcam recorder.

What aspect ratio are webcam videos?

Clipchamp’s webcam recorder automatically records your webcam videos in widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio which is suitable for direct YouTube upload. If you wish to change the aspect ratio in the editing process, Clipchamps editor offers 9:16, 1:1, 4:5, 2:3 and 21:9 aspect ratios. All you have to do is select a different aspect ratio and your video will convert. 

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Can I upload an existing webcam recording with my new webcam recording in Clipchamp?

Yes. You are able to upload any previous video files you may have to the editor. Either upload video files from your computer or select video files from Google Drive, Chromebook, Google Workspace, Google Photos, Dropbox, Box, Pinterest, Zoom, OneDrive, GIPHY or YouTube. 

Can I record my screen and my webcam at the same time?

Yes! Clipchamp offers users the ability to use the webcam recorder as well as the screen recorder at the same time. You can create a screen recording video and show your webcam video on the same screen using our online editing features. 

You can even edit your screen and webcam recordings separately. These two features are perfect for users wanting to create YouTube tutorials, YouTube gaming live streams and much more. 

Start recording great quality webcam videos

Don’t dwell over features that are no longer available, start creating your own beautiful webcam recordings with Clipchamp instead. All you have to do is log in and click record. Edit your video and save it directly to YouTube. Sign up for a free account today!

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