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How to screen record with audio

Updated August 16, 2022
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Screen recording with audio is an essential tool for businesses and creators. You can create product tutorials, demo videos, online training sessions, social media ads, and much more without even leaving your web browser. 

Read on to explore how to screen record with desktop audio and our AI voiceover feature using Clipchamp’s free online video editor.

How does screen recording work?

Our online screen recorder works by recording your entire desktop screen, window, or Chrome tab simultaneously with your desktop audio. Don’t pay for screen recording software and download unnecessary apps. Our free screen recorder works right inside your browser, so no downloads are required. 

Create online presentations, virtual training sessions, YouTube reaction videos, and social media ads in a few clicks with Clipchamp’s free screen recorder.

How to screen record with audio

To use our online screen recorder with audio, log in or sign up for free to Clipchamp's online video editor.

Note: This tutorial will explore how to use the screen recording feature using your desktop microphone, not the screen and camera recording feature.

Step 1. Click on the screen recording tool

In a new or existing video, click on the Record & create tab on the left sidebar. Click on the screen recording feature. 

Step 2. Screen record your video

A popup record button will appear at the bottom left of your screen. Check your mic settings here to make sure your audio is working correctly. The screen recorder uses your built-in desktop microphone. 

To start recording your screen, click on the big red button.

A popup window will appear with screen recording options. Either record your entire screen, window, or Chrome tab.

We have selected to screen record a Chrome tab for this tutorial. Click on the tab of your choice, then click Share.

You will be brought to the Chrome tab you have selected to screen record. Your screen is now actively recording. Your audio will automatically start recording when you click Share. Your built-in microphone will pick up on your voice, computer or mouse clicking, and any noise around you. To stop recording your screen, click Stop sharing.

Step 3. Save your screen recording

Once you have clicked Stop sharing, you will be returned to the editor. You can now preview your screen recording with audio. If you’re unhappy with the screen-recorded video, click Retate recording. If you want to use your video, click Save and edit.

Your video will download automatically to your computer. Click on the Your media tab to find your screen recording media. The audio will be attached to the media file. Your video will automatically be added to your timeline.

Step 4. Edit your screen recording audio

You can mute your screen recording audio by clicking on the microphone icon on the timeline.

To edit the audio, click on the Audio tab above the video preview. Drag the volume slider left and right to alter the audio volume.

You can also click the Separate audio button to separate the audio from the screen recording on the timeline. The audio will appear below the video clip on your timeline and automatically download the audio file to your computer.

How to add AI voiceovers to your screen recording

If you don’t want to use your own microphone audio, create an AI voiceover instead. 

  1. Click on the Record & create tab, then click Text to speech

  2. Pick a language, voice, and speed

  3. Enter your text to generate a preview and save

  4. From the Your media tab, drag and drop your AI voiceover onto the timeline

Add special effects to screen recordings

Add intros and outros to your screen recording video

If you’re sharing your screen recording on YouTube or a learning portal, start and finish your video with a ready-to-use intro or outro template. All you have to do is personalize the text, color scheme, and add your branding. You can even add themed subscribe buttons and emojis to your video with our GIPHY stickers.

Trim and resize screen recording video clips

Trim away unwanted sections from your screen recording by using the trimming tool. Just drag in and out the clip's green sidebars on the timeline, or use the scissors icon to cut your clip. Also, resize video clips without any restrictions with the freehand cropping tool. If you need to edit the video’s aspect ratio, choose from 16:9, 9:16, 1:1, 4:5, 2:3, and 21:9 and resize for free.

Personalize your video with the brand kit 

Keep your screen recordings consistent and recognizable with the brand kit feature. Easily customize your videos with logos, color schemes, and fonts. You can even turn a logo into a video watermark by reducing the opacity.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a time limit on screen recordings?

Yes. There is currently a 30-minute time limit on all screen recordings with audio. If you need to record longer, you can always create multiple recordings and edit them together.

Can I use the screen recorder on Windows 10?

Yes. Our screen recorder is compatible with Windows, PC, and Mac.

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

Yes. Our screen and webcam recorder allow you to record your screen while recording a webcam video. When complete, your screen and camera recording will appear in your media library as two separate media files.

Screen record with audio for free

Ready to get started? Screen record videos with audio in just a few steps. If you want to learn more about screen recording, head over to our blog

Create professional screen recordings with audio with Clipchamp’s free online video editor.

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