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How to screen record with audio

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Screen recording allows you to immerse viewers in an experience from your point of view. Whether you’re creating an advertisement or an online tutorial, screen recording is an essential communication tool for any creator, teacher, or business. But did you know that you can add audio to your shared screen to assist your viewers further? 

With Clipchamp, you can add audio to screen recordings in three different ways:

  • Screen record with webcam and audio

  • Screen record with audio

  • Add an AI text-to-speech voiceover to your screen recording

Read on to explore how to screen record with audio using Clipchamp’s free online video editor. 

How does screen recording work?

Ever had a meeting or tutorial where you couldn’t be there in person? Communicate and learn with ease with Clipchamp’s screen and webcam recorder. Put a face to a name by screen recording with webcam and audio to humanize your content and connect with your viewers.

Our free screen and webcam recorder work simultaneously in your web browser. No external downloads are required.

You can edit your screen and webcam recordings by trimming, resizing and adding transitions to your clips separately. Boost clarity of your communication and add voiceover to video or captions. Also, choose from a range of fonts and motion titles to add to your training, react, or sales video.

Share your screen and webcam recorder video directly to social media through our many sharing integrations or download your creation to send in an email.

How does screen recording work?

How to screen record with webcam audio using Clipchamp

Record screen and webcam simultaneously on Mac or Windows. You will have access to your built-in or external microphone when using our screen and webcam tool.

Step 1. Log in to your Clipchamp account or sign up for free

To start screen recording, log in to your Clipchamp account. If you don’t have an account already, sign up for free. 

Step 1. Log in to your Clipchamp account or sign up for free

Step 2. Create a new video

Click on the purple + Create a video button at the top right of the editor homepage. The editor will automatically open. Rename your video by clicking Untitled video. You can also create a new screen recording via the editor homepage under Start with a recording

Step 2. Create a new video

Step 3. Locate screen recording tool

On the left toolbar, click on the Record & create tab. Four different recording options will appear including Text to speech. Click on the first tool, Screen and camera. A pop-up screen will appear with four recording tips, a webcam preview, and a record button. Make sure your microphone and camera are in the correct settings before commencing recording. 

Step 3. Locate screen recording tool

Step 4. Start your screen and webcam recording with audio

Click on the red record button in the middle of the popup window to commence screen and webcam recording. You won’t be able to see your webcam camera while recording your screen.

The Choose what to share pop-up window will appear. Click on the Entire screen, Window, or Chrome tab to screen record. We have selected the Chrome tab. 

Once you have finished screen recording your desired Chrome tab, click on the blue Stop recording button. Head back over to Clipchamp’s online video editor tab and click save and edit. If you’re not happy with your screen recording, click retake recording

Once saved, your screen recording and webcam recording will appear under the Your media tab and on your timeline. The video files will also save onto your computer. The screen recording and webcam recording with audio will appear as two separate clips. 

Step 4. Start your screen and webcam recording with audio

To double-check your screen recorder has sound, preview your video or look for the volume symbol on your timeline. If your video clips do not have sound, there will be no volume symbol. 

Step 4B. Start your screen and webcam recording with audio

How to screen record with audio using Clipchamp

Using our screen and webcam recorder at the same time isn’t the only way to have audio in your video. Users can use the solo screen recording tool, without webcam, and still receive audio. All you must do is double check your microphone settings are functioning.

You will be able to see a microphone symbol next to the record button. This means you can screen record with audio.

How to screen record with audio using Clipchamp

The audio file will appear under the screen recording video on your timeline.

How to add text-to-speech voiceover after screen recording

If you don’t want your voice or personal webcam featured in your screen recording, don’t worry. You can add a voiceover to your video instead using our free AI voice generator.

Turn text into speech in seconds with over 170 unique voices and accents that were selected by our team for their authentic sound.

Ranging from feminine, masculine, and neutral tones, and spans a variety of ages, and accents. We’ve made sure you can convert text into voiceover in almost any language as well. 

Follow the steps below to learn how to add voiceover to video using Clipchamp's AI text-to-speech generator.  

Step 1. Discover 'text to speech' in the sidebar

On the left toolbar, click on the Record & create tab. Four different recording options will appear. Click on the last feature, Text to speech

Step 1. Discover text to speech in the sidebar

Step 2. Select your voice, language, and speed, and enter text to generate a preview 

The text to speech popup window will appear. Select your desired language, voice, and speech speed. Next, enter the text that you would like to generate into speech. Click the play button under the preview section to listen to your speech. You can change the settings as many times as you like before saving. Once finished, click on the purple Save to media button. 

Step 2. Select your voice, language, and speed, and enter text to generate a preview

Step 3. Drag and drop your text to speech file to the timeline to add it to your video

Once you have saved your text to speech audio, it will appear under the Your media tab on the left toolbar. Drag and drop the text to speech audio file onto your timeline. The audio file will automatically snap into place under your video file. 

Step 3. Drag and drop your text to speech file to the timeline to add it to your video

If you would like to add text to speech to your screen and webcam recording, simply mute your screen and webcam recordings sound. To do this, click on the volume symbol located on the video content on the timeline. 

Step 3B. Drag and drop your text to speech file to the timeline to add it to your video

FAQ 1. Is Clipchamp’s screen and webcam recorder free? 

Yes. Our screen and webcam recorder are free to use for all Clipchamp users.     

FAQ 2. Is there a time limit for recording screen and webcam? 

Yes. There is currently a 30-minute time limit on screen and webcam recordings for a free account. You can also create multiple recordings and edit them together.

Screen record with audio in just a few clicks

Whether you’re creating a tutorial for students, a training video for your employees or a sharing an online presentation, Clipchamp’s got you covered. 

Make a screen recording with Clipchamp now.

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Written by Christie Passaris on February 10, 2022
About the Author

Christie Passaris is a freelance writer by day, and fashion designer by night. While she enjoys creating iconic looks and teaching others about Clipchamp's latest features, her true love is for her dog, Billy the Beagle.

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