Video Editing

How to screen and camera record

Updated February 21, 2023
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An image of a woman using Clipchamp's screen and camera recorder feature.

Whether you’re creating business training videos and presentations or YouTube reaction videos and gaming streams, capture your screen and camera together. Record your screen, webcam, and audio for free without leaving your browser with Clipchamp’s free online screen recorder.

Read on to explore how to create a screen and camera recording in Clipchamp’s online video editor.

What is an online screen and camera recorder?

Clipchamp’s screen and camera recorder work by recording your entire desktop screen, window, or Chrome tab simultaneously with your webcam. While the screen and camera recordings capture together, you can drag and drop them to the timeline separately, making it easy to edit, resize and replace.

Screen and camera recordings will align if you place the media files on top of each other in the timeline. You can also edit webcam recordings using the freehand editing tool giving a picture-in-picture appearance.

How to screen and camera record online for free

To use our online screen and camera recorder, log in or sign up for free to Clipchamp’s video editor. Our screen and camera recorder work on all Windows 10 and Mac devices. 

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

Step 1. Click on the screen and camera tool

In a new or existing video, click on the record & create tab on the toolbar. Next, click on the screen and camera button.

Step 2. Start recording your screen and webcam 

A popup window will appear with permissions. Allow Clipchamp access to your camera and microphone if you haven't used our webcam recorder before. Click allow when ready to proceed.

Your screen will now look like this. Click on the red record button to continue.

A smaller popup window will appear with screen recording options. Either record your entire screen, window, or Chrome tab. You will be able to see your webcam in the bottom left corner of the popup window.

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’s working. Once you are happy with your recording, click on stop sharing button at the bottom of your screen.

A preview of your screen and camera recording will appear. Here, you can watch your screen and camera recording, click on the retake recording button if you would like to redo your video, or click save and edit to return back to the editor.

If you want to abandon your video, click on the x button in the top right corner of the video. You will be presented with a new window giving you options to stay or exit.

Step 3. Return to the editor 

Once back in the editor, your screen and camera recording will automatically be on your timeline, and located in the your media tab on the toolbar. You can ungroup your timeline assets by right clicking on the media on the timeline, then clicking ungroup.

Edit your screen and camera recording with special effects

Add your personalized brand kit 

Keep your screen and camera 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.

Apply text and titles to your video

If you’re sharing your screen and camera recording on YouTube or a learning portal, start and finish your video with a ready-to-use intro or outro template. Also, add text boxes for captions and subtitles using various titles, colors, and fonts.

Adjust the colors and add filters to your webcam video

If the lighting wasn’t quite right when recording your webcam video, just adjust the colors with our editing features. Change your webcam video's exposure, saturation, temperature, and contrast, or add fun filters like indoors, muted, or green screen.

Trim your screen recording video clips 

Just use the trimming tool to cut out unwanted sections of your screen or camera recording. Once you have ungrouped your footage, drag in and out the clip's green sidebars on the timeline, and use the scissors icon to cut your clip or the freehand cropping tool.

Frequently asked questions

Who can use Clipchamp’s screen and camera recorder?

Our screen and camera recorder is available for free and paid Clipchamp subscribers.

How do I record my screen and webcam at the same time in Windows 10?

Our screen and camera recorder are compatible with Windows 10, Windows 11,  PC, and Mac. Take a look at our tutorial for screen recording in Windows 10 for more information.

Where can I share my screen and camera recording video?

Save and share your screen and camera recording using any of Clipchamp’s sharing integrations. Post your video directly to YouTube, TikTok, or LinkedIn, or save it to Google Drive, OneDrive, and many more.

Start communicating effectively and put a face to a name with screen and camera recordings. If you’re looking for more help, head over to our screen and camera recorder help article. Create professional screen and camera recordings with Clipchamp’s free online video editor.

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