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How to webcam record online

Updated July 15, 2024

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Are you searching for a free webcam recorder to securely record videos online? Whether creating tutorials and training videos or sharing unboxing and product reviews, our webcam recording software records high resolution videos in Windows 10 and 11 or Mac. 

The safe online camera also lets you record your webcam and screen simultaneously with no downloads required. Edit your webcam video by trimming out mistakes, adding soft background music or increase and decrease the volume of your video in minutes.  

Discover how to use the webcam recorder to create professional videos and explore tips and tricks with Clipchamp.

How to webcam record in Clipchamp

Step 1. Click on the camera tab

Click on the record & create tab on the toolbar, then click on the camera tab.

Hình ảnh người dùng bấm vào tab ghi và tạo, sau đó là tính năng ghi hình camera.

Step 2. Allow microphone and camera access

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

For more help enabling camera and microphone access, take a look at the help article.

Hình ảnh người dùng đang cấp quyền truy cập.

Step 3. Record your video

You will now see your webcam. Before recording, check your microphone and camera source, and turn on or off speaker coach. Record using your built-in webcam or apps like Camo and external webcam plugins. Click on the red record button to start recording.

Note: There's a 30 minute limit on all webcam recordings. If you would like to record videos longer than 30 minutes, just create multiple recordings.

Hình ảnh người dùng đang chỉnh sửa cài đặt micrô và camera rồi bấm vào nút quay.

A 3 second countdown will appear on your screen before recording commences. Click on the red stop button to stop your recording.

Hình ảnh người dùng bấm vào nút dừng ghi.

Either click retake recording if you would like to redo your video or click save and edit to return to the editor.

Hình ảnh video webcam đã sẵn sàng để lưu.

Your camera recording will automatically appear on your timeline and in the your media tab on the toolbar. The video recording will also download to your device as an MP4 video file. If you would like to save your camera recording audio separately, just detach your audio to download as an MP3 file.

Step 4. Preview, save, and share your webcam video

Export your camera recording by clicking on the export button then selecting 1080p video resolution. If your video has 4K video footage, paid subscribers can save in 4K video resolution. Your video will automatically download to your device. You can share your webcam recording to a social media platform using one of our sharing integrations.

Hình ảnh người dùng đang lưu video webcam.

For more help, take a look at our webcam recorder help article.

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Resize and crop for any platform

Share your videos made with the webcam recorder on different social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok without having to re-record. Just edit the aspect ratio of your widescreen 16:9 webcam video using the presets or adjust the video size without limitations using the freehand crop tool.  

Refine videos and remove mistakes

Made a mistake in your video? There’s no need to retake your recording. Cut out errors and awkward pauses in a few clicks using the trim tool. You can also trim your audio separately, edit the speed if it’s too fast or too slow, and increase the volume. Just detach your audio from video to edit.

Sound more polished and confident

Polish your webcam recordings by removing pauses and awkward silences with silence removal. Let AI do the work for you and maximize your video editing productivity. You can even get real-time feedback to improve your presentation skills, become a more confident presenter, and create engaging videos by using speaker coachwhen recording. 

Make branded content with logo overlays

Create consistent and recognizable branded webcam videos by adding your branding, logos, colors, and customized fonts. Either use your logo as an animation or edit the transparency to turn it into a watermark. Just add your logo to the brand kit or upload your logo image to the editor for free. 

How to add captions to webcam recordings

Make your webcam recording more accessible and easier to follow on mute by using the subtitle generator. The AI voice detection technology effortlessly generates captions for you and automatically creates a video transcript. Follow the steps below to easily add captions to your webcam video.

  1. Click on the captions tab on the property panel.

  2. Click on the turn on autocaptions button.

  3. Select a language and filter any profanity and offensive language.

  4. Click on the turn on autocaptions button.

  5. Track the progress of your subtitles in the captions tab on the property panel.

Frequently asked questions

What format can I save my webcam videos in?

Save your webcam recording in various formats including 480p, 720p, 1080p MP4 files, and even as a 15-second GIF. The webcam recorder doesn't record in 4K video, but if your video includes other 4K footage, export in 4K video resolution.

Will the webcam recorder work with any camera?

Yes, the Clipchamp online video recorder works with your computer's built-in camera and microphone, as well as any connected external cameras and microphones. 

How to allow camera access on Clipchamp?

If you’re not sure how to allow camera access on Clipchamp, just click on the allow button in the pop-up window. Using the webcam recorder for the first time requires enabling access to webcam and microphone. Follow the help article for more information.

Can I webcam record on Windows 10 and Windows 11?

Yes. Our webcam recorder software in the Clipchamp video editor and Microsoft Clipchamp Windows app is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 11, and Mac.

Looking for more ways to use our webcam recording software? Create fun YouTube reaction videos and how to make video presentations for free.

Record, edit and share your webcam videos with Clipchamp for free or download the Microsoft Clipchamp Windows app.

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