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An Expert's Guide to Webcam Recording

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The Expert's Guide to Webcam Recording

Webcam recording is an essential part of your video recording toolkit. Whether it's the ability to create easy, effective videos in minutes or its super fast uploading speed, a webcam recorder has got everything you need. So, what type of videos are best suited for webcam recording and how do you create a webcam filming set? This blog will answer all of your webcam recording questions and up your filming game! See a snapshot of what we'll explore below.

  • The top 3 webcam videos to try.

  • How to create a great webcam set-up.

  • Equipment to enhance webcam recordings. 

  • Webcam recording software. 

The top 3 webcam videos to try 

There are many different styles of videos you can film using our online webcam recorder. For example, you can film great quality Picture in Picture videos, remote education videos, presentation videos, YouTube channel intros and video messages just to name a few. The options are limitless. 

Webcam recordings are fast, easy to use and simple to edit. Overall, the videos best suited to webcam recording are remote education videos, Picture in Picture gaming videos and remote work presentations. 

Remote education teaching 

In uncertain times, remote education is the main and sometimes only form of learning. When teaching goes online, educators may have little time to prepare and might not be equipped with high-tech cameras and filming resources. Using Clipchamp Create’s webcam recorder eliminates the stress and hassle of filming high quality videos from home. It’s as simple as setting up your laptop and clicking the record button. 

Picture in Picture gaming videos 

Our webcam recorder isn’t just for teachers. It’s also a major asset to YouTubers and gamers to film their content and upload videos directly to platforms like YouTube, Vimeo and Twitch. Not having to worry about setting up a complicated camera with over the top lighting is also a great perk. Most of us sit in front of our desktop or laptop to play video games and even play mobile games on PC using Bluestacks App Player, so why not use our device to record as well?"

Working from home 

In recent months, many workers have left the office and continued their daily work routines from home. In order to successfully complete scheduled presentations without leaving the house, why not film them with a webcam recording? Using a webcam takes away the hassle of finding and purchasing expensive camera equipment. Beneficially, it helps you effectively connect with your employees and co-workers while saving you time. Instead of spending hours writing a lengthy email to your colleagues answering all of their questions at 4:59 pm … send a short webcam recording! 

Top 3 webcam videos to try 

How to create a great webcam set up

A well executed set-up can make all of the difference when it comes to webcam recordings. So, how do you get started? 

  • You will need to find a quiet location with minimal distractions. Having a simple background behind you when filming is best. You want the viewer to be focused on you, not the dirty dishes you’ve saved for later in the background. 

  • Tilt your webcam so it’s at your eye level. You don’t want viewers looking up your nose or down on the top of your head. 

  • Position yourself directly in front of your webcam or in the centre of the frame.

How to create a great webcam set up

Equipment to enhance your webcam recordings 

If you aren’t happy with the quality of your webcam alone, there are many external options you can consider to enhance your video. 

  • If you’re not filming in front of a window with natural lighting, you can always invest in a USB plug in lighting kit and adjust the brightness to suit your filming room. Make sure to not expose yourself too heavily, as too much light can make your shot look overblown in some places and too dark in others.

  • Webcams that are built into your computer may not always have the best audio quality. If you are unhappy with the sound quality, use an external microphone plug to produce a clearer sound. 

  • Most new generation built in webcams can record in 720p HD. This quality is usually sufficient enough for users, although higher quality external webcams can be purchased as well. Although the higher the resolution, the more difficult it is to upload quickly. Remember: you can always compress the size of your videos with our video compressor. compress tool. 

Equipment to enhance your webcam recordings

Clipchamp’s Webcam Recorder 

Let’s get started! Record your videos straight from your online web browser so you no longer have to worry about losing your camera memory card or using up storage on your laptop. Our new webcam recording software is all you need! With lightning fast recording speed, film, share, compress and edit your footage straight away. 

Check out our easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial for more information on how to use our in editor webcam recorder.

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Written by Christie Passaris on June 2, 2020
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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