How to Record Video on Chromebook with Clipchamp

Chromebooks are gaining popularity among the masses with each passing day and more and more people have started using them. The Chromebook in general is a very nifty piece of hardware that is almost on par with the Mac and Windows computers however it does not have a pre-installed app for video recording. This means that you have no way of recording a video of yourself using your webcam. There is no need to worry how to record video on Chromebook with Clipchamp. It is a free app that is available from the Chrome Web Store.

Part 1. How to Record Video on Chromebook with Clipchamp

The following is a simple and easy to follow guide that is going to take you through the process of recording video on your Chromebook with Clipchamp.

Step 1. Install and Launch Clipchamp

The first step that you will have to undertake for recording video on Chromebook is to install the Clipchamp app. To do this, you will have to navigate to the Chrome Web Store and search for the Clipchamp app. Once you have found the app, click on the “Free” button to install it on your Chromebook.

After this, launch the app from the Application Launcher to get started.

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Step 2. Click “Take selfie video” Button

In the main window of the app, you will find three buttons. The first one will be labeled “Take selfie video”, the second will be “Drag file here” while the third one will be “From Local Device” or “From Google Drive”. Since you are looking to record a video, you will have to click on the “Take selfie video” button.

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Step 3. Allow Access to Microphone and Webcam

If you are using the app for the very first time then clicking on the “Take selfie video” button would generate a prompt from the app, asking you to allow it access to your microphone and webcam. You will be given two options, “Allow” and “Deny”. Click on the “Allow” button to give the app permission to use your microphone and webcam for recording the video.

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Step 4. Allow Access to Microphone and Webcam

You can start recording your video now. Clipchamp is going to use the webcam to record the video and the microphone to catch your voice. You can pause the recording of the video at any time by pressing the “Pause recording” button that is located at the bottom of the recording window.

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Step 5. Finish Recording

You can record videos for up to 5 minutes using the Clipchamp app. After you have completed recording the video, you can stop recording by clicking the “Finish recording” button that is present right beside the “Pause recording” button at the bottom of the recording window.

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Step 6. Download Recorded Video

After you have finished recording the video, clipchamp is going to take a little time to process the video you have recorded. After the processing is done, which will not take more than a few seconds, a file name is going to appear on the screen under the “Select input video” section. A download link will be present next the file name. Click this link to download your recorded video.

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Part 2. Troubleshooting on Recording Video on Chromebook

Although the Chromebook is an excellent machine, it does have some issues when it comes to recording videos. The following are some of the common issues that are faced when recording videos on Chromebook and how to troubleshoot them.

1. Can not Record Videos on Chromebook

Since the Chromebook doesn’t have a pre-installed video recording app, you are bound to face this issue. However, there is no need to worry as this issue can be easily resolved by installing a video recording app. Clipchamp is one of the best video recording apps for the Chromebook that can help you in recording videos on your Chromebook.

2. Webcam not Working

One of the most common issues that Chromebook users face when recording videos on it is that of a non-functioning webcam. This issue can stop you from recording videos as your webcam won’t be recognized by the clipchamp. Troubleshooting this issue requires you to check if you have the right drivers for the webcam. Usually this issue can be resolved by installing the required driver for your webcam which you can find very easily on the internet.

3. Microphone not Working

Similar to the webcam, a non-functioning microphone is also among the most common issues faced by Chromebook users when recording videos. Most of the time, the issue causing the microphone to not work properly is because the right driver for it hasn’t been installed. Once you have found and installed the right driver for the microphone, you will have no trouble in recording videos with your Chromebook using the clipchamp app

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Dec 12,2018 14:04 pm / Posted by to Record Videos
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