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Screen Recording Made Easy with RecordCast

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Do you need to create a video? There are many reasons someone may want to make videos. You may be an aspiring YouTuber, a gamer that wants to record their gameplay, a professional that is tasked with making training videos for their work, or perhaps you have an all together different reason. Have you ever created a video? Whatever your reason for wanting to create a video and whatever your experience level, RecordCast has you covered.

What is RecordCast?

RecordCast is a free web based video recorder and editor. According to the folks at RecordCast:

 

Capture anything worth sharing on your screen using our all-in-one online screen recorder and video editor.

 

When they call their online recorder all in one they aren’t kidding. With RecordCast you can:

 

  • Record your screen.
  • Record your screen and webcam.
  • Record with just your webcam.
  • Add media to and edit your video projects.

 

RecordCast does all of these things very well. It is also extremely easy to use. Whatever your skill level you should have no problem jumping into video creation pretty quickly. One of the best things about it is that there is no installation. It is all done using your web browser.

 

System requirements:

  • A computer
  • A modern web browser
  • An internet connection

 

That’s it. RecordCast is portable. Do you use Windows, Linux, or Mac? It doesn’t matter. You can create videos with RecordCast on any of the major operating systems.

Pricing

Free

  • 5 mins screen recording
  • 480P SD downloads
  • Save a maximum of 12 video projects online

Monthly

  • $5.99 a month
  • 30 mins screen recording
  • Save unlimited video projects online
  • 720P and standard full HD 1080P video download
  • Custom watermark
  • No RecordCast intro

Yearly

  • $47.88 a year (a savings of $24 compared to the monthly plan)
  • 30 mins screen recording
  • Save unlimited video projects online
  • 720P and standard full HD 1080P video download
  • Custom watermark
  • No RecordCast intro

 

When it comes to pricing it is well worth it to subscribe to a monthly or yearly plan so you have access to creating longer videos, the ability to save more projects, higher quality video downloads, the ability to create your own custom watermark, and avoiding the RecordCast intro. If you can’t afford to subscribe then, depending on what you are making videos for. the free plan should still work out great for you.

Though you can use RecordCast to create videos without signing up for an account, I strongly advise you to sign up for one anyway. To save or download your videos you need an account. It’s free to sign up, unless you sign up for a monthly or yearly plan.

To check out RecordCast we are going to go over the basics of how to use it, and then I’ll share with you what I like about it.

How to Record Your Screen with You Appearing in the Corner

Keep in mind that if you want to record system audio you will need to use RecordCast in Google Chrome on Windows. Otherwise you will only record the audio from your browser tab.

Sign up for a free account at the RecordCast website.

 

 

Sign into the account you just created.

 

 

Click “Create by Record”.

 

 

Choose “Screen + Webcam”.

 

 

Click “Next Step”.

 

 

Make your audio selection.

 

 

Click “Show More”.

 

 

Make your equipment selections.

 

 

Click “Start Recording”.

 

 

Click “Got it”.

 

 

Put a check mark beside “Share system audio”.

 

 

Choose if you want to record your entire screen, a window, or a Chrome tab. Make sure to click the image in the box to select it.

 

 

Click “Share”.

 

 

When you are done recording click the stop button.

 

 

If you aren’t happy with your recording hit “Re-record”. If you are done with the recording click “Download and Edit”.

 

 

Note that your file will be downloaded as a WebM file. YouTube and TikTok both support WebM. If you want an MP4 you will need to convert the WebM file to the MP4 format.

How to Record Just Your Screen

Keep in mind that if you want to record system audio you will need to use RecordCast in Google Chrome on Windows. Otherwise You will only record the audio from your browser tab.

Sign into your RedordCast account.

 

 

Click “Create by Record”.

 

 

Select “Screen Only”.

 

 

Click “Next Step”.

 

 

Make your audio selection.

 

 

Click “Show More”.

 

 

Make your equipment selections.

 

 

Click “Start Recording”.

 

 

Click “Got it”.

 

 

Put a check mark beside “Share system audio”.

 

 

Choose if you want to record your entire screen, a window, or a Chrome tab. Make sure to click the image in the box to select it.

 

 

Click “Share”.

 

 

When you are done recording click the stop button.

 

 

If you aren’t happy with your recording hit “Re-record”. If you are done with the recording click “Download and Edit”.

 

 

Note that your file will be downloaded as a WebM file. YouTube and TikTok both support WebM. If you want an MP4 you will need to convert the WebM file the MP4 format.

How to Record Just You With Your Webcam

Keep in mind that if you want to record system audio you will need to use RecordCast in Google Chrome on Windows. Otherwise You will only record the audio from your browser tab.

Sign into your RedordCast account.

 

 

Click “Create by Record”.

 

 

Select “Webcam Only”.

 

 

Click “Next Step”.

 

 

Make your audio selection.

 

 

Click “Show More”.

 

 

Make your equipment selections.

 

 

Click “Start Recording”.

 

When you are done recording click the stop button.

 

 

If you aren’t happy with your recording hit “Re-record”. If you are done with the recording click “Download and Edit”.

 

 

Note that your file will be downloaded as a WebM file. YouTube and TikTok both support WebM. If you want an MP4 you will need to convert the WebM file the MP4 format.

How to Edit Videos

You can get to the editing tools three ways:

  • You will be taken to the editing tools automatically after you create and download a recording.
  • Click on your project to edit it.
  • Click the “Create a Video” button.

I am going to walk you through getting to the editing tools and editing a video via the “Create a Video” button.

Sign into your RedordCast account.

 

 

Click the “Create a Video” button.

 

 

From here you can either create a recording or open one that you have saved on your computer.

 

 

Now we are going to quickly go over the editing tools starting at the top and working our way down.

Media Button

 

From here you can record a video or open one that is on your computer.

 

 

Text Button

 

 

Here you cam add text to your video project. You can choose from both basic and dynamic text. There are so many options available that I can’t add them all in one blog entry. I have no doubt that you will have fun checking them out and playing with them for yourselves.

 

 

 

To add text just drag and drop it to where you want it on your projects timeline.

 

 

Enter the text and adjust it for how long you want it to last in your project. You adjust how long you want your text to last by simply dragging its edge one way or the other.

 

 

 

Background Button

 

 

From here you have a huge selection of backgrounds to choose from to enter into your project. There are solid color, gradient color, and picture backgrounds.

 

 

To add a background drag it to to your project timeline.

 

 

Element Button

 

 

There are a massive number of elements to choose from. There are social media images such as like and subscribe images, shapes, music, nature, and many other categories.

 

 

To add an element drag it to your project timeline.

 

 

Overlay Button

 

 

You can overlay text, decoration, a logo, an intro, or an outro.

 

 

To add an overlay drag it to your project timeline.

 

 

 

Transition Button

 

 

You can add transitions to your project. There are an extremely impressive number to choose from.

 

 

Add transitions by dragging them where you want them to appear in your project timeline.

 

 

Watermark Button

 

 

You can add a watermark to your project. Note that you can add a text or image watermark. To get started with a text based watermark, click “Text”, input your text, choose your font, size, opacity, and the position where you want it to appear. If you prefer an image based watermark, click “Image” and upload your image.

 

 

 

Ratio

 

 

To choose the correct ratio just think about what kind of device you are primarily making your video for and make your choice from there. RecordCast makes it easy.

 

 

What I Like About RecordCast

There are actually a lot of things I like about it. Here are a few of them:

 

  • Free screen recording
  • No software to install
  • High quality video downloads
  • Low pricing on subscriptions
  • Many cool edits for you to apply to your project
  • A very easy to navigate and use interface

 

Long story short, RecordCast impressed me. If you need to create videos I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this service to you.

Learn more about how to use RecorCast at their Learning Center.

Have you tried RecordCast or some other recording service or application? If so, let me know down in the comments. Also let me know how your user experience went.

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