Windows Has a New Tool to Record Screen and Webcam at the Same Time

Don’t worry about outdated screen recording tools like Xbox Game Bar or third party apps. Windows now has a free tool to record your screen and webcam at the same time. Clipchamp’s video editor is built right into the latest version of Windows 11 ( update 2o22 ), although it can be downloaded by anyone with Windows 10 or later. In fact, you don’t even need to download the tool if you’d rather use the web app .

Don’t be intimidated by the fact that Clipchamp is a complete video editor with templates, effects, transitions and more. You don’t need to use any of these. In fact, his real best feature is somewhat hidden.

After you launch the app and create an account (your Microsoft account will do), click the ” Record Something ” button on the main page to enter the screen recording mode. Here you will see different presets and you can choose to record screen only, webcam recordings only, or record both. Once you’ve recorded both, the app will create different video files for each, which you can then edit to your liking. You can only record up to 30 minutes at a time, but there is no limit to the number of recordings you can make.

Once you select the recording option, you will see a floating bar at the bottom of the screen. You will also see a live preview of your webcam if you have selected the camera recording option.

On the floating panel, you can adjust the camera, microphone, and other settings. Click the red Record button and choose what you want to record (full screen, browser window or tab). If you want to enable system sound, check the “Share system sound ” box. Once everything is set up, click the Share button to start recording. Now do your thing.

Click the blue ” Stop ” button to stop recording. You will see a preview of the clip you made. Click the “Save and Modify” button. The app automatically saves the raw video file to your Downloads folder. If that’s all you need, go to the folder and share the file.

But I think you should spend some time in the editor, as this is where the Clipchamp app shines. Here you can trim the video and add multiple effects. If you’re a content creator, you’ll be able to add stock videos, stock images, music, graphic effects, transitions, and more from the sidebar. Take some time to play around and learn all the tools here. When you’re happy, you can use the Export tool to export the recording to a Full-HD, 720p social media file, or GIF (the 4K option isn’t available yet).

Please wait a moment while Clipchamp processes your file. The file will then be automatically saved in your Downloads folder. From here, you can create a link for the file, or directly upload it to YouTube, Google Drive, TikTok, or your chosen social media site.

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