Recording remote lessons have been a great challenge for teachers in recent times, especially during the COVID-19. Many teachers, students, and other professionals have gone to great lengths to record classes. Some have even sought to pay for professional editing. This article will help you learn how to use a video recording platform that records, insert subtitles, and ends the video; all of this is easy, fast, and good. Ready?
Well, today’s post is specially made for anyone that has never recorded or edited a video before and wants to start working at home on the internet and record video lessons.
Getting to know RecordCast
The tool that we will use is RecordCast Screen Recorder, a web-based application that was initially created to record impactful video. It is possible to record your computer screen and webcam with professional results. Its built-in video editing tool is very simple and intuitive. It is possible to record lessons directly on the website without the need to download anything to your computer, even a launcher. It’s free, with no watermarks and ads. Yes, but what about the videos?
- 100% Free: First and foremost, it is practicable to use the screen recorder and its video editor completely free and without restrictions such as trial period, watermarks, or ads.
- Web-based: It is a web application that allows you to access all features from any browser on any device. Contrary to what happens with native applications, RecordCast does not require a download. To me, my computer is too old to download an application anymore.
- Powerful built-in video editor: Nowadays, when selecting a screen recorder, the quality of the output videos are taken into account more than the hours and minutes of recordings. RecordCast is just the complete tool for screen recording as well as video editing. With the mighty built-in video editor, you are able to cut, rotate, add text, elements, overlays, etc.
- Record lessons with webcam: When it comes to record lessons, it’s quite practical to record your computer screen simultaneously with your webcam so that you can add audio comments to your lessons when it needs. You can also adjust the webcam thumbnail to where you want.
How to record lessons with RecordCast?
You already have the tool. Now it’s time to get to work!
1. Access the website
Open the website and access the RecordCast screen recorder by clicking the “Started Recording” button on the homepage. Then, you can choose to register an account or not. To save your recording project for further editing, you’d better have an account. It’s easy to register using your Google or Facebook account, or if you prefer, create an account with your email.
2. Make settings for recording
RecordCast allows you to make settings to your recording flexibly in terms of the recording modes, audio settings, recording area choosing, etc.
First, you are allowed to choose to record the computer screen only or record the webcam only. Sure, you can record both the computer screen and webcam at the same time.
When it comes to the audio settings, you have four choices in RecordCast, namely, adding audio from Microphone and system audio separately or simultaneously. Otherwise, disable all the sounds from the recording.
Last, pick the recording area according to your needs. If you are going to record everything on your computer, choose to record the entire screen. And if you’re going to capture the actives on a specific Chrome tab, click the Chrome Tab and choose the tab you want to record. If you want to record a video of how to use a program, click on the Application Window and select the application.
Setting well done? It’s time to record whatever you want on your computer. You can say comment on the recording whenever it needs.
3. Download and edit
After you finish your recording, you can directly download it to your computer, but it is in the WEBM format. If you prefer an MP4 format, click the “Download and Edit” button and continue editing the recording with its video editor.
4. Export recording
RecordCast’s video editor is designed to be easy to use so that even a child can use it. Putting together a video in a few minutes is very easy with its cut/paste – drag/drop systems. And don’t be put off by its basic functions, as they are more powerful than you think. The end result is a multimedia file with excellent quality.
You no longer have to worry about manually uploading your photos, videos, audios into the program. You can record more video clips with the video editor and then combine them into a new one. To make the video more attractive, add some text captions and adjust the text color, size, position, style, etc. RecordCast gives us a list of basic text and much dynamic text. Checking the style, you will find one to your liking.
Besides, the millions of elements will help you get your amazing video to the next level. You can browse the different categories to get the desired one. It is also available for searching a keyword to find the target element.
Background can also be changed with different colors in RecordCast. It also offers a wide selection of overlays and different transitions for the motion of some selected elements.
RecordCast focused on creating an easy-to-use and intuitive interface so that “not knowing where to start” is removed from users’ minds. Another huge point in favor of this software is that you don’t need to pay a cent to use it.
Remember to be creative and do not exaggerate when editing. Objectivity and quality are crucial. So, be creative as you can; start recording your lessons today with RecordCast.