How do I use the WeVideo Quick Recorder Chrome extension?

Andrew Gelman -

Download the extension

The WeVideo Quick Recorder allows you to record screen and webcam recordings from any window or tab. You can download the extension at the Chrome Web Store to install it on your Chrome browser.

After finishing the installation process, you'll need to log in with your WeVideo account and enable access to your camera and microphone.

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Start recording

When you're ready to record your screen, webcam or both, you can choose between three different capture modes:

  • Dual capture enables both screen and webcam recording simultaneously. This capture mode automatically creates a picture-in-picture effect in which the screen recording is the main video background, and the webcam recording is shown as a small overlay window at the bottom-right corner. 
  • Screen recording enables you to record a video of your entire computer screen, a single desktop window, or a specific Chrome tab. Any actions that you take on the screen (scrolling, clicking, drawing, etc.) are recorded. 
  • Webcam recording enables you to capture footage of yourself using the built-in camera on your computer. External webcams can be connected and used for these recordings. 
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Track & highlight features

Track and highlight your cursor location on your screen while recording.

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Enable cursor highlights by selecting the cursor with highlight rings Screen_Shot_2021-02-23_at_1.45.27_PM.png . This allows you to emphasize mouse clicks as shown below:

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You can disable this feature by selecting the cursor without highlight rings Screen_Shot_2021-02-23_at_1.45.41_PM.png to show the cursor on the screen without highlights.

 

Drawing tools

Utilize built-in drawing tools to interact with your visible capture. Select the pencil icon and draw directly on your current view.

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You can modify the color, line size and transparency of the drawing tools using the adjustable settings shown above. 


To change the color or line size, simply select the option that you find the most fitting. To adjust the transparency, drag the slider to the left or right to decrease or increase visibility. 

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Pause / stop recording

How to pause or stop a screen recording

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While capturing a screen recording, you can select the pause icon highlighted above if you need to take a quick break to collect your thoughts. This will disable the capture of the recording without ending it. You can then select the play button at any time to continue recording where you left off. 

The stop icon Screen_Shot_2021-02-23_at_2.45.23_PM.png will end the recording when you want to finish capturing your screen. Alternatively, you can also select Stop sharing Screen_Shot_2021-02-23_at_2.50.21_PM.png to achieve the same result and end the recording. 

 

How to pause or stop a webcam recording

While capturing a webcam recording, you can select the pause icon Screen_Shot_2021-02-23_at_2.56.41_PM_copy.png to stop capturing your footage and temporarily pause the recording. To resume recording your footage, you can press the resume button to continue where you left off, as highlighted below. 

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Once you're finished capturing your webcam recording, you can select the stop icon Screen_Shot_2021-02-23_at_2.56.41_PM_copy_2.png to end the recording and save your footage. 

 

Save your recordings

After ending the recording, you can then download it to your computer as a file that you can import into WeVideo, or you can share it to Google Drive. 

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All of your recordings can be accessed in the My recordings tab, as shown below. 

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Now you're ready to start recording!

 

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