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Tutorial: Using the Vimeo Record Tool

Vimeo Record is a screen and a webcam recorder that allows users to share video messages straight from a browser. This tutorial shows how to use Vimeo Record to make remote communication as quick and easy as it is in person.

Welcome to this short overview of the Vimeo Record tool. The Vimeo Record tool was launched near the end of 2020. The tool is a screen and a webcam recorder, and allows users to share video messages straight from a browser. The goal is to make remote communication as quick and easy as it is in person.

Here's a bit of the backstory. According to Vimeo, they surveyed thousands of companies to understand the impact of remote work on productivity, efficiency, and engagement. I believe the results of those studies led Vimeo to release this tool as a way to simplify the new virtual world many of us are working in. The application is available in the Chrome web store on desktop computers and as an extension and the Google Chrome browser.

As of this tutorial, Vimeo Record gives you unlimited recordings for free. Vimeo provides a fairly easy breakdown of how this tool works.

First, users record a message. You can record your screen, your webcam, or both at once. You can create demos, tutorials, presentations, videos, et cetera.

Second, you share that recording with a private link, or users can embed the recording on a website. You can share the recording straight to social media platforms.

Next, users can track engagement and get notified when someone is watching or commenting on the recording.

Finally, users can easily collaborate with teams by sharing feedback. Within video comments, the backend tools allow users to organize recordings and team folders and automatically notify anyone access to the folder of new content. Privacy permissions can be set, and you can invite clients and stakeholders as viewers to specific folders.

Before recording, make sure that Google Chrome can access your camera and microphone. Adjust your settings if this is not enabled in your computer. Once you have the extension installed, you can select the video icon in the toolbar and begin recording your video.

After selecting the Record button, you can choose a range of options for your recording. Those include sharing your entire screen, certain applications windows, or the Chrome tab.

Select the Share button once you've chosen your option. A Countdown appears, and this indicates the start of your video recording. Once you're done recording, you can select the Stop option. Next, you can save this video, download it, or delete it.

The Save option presents a number of things you can do to your video. In Vimeo, you can name the recording, add a description, customize thumbnails and video player color, enable privacy settings, embed the video, or publish it to social media platforms.

As you can see, there are a lot of great features available with this tool. Every recorded video is automatically uploaded to Vimeo, which gives you a variety of tools such as organizing and replacing videos, customizing the player, sharing videos with your teams, adding chapter markers, and much more.

Give this a try in your next screensharing or webcam production.

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