How to Screen Record on Chromebook? With Chrome widely available, just about every supported Chromebook should have the new features this update brings. One of the common use is the new screen capture system, which brings along a video recording capacity. Here’s how to apprehend or video report a Chromebook screen.
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Starting a screen and video capture on your Chromebook
You can still use the old primary key combination to start the process, but there’s also a new one-tap Screen Capture icon in the Active Settings. Click the icons on the rightmost side of your system tray (or the bottom if you use a vertical tray), and you’ll see the new Screen Capture switch.
Once you do, you’ll see the new Screen Capture toolset resemble on your Chromebook:
In order from left to right, here are the purposes of each.
The leftmost two icons are an either-or function. Click the camera button to capture a still picture of something on your Chromebook display. Choose the video camera symbol to record a video of your display.
The following three icons let you select what you want to capture: The entire screen, a select portion of the display of your choosing, or a specific window. These choices appear for both still image captures and video recordings.
The last option is for Settings, although currently, there’s only a unique option here. With it, you can register your voice and sounds using the Chromebook microphone or damage the microphone. Note that the current implementation will not record audio from any on-screen content quickly. The largest you can do is use the microphone to capture audio output. The “X” button closes the toolbar.
Capturing an image from your Chromebook display
For still images, choose the camera symbol in the Screen Capture menu. Next, decide what you want to capture.
To get the entire screen, use the first of the three licenses in the toolbar as described above. You’ll see a message stating to click anywhere on display to catch the entire screen. Do that, and you’ll have a full-screen picture?
For a specific piece of the screen, choose the second option. You’ll see a capture quarter appear, and you can resize or drag it anywhere on display. Once satisfied that you have the shield portion you want, click inside the capture region for an unfair screen image.
Lastly, you can select the third prospect to get an image of a specific window such as your browser, a continuous web app, the Files app, or any other windowed application. You should see one of your on-screen windowed apps reach out from the others, though you can click on any windowed app to choose it.
Note that even if some of the windows are backward another one, Chrome OS will capture the entire window, which is slick!
I chose the browser window when my Files app incorporated part of it, and I still got the entire YouTube window, for example.
When using the Screen Capture tool on a Chromebook, output records are in PNG format. Since I fancy smaller files, I change most utmost of mine to JPG and use Google’s Squoosh app, an installable PWA.
Capturing video content from your Chromebook
From a usability viewpoint, capturing video from your Chromebook performance with the Screen Capture tool works much in a similar way. That’s a good question.
The main difference is to choose the video camera icon in the Screen Capture menu. After that, the three choice options full screen, partial screen, and window are all the same. The only other thing to remember is the microphone option, which is beneficial for voice-over videos. To start recording, click on your recovery area for a countdown.
Once your screen registration starts, you’ll see a red recording icon in your arrangement tray. That shows you the tool is actively recording. When you’re waiting to stop recording, click the red icon, and your video file will be stored.
Note that the video production is gathered locally as a WEBM file, which is relatively new and not established in each browser just yet.
Here’s a popular browser compatibility chart for WEBM:
All in all, the new Screen Capture tool is handy but somewhat different in how it’s used. That’s mainly due to the extension of screen recording. Although, the approach looks more modern and is easy to use once your know-how.