# Guide

# Welcome

Hi! We've written this guide to help users quickly learn how to do cool things with Outklip. Outklip is easy to use but this guide is here just in case. It's a breezy read and we've sprinkled gifs and videos throughout.

# Introduction

Outklip is a web app and Chrome extension to make screen recordings in a fast, fun and easy way.

With the Outklip Chrome extension, you can record your computer screen. While recording, Outklip uploads the video to outklip.com. Instantly after recording, preview the video online, edit the title and description, or edit the video. Then share the video link with others, it's that simple. You can also upload your video to YouTube™ from Outklip, which saves time and effort.

When signing up for Outklip, the Basic plan features are available for free. To take your videos to the next level, you can buy Pro videos or upgrade to the Subscription plan.

Watch the video below for a quick tour of Outklip.

# Use cases

Outklip is used to make screen video recordings for diverse use cases, some of which are described below.

# Gamers

Outklip’s uncluttered interface, and voice / video recording modes are perfect for making gaming videos. Gamers can record gameplay video and microphone audio in a browser window or a gaming app. They can quickly create videos showing off their gaming skills, overlaid with their own commentary and competitive banter.

# YouTubers

Outklip was made to be used by high-volume YouTube content creators. Screen and face capture modes make it easy to produce quality reaction videos. One-click YouTube uploads enables creators to instantaneously post reaction videos to real-time events. Post-production features like video cropping, video trimming, text captioning, and gif creation are perfect for making catchy clips and presentations that stand out from the crowd.

# Small Businesses

Small Businesses use Outklip to record clear instructions and critical feedback for contractors, and to create useful videos for customers. For private business communications, entrepreneurs can use an Outklip.com video link to share videos confidentially to a targeted audience. Quick YouTube publishing is perfect tor marketing or public-use content.

# Freelancers

Are you a freelancer working remotely? Is your team scattered around the globe or working in a different time zone? Use Outklip to give your team timely progress updates and to provide clear-cut solutions to complicated problems. Build team culture in remote teams by adding personality and a face to work messages.

# Teachers

Outklip is a powerful teaching tool for teachers in online classrooms. Teachers can give students clear instructions and create problem-solving videos to explain difficult solutions. Voice and face capture are perfect for language instructors teaching correct accent and pronunciation.

# Software Developers

Software developers love Outklip’s functionality and ease of use. Developers use videos to give progress updates, streamline bug reporting, and improve bug fixing. Outklip.com video links are perfect for developers sharing proprietary information.

# Marketers

Marketers use Outklip to record product demos and presentations to attract new customers. They also use it to record educational content for existing customers.

# Getting Started

# Create screen recording


How to create a screen recording on Outklip

Install the Outklip Chrome extension and log in to create a screen recording.

  1. Click the Outklip Chrome extension icon to open the screen recording menu.
  2. On the menu, click the RECORD button to begin screen recording.
  3. To stop recording, click either the Outklip Chrome extension icon on the top right or the stop button in the recording control panel on the bottom left of the browser. A new browser tab will automatically open and navigate to a webpage, to preview the video.
  4. In addition to previewing the video, the webpage has options to edit title and description, copy video link, upload to YouTube™, edit video, create a gif, etc.

# View videos


How to view videos

On the homepage, all the recorded videos will appear. Click the video to view. A webpage will open where where the video can be played.

# Download video


How to download video
  1. On the homepage, all the recorded videos will appear. Click the video to view.
  2. On the webpage that opens, click the download icon underneath the video. On the dropdown menu, click either mp4 or webm to download the corresponding video file.

# Share video


How to get the external link for a video

Outklip generates a unique link for every video, which can be sent to others.

  1. On the homepage, all the recorded videos will appear. Click the video to share.
  2. On the webpage that opens, copy the share link beneath the video and share it.

# Upload to YouTube™


How to upload a video to YouTube™

Outklip supports uploading videos to YouTube™.

  1. After recording a video, a new browser tab will open and navigate to a webpage, to preview the video.
  2. If Outklip doesn't have permission to manage your YouTube™ account:
    1. Click the YouTube™ button underneath the video. A modal dialog will pop up with this message "Next we'll navigate to a webpage to allow Outklip to access your YouTube™ Account. Ready?" Click Yes.
    2. On the next few screens, select the Google/YouTube™ Account and Allow Outklip permission to upload videos to YouTube™.
  3. After allowing Outklip permission, Outklip will be connected to your YouTube™ account.
  4. To upload the video to YouTube™, click the YouTube™ button underneath the video.
    1. A modal dialog will appear, to set YouTube™ visibility to either Public, Private or Unlisted, and whether the video is Made for Kids.
    2. Click the Upload button to upload to YouTube™.
  5. After Outklip has finished uploading to YouTube™, the modal will automatically refresh to show the YouTube™ video link. Copy the link and open it in a new tab to see your video on YouTube™.

# Comment on video


How to comment on a video

You must be logged in to comment.

  1. Open the video link on a new tab.
  2. On the webpage that opens, type a comment underneath the video and click the Comment button to post the comment.

# Delete video


How to delete video

You can only delete the videos you have created.

  1. On the homepage, all the recorded videos will appear. Click the video to view.
  2. On the webpage that opens, click the delete icon underneath the video. This will open a modal: Click Yes on the modal to delete the video. The video will be deleted permanently from Outklip.

# Video Editing Features

# Trim video


How to trim a video

The trim video feature can be used to reduce the length of the video by keeping only certain parts.

  1. On the homepage, all the recorded videos will appear. Click the video to trim.
  2. On the webpage that opens, click the scissors icon underneath the video. A new webpage will open for trimming the video.
  3. Drag the slider handles to select the part of the video to keep. Alternatively, type the start and stop time for the part in the numerical input field underneath the slider.
  4. To add more parts to the video, click Add Part. New slider handles and numerical inputs will appear, where you can set the start and stop times for the new part.
  5. After setting the start and stop times of the parts of the video to keep, click play on the video to watch a preview of the trimmed video.
  6. Click the Trim Video button to finish. Outklip will create a new video (while the original video is kept intact) based on the trim settings.

# Crop video


How to crop a video

The crop video feature can be used to keep only a smaller rectangular area of the video and remove the rest.

  1. On the homepage, all the recorded videos will appear. Click the video to crop.
  2. On this webpage that opens, click the crop icon underneath the video. A new webpage will open for cropping the video.
  3. A dashed animated rectangle will appear on the video. Content inside this rectangle will be kept and everything outside the rectangle will be removed.
  4. Adjust the size of the rectangle by moving the mouse pointer to any corner of the rectangle, or the center of the edges of the rectangle. Click the mouse and drag to adjust the size of rectangle.
  5. To see if the rectangle covers all the content to keep in the video, click the play button underneath the video.
  6. Click the Crop Video button to finish. Outklip will create a new video (while the original video is kept intact) based on the crop settings.

# Add text annotations to video


How to add text annotations to video

The text annotation feature can be used to add text and position it anywhere on top of the video.

  1. On the homepage, all the recorded videos will appear. Click the video to annotate.
  2. On this webpage that opens, click the add text icon underneath the video. A new webpage will open for adding text annotations.
  3. To enter text, type in the text input box underneath the video. Adjust the font size, font color and background color of the text. Drag the slider handles to set the time range when the text should appear in the video.
  4. To change the position of text, click the text in the video and drag the mouse.
  5. To add more text boxes to the video, click Add Text box. A new text box will be appear on the video, with corresponding settings for text, font size, font color, etc.
  6. Click the Add Text To Video button to finish. Outklip will create a new video (while the original video is kept intact) based on the text annotation settings.

# Create GIF from video


How to create GIF from video

Outklip lets you create GIFs from videos.

  1. On the homepage, all the recorded videos will appear. Click the video to convert to GIF.
  2. On the webpage that opens, click the GIF icon underneath the video. A new webpage will open where to create a gif.
  3. Drag the slider handles to select the part of the video for the GIF. Alternatively, type the start and stop time for the part, in the numerical input field underneath the slider.
  4. After setting the start and stop times, click play on the video to watch a preview of the video that will be converted to GIF.
  5. Click the Create GIF button to finish. Outklip will create a GIF (while the original video is kept intact) based on the start and stop time settings.

# Usage Plans

# Basic Plan


With Outklip Basic you can do the following.

  • Record 10-minute screen recordings in 720p resolution.
  • The videos will have an Outklip watermark.
  • Access only the last 30 videos.
  • Each video is stored for up to one year. After a year the video is deleted. Clear warnings will be shown on videos a month in advance of being deleted.
  • Video files can be downloaded in both .webm and .mp4 formats.
  • Edit videos with features like trim, crop, annotate with text and convert to GIF.

Outklip Pro videos let you do so much more. A Pro video has the following features.

  • Record 60-minute screen recordings in up to 4K resolution.
  • No watermark on video.
  • Access all videos.
  • Indefinite video storage allows you to create video archives for training or record-keeping.
  • Video files can be downloaded in both .webm and .mp4 formats.
  • Edit videos with features like trim, crop, annotate with text and convert to GIF.
  • Phone, chat and email support.

# Subscription Plan


The ideal plan for prolific video creators. The Subscription plan provides 20 Pro videos a month and no watermarks on all videos.

# System Requirements

# Browser requirements


Support on different browsers:

Browser Video playback Screen recording
Chrome v49 and up Yes Yes, with the Outklip Chrome extension
Firefox v54 and up Yes No
Safari v11.0.1 and up Yes No

# Internet requirements


Outklip needs a minimum internet upload speed of 4Mbps.

Outklip uploads videos to outklip.com while recording, so it relies on internet with fast upload speed. To check internet upload speed, type 'internet speed test' in Google and run the test.

If the internet upload speed is below 4Mbps, video upload might fail. Even if upload fails, the video can be downloaded at the link below. Copy and paste link on a new tab to view the last recorded video:

chrome-extension://lbcabedlbpobhpongobnfkbfceedgdjk/lastvideo.html

# FAQ

# How to contact support?

We are a young company and work round the clock to provide good customer support. Feel free to contact us for support by either email or clicking the chat bubble at the bottom right of our homepage.

We will reply within the hour M-F 9am-5pm US Central Timezone. On weekends too, we try to answer support requests as soon as possible.

# Why log in to use Outklip?

We ask users to log in for three reasons:

  1. Fast sharing: Outklip uploads a user's videos to their account on outklip.com, which enables instant sharing. No file download and upload required, saving users time.
  2. Creator-only actions: Only the video creator is able to perform admin actions on the video, such as deletion and viewing analytics.
  3. 3rd party app integrations: Outklip supports fast uploads to YouTube™, which needs authentication.

# How is Outklip better?

Other products How Outklip is better
OBS Studio, Camtasia, Quicktime, Dropbox/Box Today you can record a screencast with OBS Studio/Camtasia/Quicktime, compress it with FFMPEG, upload it to YouTube™/Dropbox/Box and share the link with your team. This workflow involves three different apps and a lot of waiting, which is unnecessary overhead. Outklip lets you record and share in a single app that requires zero download, zero meddling with files and hardly any waiting. It helps you go from start to shared screen recording in the least time possible.
Whatsapp and Instagram While Whatsapp and Instagram allow users to record and share video clips, they don’t support screen recording.
Slack While Slack is used mainly for group text chat and voice/video calling, it doesn’t support screen recording.
GoToMeeting, Bluejeans, Zoom, Skype and other screen recording tools GoToMeeting and other screen recording tools allow screen recording but leave you with a video file that you need to upload somewhere and then share the link with someone. This is cumbersome. Outklip combines record, upload and share into one streamlined utility, so what usually takes three tools can be done with three clicks.

# How to update Chrome extension to the latest version?

How to update the Outklip Chrome extension
  1. Open chrome://extensions in a new browser tab.
  2. Switch on Developer mode to enable.
  3. Click the Update button to update to the latest version.

# How to fix the 'Camera setup failed' error?

The 'Camera setup failed' error occurs when trying to enable camera on the Outklip Chrome extension dialog. The error is due to Outklip not getting permission to record camera.

How to enable camera recording

To use the camera in a recording, allow Outklip permission to capture camera.

  1. Click the video camera icon on the browser address bar.
  2. A popup with 'Camera blocked' appears. On that popup, select 'Always allow...' and click Done.
  3. Now enable Camera on the Outklip Chrome extension dialog. Outklip is now set up to record camera.

Note

If the camera still doesn't work, it is due to a bug in the Chrome browser: try enabling and disabling the Outklip Chrome extension on chrome://extensions and try the above steps again. It should work now.

# How to fix the 'Mic setup failed' error?

The 'Mic setup failed' error occurs when trying to enable mic on the Outklip Chrome extension dialog. The error is due to Outklip not getting permission to record microphone.

How to enable microphone recording

To use the microphone in a recording, allow Outklip permission to capture microphone.

  1. Click the video camera icon on the browser address bar.
  2. A popup with 'Microphone blocked' appears. On that popup, select 'Always allow...' and click Done.
  3. Enable Mic on the Outklip Chrome extension dialog. Outklip is now set up to record microphone audio.

Note

If the microphone still doesn't work, it is due to a bug in the Chrome browser: try enabling and disabling the Outklip Chrome extension on chrome://extensions and try the above steps again. It should work now.

# How to change settings for the Chrome extension?

To open the Outklip settings page, click the gear icon ⚙️ on the Create a video Chrome extension dialog. Alternatively, you can open a new tab and paste the following link:

chrome-extension://lbcabedlbpobhpongobnfkbfceedgdjk/settings.html

How to open Chrome extension settings

You can modify the following settings:

Setting What it does
Input devices Select the audio and video input devices.
Video resolution Sets the resolution of the recorded video.
Video frame rate Sets the fps of the recorded video.
Profile photo in place of camera Shows profile photo in place of camera, when camera is switched off.
Control panel Shows control panel in the browser, with buttons to pause/resume and cancel recordings.
Recording countdown Sets the value of the countdown timer (in seconds) before the start of recording.
Cloud video storage Enables upload of videos to the cloud. If disabled, videos are stored in the browser.

Note

The Outklip Chrome extension must be installed, to open links beginning with 'chrome-extension://'.

# How to store video recordings only in the browser?

By default, Outklip stores videos in the cloud, which can be accessed at https://outklip.com/myvideos.

The most recent video is also saved in the browser and can be viewed at this link.
chrome-extension://lbcabedlbpobhpongobnfkbfceedgdjk/lastvideo.html

To store videos only in the browser and not in the cloud: Open the Chrome extension settings webpage, click Disable next to the Cloud video storage setting and click Submit.

# How to reduce video file size?

A smaller video file is faster to upload and takes up less internet bandwidth. But a smaller video file is only possible through lowering video quality. Outklip has a setting to change video quality.

To change video quality: Open the Chrome extension settings webpage and click the dropdown menu for Video resolution. The options are 4K and 1080p (for Pro users only), 720p, 480p, 360p and 240p. Select a lower resolution for a smaller file size and click Submit.

How to change the video quality setting

# How to change the recording countdown?

To change the countdown: Open the Chrome extension settings webpage, edit the Recording countdown value and click Submit.

# Why does the facecam not appear on every tab while recording?

In earlier versions of the Chrome browser, the Outklip Chrome extension was able to automatically show the facecam when switching to a different tab. The facecam would always appear on every tab.

But, this behavior changed with a Chrome browser update in October 2019. The update prevented Chrome extensions from automatically performing operations on a new tab.

Now, the Outklip Chrome extension can no longer automatically show the facecam on every tab. However, users can still manually make the facecam appear on every tab:

  1. Open all the tabs to record. Make sure the webpages to record are loaded in these tabs.
  2. Visit each tab and click the Outklip Chrome extension icon till the facecam appears on the webpage.
  3. Now, if tabs are switched during recording, the facecam will appear on every tab.

# Why am I getting this error?

If any of the following errors appear while using the Outklip Chrome extension, try the recommended fixes:

Error Cause Recommended Fix
Timed out Slow internet upload speed. Outklip needs a minimum internet upload speed of 4Mbps to use Outklip. Check internet upload speed, by typing 'internet speed test' in Google and running the test. Switch to an internet connection with at least 4 Mbps upload speed
Logins don't match When you have two or more Outklip accounts, and log out of one account and log into another. Try recording a video again, the error won't occur a second time.

For any other errors, send us an email or click the chat bubble found on the bottom right of the Outklip homepage. We will reply within the hour M-F 9am-5pm US Central Timezone. We will resolve any reported issues within 24 hours.