Guide

Introduction

Outklip is a video platform that lets you make videos for work in a fun, fast and easy way.

With the Outklip Chrome extension, you can record your computer screen. As the video is being recorded, Outklip auto-uploads the video to outklip.com. Soon after recording you can preview the video, add a title and description, and edit the video. Because the video is automatically hosted on outklip.com, you can share the video link with others. It takes one click to upload your video to YouTube. You can also create GitHub and GitLab issues using the Outklip video.

When you sign up for Outklip, you can trial all the Basic plan features. As you use Outklip more, you can buy Pro videos or upgrade to the Subscription plan.

Watch the video below for a 3.5 minute tour of Outklip.

Getting Started

Create screen recording


How to create a screen recording on Outklip

It takes less than a minute to get started with creating screen recordings on Outklip.

  1. Log in
  2. On the homepage, click the Add Chrome Extension for Screen Recording button.
  3. A new browser tab will open to the Outklip Chrome store page. Click the Install button.
  4. After installing the Chrome extension, click the Outklip Chrome extension icon to open the screen recording menu.
  5. On the menu, click Start to begin screen recording.
  6. 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 where you can watch the video.
  7. On this webpage, you can do several things: preview the video, add a title and description, copy the external link for the video, upload to YouTube, edit the video, create a gif, etc.

Share video


How to get the external link for a video

Outklip generates a unique link for every video, which you can share with others.

  1. Log in
  2. On the homepage, you will see all the videos you recorded. Click the video you want to share. A webpage will open where you can watch the video.
  3. On this webpage click the share icon underneath the video. A modal will open where you can copy the external link to the video. You can also share the video link on Twitter/Facebook by clicking on the corresponding button.

Upload to YouTube


How to upload a video to YouTube

Outklip's direct upload to YouTube saves you the trouble of downloading a video and manually uploading to YouTube.

  1. After recording a video, a new browser tab will automatically open and navigate to a webpage.
  2. On this webpage you can preview the video.
  3. If Outklip doesn't have permission to your YouTube, complete the following setup sequence:
    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.
  4. After you allow Outklip permission, Outklip will be connected to your YouTube account and you can post videos directly to YouTube from Outklip.
  5. To upload the video to YouTube, click the YouTube button underneath the video.
    1. A modal dialog will appear, where you can edit the YouTube privacy setting by selecting either Public, Private or Unlisted.
    2. Click the Upload button to upload to YouTube.
  6. After Outklip has finished uploading to YouTube, the modal will automatically refresh to show the YouTube link to the video. Copy the link and open it in a new tab to see your video on YouTube.

Features

Trim video


How to trim a video

The trim video feature is useful when you want to reduce the length of the video by keeping only certain parts.

  1. Log in
  2. On the homepage, you will see all the videos you recorded. Click the video you want to trim. A webpage will open where you can watch the video.
  3. On this webpage click the scissors icon underneath the video. A new webpage will open where you can trim the video.
  4. Drag the slider handles to select the part of the video you want to keep. You can alternatively type the start and stop time for the part in the numerical input field underneath the slider.
  5. 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.
  6. After setting the start and stop times of the parts of the video you want to keep, click play on the video to watch a preview of the trimmed video.
  7. To complete the trim operation, click the Trim Video button at the bottom of the webpage. Outklip will create a new video (while the original video is kept intact) based on your trim settings.

Crop video


How to crop a video

The crop video feature is useful when you want to leave out unwanted areas of the video and keep only a smaller rectangular area.

  1. Log in
  2. On the homepage, you will see all the videos you recorded. Click the video you want to crop. A webpage will open where you can watch the video.
  3. On this webpage click on the crop icon underneath the video. A new webpage will open where you can crop the video.
  4. You'll see a dashed animated rectangle. Content inside this rectangle will be kept and everything outside the rectangle will be removed.
  5. You can adjust the size of the rectangle by moving your mouse pointer to any of the corners or the center of the edges of the rectangle. Click the mouse and drag to adjust the size of rectangle.
  6. To see if the rectangle covers all the content you want to keep in the video, click the play button underneath the video.
  7. To complete the crop operation, click the Crop Video button at the bottom of the webpage. Outklip will create a new video (while the original video is kept intact) based on your crop settings.

Add text annotations to video


How to add text annotations to video

The text annotation feature lets you add text and position it anywhere on top of your video.

  1. Log in
  2. On the homepage, you will see all the videos you recorded. Click the video you want to annotate. A webpage will open where you can watch the video.
  3. On this webpage click on the crop icon underneath the video. A new webpage will open where you can add text annotations.
  4. To enter text, type in the Text Box input underneath the video. You can adjust the font size, font color and background color of the text. You can also drag the slider handles to set the time range when the text box should appear in the video.
  5. To change the position of text, click the text in the video and drag the mouse.
  6. To add more text boxes to the video, click Add Text box. A new text box will be appear on the video. You will also see new corresponding settings for text, font size, font color, etc.
  7. To complete the text annotation operation, clck the Add Text To Video button at the bottom of the webpage. Outklip will create a new video (while the original video is kept intact) based on your text annotation settings.

Create GIF from video


How to create GIF from video

You can easily create GIFs from videos you make on Outklip.

  1. Log in
  2. On the homepage, you will see all the videos you recorded. Click the video you want to convert to GIF. A webpage will open where you can watch the video.
  3. On this webpage click on the GIF icon underneath the video. A new webpage will open where you can create a gif.
  4. Drag the slider handles to select the part of the video you want in the GIF. You can alternatively type the start and stop time for the part in the numerical input field underneath the slider.
  5. 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.
  6. To complete the operation, click the Create GIF button at the bottom of the webpage. Outklip will create a GIF (while the original video is kept intact) based on your start and stop time settings.

Embed video


How to embed video on blog

You can embed Outklip videos on you blog or website.

  1. Log in
  2. On the homepage, you will see all the videos you recorded. Click the video you want to embed. A webpage will open where you can watch the video.
  3. On this webpage, click on the share icon underneath the video. A modal dialog will open.
  4. On the modal, click on the Embed button. A new modal will appear where you can click to copy the embed code snippet.
  5. Paste this snippet on your blog or website. Now you can play the Outklip video or GIF without leaving your website.

Create GitLab issue from video


How to create a GitLab issue from video

A screen recording can provide vital information for troubleshooting bugs. Outklip makes it easy to create an issue on GitLab along with a link to the Outklip video.

  1. After recording a video, a new browser tab will automatically open and navigate to a webpage.
  2. On this webpage you can preview the video.
  3. If Outklip doesn't have permission to your GitLab, complete the following setup sequence:
    1. Click the GitLab button underneath the video. A modal dialog will open with this message "Next we'll navigate to a webpage to allow Outklip to access your GitLab Account. Ready?" Click Yes
    2. On the next few screens, Allow Outklip permission to use GitLab API.
  4. After you allow Outklip permission, Outklip will be connected to your GitLab account and you can create issues on GitLab from Outklip.
  5. To create an issue on GitLab, click the GitLab button underneath the video.
    1. A modal dialog will appear, where you can select the GitLab project, and edit the title and description.
    2. Click the Create Issue button to complete the operation.
  6. After Outklip has finished creating an issue on GitLab, the modal will automatically refresh to show the GitLab issue link. Copy the link and open it in a new tab to see your issue on GitLab.

Create GitHub issue from video


How to create a GitHub issue from video

A screen recording can provide vital information for troubleshooting bugs. Outklip makes it easy to create an issue on GitHub along with a link to the Outklip video.

  1. After recording a video, a new browser tab will automatically open and navigate to a webpage.
  2. On this webpage you can preview the video.
  3. If Outklip doesn't have permission to your GitHub, complete the following setup sequence:
    1. Click the GitHub button underneath the video. A modal dialog will open with this message "Next we'll navigate to a webpage to allow Outklip to access your GitHub Account. Ready?" Click Yes
    2. On the next few screens, Allow Outklip permission to use GitHub API.
  4. After you allow Outklip permission, Outklip will be connected to your GitHub account and you can create issues on GitHub from Outklip.
  5. To create an issue on GitHub, click the GitHub button underneath the video.
    1. A modal dialog will appear, where you can select the GitHub repository, and edit the title and description.
    2. Click the Create Issue button to complete the operation.
  6. After Outklip has finished creating an issue on GitHub, the modal will automatically refresh to show the GitHub issue link. Copy the link and open it in a new tab to see your issue on GitHub.

View your videos


How to view your videos

All videos made with the Outklip chrome extension can be viewed on outklip.com.

  1. Log in
  2. On the homepage, you will see all the videos you recorded. Click the video you want to view. A webpage will open where you can watch the video.

Comment on video


How to comment on a video

When you have the link to the video :

  1. Log in
  2. Open the video link on a new tab.
  3. A webpage will open where you can view and comment on the video.

When you do not have the link to the video:

  1. Log in
  2. On the homepage, you will see all the videos you recorded. Click the video you want to view. A webpage will open where you can watch and comment on the video.

Download video


How to download video

These are the steps:

  1. Log in
  2. On the homepage, you will see all the videos you recorded. Click the video you want to view. A webpage will open where you can download the video.
  3. Click the download icon underneath the video. The video will get downloaded to your computer.

Delete video


How to delete video

You can only delete the videos you have created. Here's how you do it:

  1. Log in
  2. On the homepage, you will see all the videos you recorded. Click the video you want to view. A webpage will open where you can delete the video.
  3. Click the delete icon underneath the video. This will open a modal: Click Yes on the modal to delete the video. Your video will be deleted from Outklip.

Remove watermark on video


To remove the watermark (see picture below) for new videos, you can upgrade to one of the paid plans. If you want to remove the watermark for an existing video, write to us at hello@outklip.com

Videos in the Basic tier have an Outklip logo watermark, which appears on the bottom right

Usage Plans

Basic Plan


With Outklip Basic you can record up to ten 10-minute screen recordings in 720p resolution. After recording 10 videos, to record more you can either delete videos or upgrade to the Pro tier. Each video is stored for up to one week. After a week the video is deleted. You'll see clear warnings on videos several days in advance of them being deleted. The videos will have a watermark that looks like following picture. To remove the watermark for new videos, you can upgrade to the Pro tier. If you want to remove the watermark for an existing video, write to us at hello@outklip.com.

Videos in the Basic tier have an Outklip logo watermark, which appears on the bottom right

Outklip Pro videos let you do so much more! A Pro video can be up to 60 minutes in length. Take advantage of the extended length to make a comprehensive video. With 1080p video quality you can create videos of incredible clarity and detail. Use the improved image quality to show visual details and record presentations. Indefinite video storage allows you to create video archives for training or record-keeping. Pro videos also give you access to premium features like trim, crop, annotate with text and convert to GIF.

Subscription Plan


The ideal plan for prolific video creators. The Subscription plan gets you 20 Pro videos a month and access to premium features like trim, crop, annotate with text and convert to GIF.

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


You will need a minimum internet upload speed of 2Mbps to use Outklip.

Outklip auto uploads videos while you're recording, so it relies on internet with fast upload speeds. To check your internet upload speed, type 'internet speed test' in Google and run the test. If your internet upload speed is below 2Mbps, Outklip might have intermittent issues.

FAQ

How do I contact support?

We are a young company and hope to stand out through 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.

Why do I need to log in?

We ask you to log in for three reasons:

  1. Fast sharing: we auto upload your videos, which enables you to share them instantly after recording. No download and upload required, saving you at least 10 minutes. Also only you, the video creator, should be able to perform admin actions, like delete and viewer analytics, on the video. Therefore we ask you to authenticate.
  2. 3rd party app integrations: we allow fast upload to YouTube and sharing to apps like GitHub, GitLab, etc. To enable integrations we need authentication.
  3. Premium features: premium features like video trimming, cropping, text annotation, GIF creation, etc. require user 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.

Why does my video not have audio?

Are you recording audio from your computer? Outklip records microphone audio, it is not suited for recording audio from a video playing on the computer. To record audio from the computer, you need a recording tool that can record System audio, such as OBS Studio -- https://obsproject.com/.

How can I request a new feature?

We try to be very responsive to our users needs. If you need a feature feel free to contact us by either email or clicking the chat bubble at the bottom right of our homepage.

Are video recordings stored in the browser?

Yes, only the last video recording though. To view the last video recording, open a new tab and copy/paste the below link. The Outklip Chrome extension must be installed for the link to work.

chrome-extension://lbcabedlbpobhpongobnfkbfceedgdjk/lastvideo.html

Why am I getting this error?

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

Error Cause Recommended Fix
Timed out Slow internet upload speed. You will need a minimum internet upload speed of 2Mbps to use Outklip. Check your internet upload speed, by typing 'internet speed test' in Google and running the test. Switch to an internet connection with at least 2 Mbps upload speed
Logins don't match When you have two or more Outklip accounts, and you 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.