# Guide

# Welcome

Hi! Happy to have you on board! We've written this guide to help users like you quickly learn how to do cool things with Outklip. Outklip is easy to use and you learn best by using it, but this guide is here to help you in case you have any questions. It's going to be a breezy read and we've sprinkled gifs and videos throughout. Hope you enjoy Outklip!

# Introduction

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

With the Outklip Chrome extension, you can record your computer screen. As you record, Outklip auto-uploads the video to outklip.com. Immediately after recording, you can preview the video, edit the title and description, and edit the video. Just share the video link with others, it's that simple. You can also choose to upload your video to YouTube™ directly from Outklip, which makes it convenient and saves you time and effort.

When you sign up for Outklip, you can trial all the Basic plan features. When you're ready 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 recording videos 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

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, copy the share link beneath the video and share it with others.

# 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.

# 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.

# Usage Plans

# Basic Plan


With Outklip Basic you can record 30-minute screen recordings in 720p resolution. The videos will have an Outklip watermark. You can access only the last 30 videos. Each video is stored for up to one year. After a year the video is deleted. You'll see clear warnings on videos a month in advance of them being deleted. Video files are available for download in both .webm and .mp4 formats. You can also 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 can be up to 60 minutes in length. 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.

# Subscription Plan


The ideal plan for prolific video creators. The Subscription plan gets you 20 Pro videos a month.

# 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 4Mbps 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 4Mbps, Outklip might fail to upload the video. Even if the upload fails, you will still be able to download the video from your browser at this link:

chrome-extension://lbcabedlbpobhpongobnfkbfceedgdjk/lastvideo.html

# FAQ

# How do I contact support?

We are a young company and work round the clock 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™, which needs 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.

# How can I fix the 'Camera setup failed' error?

The 'Camera setup failed' error occurs when you try to enable camera on the Outklip Chrome extension dialog. The error is a result of explicit (when you click Deny on the Chrome camera permission dialog) or implicit denial (when you close the Chrome camera permission dialog) to record your camera.

To use the camera in your recording, you will need to allow Outklip to capture camera. Carry out these steps to fix the 'Camera setup failed' error.

  1. Click on the video camera icon on the address bar.
  2. You will see a popup with 'Camera blocked'. On that popup, select 'Always allow...' and click Done.
  3. Now click on Camera on the Outklip Chrome extension dialog.

Outklip is now set up to record your 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 can I fix the 'Mic setup failed' error?

The 'Mic setup failed' error occurs when you try to enable mic on the Outklip Chrome extension dialog. The error is a result of explicit (when you click Deny on the Chrome microphone permission dialog) or implicit denial (when you close the Chrome microphone permission dialog) of permission to record your microphone.

To use the microphone in your recording, you will need to allow Outklip to capture microphone. Carry out these steps to fix the 'Mic setup failed' error.

  1. Click on the video camera icon on the address bar.
  2. You will see a popup with 'Microphone blocked'. On that popup, select 'Always allow...' and click Done.
  3. Now click on 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 can I request a new feature?

We pride ourselves on being 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?

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

You can change the default setting such that videos are not stored in the cloud but rather stored in the browser, by following this step: Open a new tab and paste the below link. On the webpage, disable the Cloud Video Storage setting to only store videos in the browser.

chrome-extension://lbcabedlbpobhpongobnfkbfceedgdjk/settings.html

Note

Only the last video recording is stored in the browser. To access the video at the link above, the Outklip Chrome extension must be installed.

# Can I change the countdown before recording?

Yes you can. To change the countdown, open the below link on a new tab, edit the countdown timer value and save it. The next countdown before recording will use the value you specified. The Outklip Chrome extension must be installed for the link to work.

chrome-extension://lbcabedlbpobhpongobnfkbfceedgdjk/settings.html

# Why does my 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 you switched 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, so the Outklip Chrome extension could no longer automatically show the facecam on every tab. However, users can still make the facecam appear on every tab by following these steps:

  1. Open all the tabs you want to record. Make sure the webpages you want to record are loaded in these tabs.
  2. Visit each tab and click on the Outklip Chrome extension icon till you see the facecam appear on the webpage.
  3. Now when you start recording and switch tabs, the facecam will appear on every tab.

# 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.