Thursday, August 7, 2014

Webcam Recording on your Chromebook

Can one record video from the webcam on the Chromebook? That was a question recently posed on the Chromebook Community.   The most obvious answer is no, right. The Camera app only permits one to capture a photo or multiple photos at the most. One, of course, can go to YouTube and capture video directly from the webcam, but are there any other options?

Actually yes, you can capture webcam video with the SnagIt for Chrome screencasting app / extension. The Camera App on Chrome is really just a tab, so just as you cast a web tab, you can cast an instance of the camera app.

In the video I demonstrate how to record video from the camera app.