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Capture every move with our free online screen recorder

Record yourself and, while you’re at it, you can share your screen on the camera. Save your fresh video clips to add and edit them to your design with Canva’s free online video recorder.

Introducing Video Recorder

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Make your online posts or presentations more engaging with dynamic videos that help sustain your information. Record yourself explaining a topic or data, demonstrating a process, or showcasing one of your products. When you edit a design on your browser or Canva app on your desktop, use your facecam or webcam recorder to take a video of yourself or your surroundings.

Share your screen

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Add visual cues to your data that’ll help your audience pick up multiple pieces of information. Prepare a step-by-step video guide on how to use your app. Flaunt your redesigned tools or user interface, or feature a presentation. Simply record your screen entirely or pick a particular window to capture using our free online screen recorder. You can even choose to take a video with the facecam or webcam and screen recorder simultaneously.

Shoot it live, upload on time

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Need a birthday video greeting instantly? Are you tasked with a website demo in one hour? Or do you need to edit a clip of a plant in your garden for your science presentation? Quickly snap a self-recording of yourself, your screen, or any view around you using your web camera on our desktop app or your browser. When you take a video on the editor, it automatically uploads to your design layout when you finish recording.

Personalize your videos easily

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Your video captures are added to your design right after. We save it on your Upload tab. With our video editor(opens in a new tab or window), you can edit it to spotlight the most important aspects or highlight the striking angles. You can trim the length, resize(opens in a new tab or window), crop, flip, loop, or autoplay. Then, add animation and decorate your video with effects and design elements from our maker tools or create talking head videos with our AI video generator(opens in a new tab or window). Use Canva to convert PPTX to PDF(opens in a new tab or window) and keep the integrity of your creative work untouched.

How to record a video

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Create a design when you open Canva. Search and pick a template or start from scratch. To access the video recording feature, you’ll need to log in to your account. You can also sign up quickly with your email or Facebook account.

Once you choose a template, you can tweak the ready-made layout on the editor. Edit texts to your content. Switch one or two colors, fonts, and backgrounds. Then, add other icons, illustrations, images, shapes, or vectors from our library or upload your own.

Click the Uploads tab on the menu and press Record Yourself on your browser. On your laptop, you can choose between Camera Only and Screen Share to include a screen recording. Check your data and privacy settings and allow access to turn on your web camera, microphone, and screen recording.

Your video recording will automatically save and upload once done. Use our video editor to flip, trim, or crop your video. You can also add design elements like frames and stickers around it and put animation before it automatically plays or loops.

Debut your videos easily. Save and download your design in MP4 or share it to your social media accounts, email loved ones, or embed it on your website. You can also present it from Canva and share a viewable link with your family and friends.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Firstly, double-check the data and privacy settings on your laptop or Mac. Is your webcam and microphone in good condition? Is your browser or desktop app allowed to access them for recording? Set it up, then create a design to go to the Uploads > Record Yourself and start taking your video. Use our maker tools to edit it after and save it.

There are two ways to record yourself while presenting: while designing and in presenter view. Take a video of yourself and your screen when you go to Uploads > Record Yourself, then add it to your design. When you’re ready to present, click the Share button and choose Present and Record. You’ll access the recording studio to film your talking presentation while in presenter view. A talking head appears in the lower-left corner of your slides while your entire presentation is recorded. You can save and download it as an MP4 video to share or send a viewable link that your audience can watch asynchronously.

Check your data and privacy settings to turn on screen recording for your web browser or desktop app. When making your design, go to the Uploads tab and click Record Yourself. It’ll lead you to the recording studio, where you can select Share Screen to access the online screen recorder, then pick what window to capture, and turn on your webcam to record yourself with your screen simultaneously.

Practice makes perfect! You can start rehearsing in the privacy of your room or in front of a mirror to memorize your talking points and try different delivery techniques. You can even take a test shot to see how you register and sound on a video recording. Keep doing it and ask for feedback from your peers. When it’s time to shoot your part, remember your talking points and work around them, so you remain authentic and avoid coming off as heavily scripted.
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