During our RecordCast review, we found the application to be easy to use. It is a simple video/screen recorder and editor and can help you get through basic video editing.
You can use all its basic features for free however for advanced featured you need to subscribe to their paid plan (which isn’t hefty).
- Super-easy to use
- Web-based screen recording and editing
- Free for basic usage
- Video can only be exported in .mp4 format
- Doesn’t support 4K editing
- Not a professional video editor
Screen recorders and video editors are widely used by digital marketers, social media content creators, and advertisers to create stunning campaigns.
But when you are just getting started and trying to manage your own social media page, all you need is a clutter-free simple screen recorder and video editor, so that you can publish your content fast on different social media platforms.
RecordCast is one such screen recorder that you can use from a web browser and can be used for recording and editing short videos for free.
In this RecordCast review, we would know more about its usage, provide you a detailed walkthrough and let you decide whether you would like it in your kitty.
What can you do with RecordCast?
As you can start RecordCast from a browser you don’t need any fancy hardware configuration to record screens or edit them. All you need is an updated browser and you are good to go.
Here’s how you can use RecordCast
- Create Demos/ presentation – You can use this application to record your demos and save them as a video. You can add valuable statistics and other deliverable-related information in the video itself. Now, you need not fanatically switch between applications while giving a presentation.
Also, all screen recording content captured by RecordCast is stored locally on your device, so your data is completely safe and secure.
- Record Online Tutorial – Online tutorials can also be created with ease using RecordCast. While recording tutorials you can opt to record the whole screen content as well as both system and tutor audio. You can later edit and trim the content and add elements and highlighters to mark important notes.
- Create social media posts – You can create trending social media posts using RecordCast for free. As social media posts are generally short you can record popular content from various websites using screen recording, import existing video clips, add transitions, objects, and give a few finishing touches and you have a cool social media post ready with you.
- Video game recording – Avid gamers can start screen recording and start playing their video games. Later they can edit and extract the portion of the gameplay that they want to want to publish on YouTube or Twitch. It’s very simple.
We will walk you through the various features in the following RecordCast review section.
In this RecordCast review, we would first look into how we can record screen and webcam content while in the next sub-section we would deal with editing the recorded content and finally exporting it in a format of choice.
RecordCast is a free screen recording software that you can use to record your complete screen actions or just the webcam content.
Apart from the screen recording, you can choose to record system audio and user audio from the mic.
To get started signup on to their website and create your account for free. Once your account is created you can see two options, “Record for free” and “edit your video”.
Click on the “Record free now” option to start recording your screen actions. The good thing about RecordCast is you don’t need to install any application to start recording your screen.
A good option to screen record for Windows 10. You can record your screen without even creating an account but while extracting your video you would be asked to create an account.
When you start recording your screen you will get three recording options
- Screen & webcam recording – Using this option you can record your active desktop contents as well as your webcam content. A good option for recording interviews and meetings.
- Screen only recording – Use this option when you just want to record your desktop screen or a portion of it.
- Webcam only recording – This option only records webcam content and can be used for recording online interviews.
Once you have decided what type of content you want to record you proceed ahead and choose the different user inputs along with screen content that the software would record.
You can specify whether you want to record system sound output with your mic input before starting your recording.
Each recording for a free user is restricted to 5 minutes. If you want to record longer duration content you have to upgrade your RecordCast plan.
Once you start recording you have to select which area or application you want to record. You can choose to
- Record the entire screen. This will record all your user actions and all the applications you navigate through. Mostly used while recording tutorials.
- Record a specific application window. This option will show you a list of all applications running and prompt you to choose an application. Use this option while recording a video game walkthrough.
- Record a particular Chrome tab. This option will show you all the active Chrome tabs, and you can start recording the contents of a specific tab.
Note: Check the “Share Audio” option at the bottom if you want to record user and system audio too.
This is what the chrome tab sharing recording screen looks like.
Once you click on the tab you want to record, the recording would start. You can record all actions and click on stop, to end recording.
Once the recording stops you can preview your screen recording, and opt to record the screen or start editing your clip. The recorded clip can be downloaded on your local machine as a .webm file.
I liked the simplicity of the video recording process. RecordCast might not be the best screen recording software but it is definitely free to and lets you record screens without watermarks.
Edit and Export
Once you have recorded your video it’s time to edit your clip. Once you have recorded your screen and click on Download and Edit, the browser would automatically open the editor in a new tab.
If you want to edit your video clips later, just open the RecordCast video editor and click on Local Files to select the recorded screen recording.
Once you have imported your screen recording or other recording files, you can see your video clip in the media section of the editor.
To edit a clip, you need to drag the clip and onto the editing timeline on the bottom of the editor. Now you can add text, animation, and other overlay elements to your video clip.
To add an element, backing track, or transition in your video clip, you need to either import the file in the media section(to upload music for the backing track) or select the effect from the app and drag and drop it on the right portion of the video timeline.
Once you have added an effect you can check your latest updates in the preview video player. The RecordCast video editor allows you to add different background elements which you can use for introducing topics or guests.
It also has different elements on its web editor which can come in handy while creating catchy social media posts.
If you upgrade to their paid plan, you can add your custom watermark to your recorded content. So while creating your online tutorial or social media post even if people copy your posts it would still carry the watermark of your website.
While creating your watermark you can include your logo and title in the watermark, and even decide the size and opacity of it.
Different social media platforms accept videos in different aspect ratios. So for complete rendering and to check how your social media post would show up on various sites you can check the right aspect ratio onto your video.
This might not be the best free video editor, but it lets you do basic video editing which is good enough for demo creation, project submission, and creating social media content.
You can add transitions to add panache to your content and custom elements to draw the attention of your viewers.
You can add a custom filter to your entire video clip, crop it or adjust the orientation and speed of the video playback.
Just on top of the video timeline, you can find the split feature that can help you split and patch together videos for brand advertisements or social media posts.
Once you have finished editing the clip, and have seen the preview, it is time to export your video clip. You can only export your clips in mp4 format in either 480p, 780p, or 1080p formats.
How much does RecordCast cost?
RecordCast might not be the best screen recorder, but it is extremely easy to create high-quality video clips for free. It is one of the best free screen recorders especially in terms of ease of use.
You can use RecordCast for free and record and edit videos from your web browser. There won’t be any watermarking, however, you can only create video clips of 5-minute duration and download clips in 480p quality.
Also, you can only manage a maximum of 12 projects.
If you want to record and edit longer video clips up to 30 minutes in 720p and 1080p and add your custom watermark, then you have to upgrade to their subscription plan.
The RecordCast Plus annual subscription plan is the cheapest and will cost you $3.99 per month billed annually.
RecordCast is a great screen recorder and video editor, especially from a usability perspective. Here’s a gist of the RecordCast review.
- RecordCast is a simple web-based screen recorder and editor. You can use it to record webcam and desktop content and edit them to add transitions, effects, filters, and other effects.
- Even though RecorCast does not have the best video editor, it is capable enough for short video editing tasks. You can use this application to make memes, social media posts, and even Facebook ads. That too for free.
- To add custom watermarks, and to export in 1080p, you can upgrade to a Plus plan for less than $5.
- Due to its lack of professional video editing features it is not recommended for professional editors. But if you are looking for a simple video editor with the least fuss, then RecordCast is the right application for you.