How to use Vimeo’s “Burn Screen” feature

The Vimeo video platform offers, as an extension of Google Chrome, a tool to record the computer screen. With the name of Vimeo Record (Chrome), it allows the recording of the screen accompanied by the use of a microphone and webcam, ideal for presentations or online classes.

With each recording, the extension generates a Vimeo link to access the video. This file can be downloaded to your computer or shared for public or private access. In paid Vimeo plans, it is possible to include a password. Recording allows you to select the entire screen of the device, a specific window or a Chrome tab. Here’s how to use the recorder!

Vimeo: how to use Vimeo Record to record the screen

Step 1: sign in to Vimeo through Google Chrome on your computer. Then, click on “New video” and select the option “Record screen”;

Access the screen recording feature (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 2: a Chrome Web Store tab will open with the extension page. Click “Use in Chrome” to proceed;

Install the extension (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 3: click “Add extension” to confirm the installation;

Add the extension to your browser (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 4: with the extension installed, pin it to the taskbar and click on the icon to start using it;

Open the extension (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 5: choose whether or not to allow access to the camera and microphone. If you decide to use the extension only to record your computer screen, it is not necessary to release the permission;

Tool needs permission to access camera and microphone (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 6: start setting up your video. Choose to record the screen, the camera or both and check what the audio and video sources are. The camera’s thumbnail is displayed in the lower left corner of the screen. Click on “Start recording”;

Make adjustments before recording (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 7: choose what should be displayed in the recording. You can switch between the entire screen, a window, or a Chrome tab. Click “Share” to proceed;

Choose which part of the screen you want to display (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 8: Vimeo Record will start recording the screen. To pause or stop, press the icons in the lower left corner;

Make your recording (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 9: when the recording is finished, the extension displays a window and generates a shareable link. It is possible to download the video, send the link and adjust the privacy;

See the result of the recording (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

Step 10: choose to keep the video public or private and share.

Adjust video privacy (Image: André Magalhães / Screenshot)

What is your favorite tool to record the screen? Comment!

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