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Screen Capture

Users can record their screens directly from Warpwire using our Screen Capture tool.

To record your screen, first navigate to the Media Library where you'd like to make your recording.

Then, click the plus icon (+) in the upper-right of the screen, and select "Screen Capture" from the drop down menu.

Screen Capture is supported both in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, though the process is somewhat different. Screen Capture isn't supported in Private/Incognito windows in any browser. Follow the instructions for the browser you are using.

Add content dropdown with 'Screen Capture' selected

Screen Capture in Google Chrome

If you've never used Warpwire's Screen Capture tool before, you'll be prompted to download the Warpwire Screen Capture Google Chrome extention before proceeding. You'll also need to give Chrome permission to access your micrphone and screen, if you've not done so before.

Alert to add Chrome Extension for screen capture

You'll now have a couple of options.

Option to record 'Entire Screen' or 'Specific Window'

You can either capture your entire screen, by selecting the "Entire Screen" option.

Entire Screen preview

Or click "Specific Window" to select the window you want to record.

Note that with Warpwire’s screen capture tool, you need to select “Entire Screen” if you want to record a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation in fullscreen/presenter mode.

After clicking "Specific Window," the resulting popup will show all of your currently open windows for you to choose from.

Specific window previews

Select the window you want to share, and then click the "Share" button.

You'll now see the video preview for your new screen recording. After selecting the desired audio source, click the Video icon to begin recording.

Screen capture interface

Now you can proceed with your screen recording, navigating to the particular window you're recording, or if you're recording your entire screen, simply going about the activity you want to record.

When you're done with what you want to record, navigate back to the Warpwire browser tab and click the red circle icon to end your recording.

Screen capture interface, capture in progress

You can rename your file if you'd like, then save. Your new screen recoding will save to the Media Library.

Screen capture added to Media Library

Screen Capture in Mozilla Firefox

After selecting "Screen Capture," you'll have options of what to record.

Option to record 'Entire Screen' or 'Specific Window'

You can either capture your entire screen, by selecting the "Entire Screen" option, and granting Firefox permission to capture your microphone and screen.

Firefox alert to grant entire screen and microphone access

Or click "Specific Window" to select the window you want to record.

Note that with Warpwire’s screen capture tool, you need to select “Entire Screen” if you want to record a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation in fullscreen/presenter mode.

After clicking "Specific Window," you'll need to tell Firefox which window to record, and give it access by clicking "Allow."

Firefox alert to grant specific screen and microphone access

You'll now see the video preview for your new screen recording. After selecting the desired audio source, click the Video icon to begin recording.

Audio source selection

Now you can proceed with your screen recording, navigating to the particular window you're recording, or if you're recording your entire screen, simply going about the activity you want to record.

When you're done with what you want to record, navigate back to the Warpwire browser tab and click the red circle icon to end your recording.

Capture interface, recording in progress

You can rename your file if you'd like, then save. Your new screen recoding will save to the Media Library.

Screen recording added to Media Library

Screen Capture with Fullscreen Slide Presentations

If you wish to record a PowerPoint or Keynote slide presentation in fullscreen "presenter" mode, you'll need to select "Entire Screen" when creating a Screen Capture. Watch the following video for more information.

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