Using the VidGrid Recorder

Watch: Using the recorder

Duration: 2 minutes 44 seconds

Watch this demonstration from Xavier's Digital Media Lab on the VidGrid screen recording application interface, and how it adapts to where you are in the recording process - before, during, and after recording.

CONTROL BAR  – BEFORE RECORDING (PC and Mac):

  1. Status bar: Shows the state of the recording.
  2. Record button: Starts or resumes the recording.
  3. Microphone icon: Used to select your audio input and shows current audio input levels.
  4. Webcam button: Toggles webcam on/off.
  5. Full screen icon: Allows you to record your entire screen.
  6. Gear icon: Includes various settings for the Recorder. Settings for Mac are on the task bar at the top of the screen (see below).
  7. Close icon: Closes or Minimizes the Recorder.

CONTROL BAR – BASIC SETTINGS

  1. Webcam only mode: When on, the recorder only captures content from your webcam and nothing on screen.
  2. Countdown toggle
  3. Rapid recording toggle
  4. Save videos: Saves a copy of your recording to your computer
  5. Restore recorder size: Recorder will remember previous recording dimensions for next time.
  6. Open video save folder
  7. HotKey settings: Displays HotKeys for Record/Pause, Stop, and Minimize/Maximize. More info
  8. About
  9. Log Out: Logs you out of VidGrid.

RECORDER BOUNDS AND DIMENSIONS:

  1. Lock aspect ratio: Maintains a 16:9 aspect ratio while manually readjusting the recorder bounds.
  2. Current recording dimensions: Displays pixel width x height for your recording.
  3. Drop-down for preset dimensions: Common dimensions for 16:9 aspect ratio. For best playback view, select one of these options.
  4. Custom area tool: Select the Crop icon to drag around what you want to record (will not lock the 16:9 aspect ratio).
  5. Outer bounds of your recording: Everything inside these lines will be recorded.

​​​​​​​CONTROL BAR – DURING RECORDING:

  1. Time clock: Shows the current time.
  2. Pause button: Pauses the recording.
  3. Trash icon: Cancels the current recording and starts over.
  4. Check button: Stops the recording and uploads it.

CONTROL BAR – AFTER FINISHING YOUR VIDEO

  1. Input box: Title your recording.
  2. Check mark icon: Save your video title and open the
    video on the VidGrid website.
  3. Trash icon: Delete recording and start over.

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Article ID: 446
Created
Fri 7/28/17 10:55 AM
Modified
Wed 6/19/19 11:12 AM

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