Screen recording is often the most easiest way to demonstrate something — a design, a functionality, or a new tool — and now, Vimeo makes it easy. As a Plus member or higher, you can use the Beta version of our new Vimeo Record tool to easily record your screen and share that recording with others. The process of sharing your ideas has never been more efficient: just record your screen, voice, face, or a combination, then instantly upload and share your video message through Vimeo and let your work speak for itself.
The Vimeo record tool can be installed as an extension in the Google Chrome browser here.
Click on the Vimeo logo in your browser extensions, connect your Vimeo account, grant access to your camera and mic, and then you can start recording.
If you choose to make a recording without connecting to Vimeo first, you will need to register for or log into your existing account in order to share the video.
To start recording, click on the Vimeo logo in your browser extension. You can choose from the following settings for your screen recording:
- Full screen or current tab of your browser, just your camera, or both
- Camera (select external camera or computer default)
- Microphone (select external microphone or computer default)
- Upload recording to a specific folder on your account or to your team account (click on your profile avatar and on the folder icon to choose your destination)
With the camera enabled, the camera preview will default to the bottom left of the screen. However, you can also drag and drop the camera preview to the area of the screen you want to record. You can also click the flip icon inside the preview to flip your camera view horizontally (i.e. if you want your camera to act like a mirror rather than a standard camera, you can flip the image).
Click Start recording when you are ready to start recording your video. If you are recording your screen, Chrome will prompt you to choose between your entire desktop screen, a specific application window, or a specific browser tab. Once you choose your screen source, click Share.
You will see a quick 3-2-1 countdown, and then your recording will be active. You can stop recording by clicking the Stop button next in the bottom left corner.
Some things to note:
- Recordings are currently limited to two hours.
- The recording will be interrupted if the extension loses access to the camera, microphone, or screen.
- If you aren’t logged into your Vimeo account, or lose internet connection during your recording, don’t worry. Your recording will continue and be stored upon completion. Click the extension icon after you’ve logged in or regained connection to retry the upload.
Uploading and Sharing Videos
After you stop the recording, your video will automatically start uploading to your Vimeo account and will be added to a folder titled “Recordings”. Please note that you cannot change the title of the folder. If you change the title of the “Recordings” folder, or delete it, a new “Recordings” folder will be created automatically. Additionally, all recordings will be saved to the “Recordings” folder unless you select to save to a different one.
You will be able to modify a few of the video’s settings in the modal that appears. These settings include privacy, title, and description. You can also copy the video’s share link to start sharing your message instantly. Closing out of the modal will not affect the upload process but you can delete the recording straight from the modal.
Currently, the extension defaults to setting your recordings to be shareable via private link, so you can share your video only with the people you choose. If you recorded a tab, the default title of your recording will be the name of the tab. If you recorded your camera, your recording will be called “New Recording.” If you recorded both your screen and camera, the default title will be “New Recording” with the date and time.
To edit other settings, click on the gear icon next to the title to go to the video’s settings page on Vimeo.
Uninstalling the Extension
To remove the Vimeo Record extension from your browser:
Go to Chrome extensions by entering chrome://extensions/ into the URL field, then press the Enter key on your keyboard to navigate to it.
- Find the Vimeo Screen Recorder (Beta) extension.
- Click “Remove.”
When you use Record to create and share your videos, you will be taken to our new video settings experience to edit and customize your video further. Recipients of your recorded videos will also see a new, clean version of the clip page that places more of the focus on your video, and less on external distractions, such as links to other parts of the website and other video recommendations.
Your settings tools will be above and to the right of the player on the new video settings page. You can edit the video’s title and description right below the player. Your changes will be saved automatically when you press enter on your keyboard or when you click outside of the field.
To return back to the homepage, click on the Vimeo logo in the upper left corner of the screen. If you’ve set a team logo for your account, you’ll see your logo instead of Vimeo’s.