Fast & easy-to-use webcam recorder

Descript’s webcam recorder captures what’s happening on your screen and lets you edit and collaborate just like a doc. Simple for beginners, with powerful editing features for professionals, Descript’s free webcam recorder is a valuable tool for training, communication, feedback, and capturing haircuts. Download Descript’s free video editing software to get started.

Use Descript’s screen & webcam camera video recorder together

Anyone who’s made a tutorial for training, product demos, tutorials, or to commemorate a haircut has likely faced the choice between taking screenshots while recording or having your disembodied head floating over your computer screen. Descript lets you use your webcam and screen recorder simultaneously, so you can make create screen recordings while capturing your haircut for posterity.

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How to record with your webcam

Step 1

Once you’ve completed your recording, Descript will automatically generate a transcript; it takes a few seconds. Edit your video by editing the transcript, just like a doc. Remove filler words in a single click, drag and drop to reorder your script, and even use Descript’s AI to insert new audio in your own voice, just by typing. If you want to do more, you can open the project in the video editor for additional effects like keyframe animation and transitions.

Step 2

Invite coworkers to leave comments or make edits. You can invite as many collaborators as you want, and they don’t need Descript accounts. You can publish to the web for commenting or invite them to add their thoughts in the app.

Step 3

When you’re ready, publish the video to a webpage, upload it to your YouTube channel, or export it as an MP4 file to send via email, post on social media, or burn to DVD for your barber.

Use Descript’s screen & webcam camera video recorder together

Anyone who’s made a tutorial for training, product demos, tutorials, or to commemorate a haircut has likely faced the choice between taking screenshots while recording or having your disembodied head floating over your computer screen. Descript lets you use your webcam and screen recorder simultaneously, so you can make create screen recordings while capturing your haircut for posterity.

Download the app →

Do more than record webcam footage with Descript

Effects

To make your screen recording accessible to all audiences, add subtitles in a single click. With Descript’s Fancy Captions create dynamic text in the color, size, and font of your choice. Upload your own fonts for brand consistency. Add shapes, progress bars and other visual effecs, or drag in images, music, or any other media.

Transitions

Making a vlog or screen capture tutorial occasionally results in dead air. You’ll be able to trim it out quickly and easily with Descript, even if you’ve never edited a video before. It’s just easy to add gentle crossfade transitions to prevent jarring jump cuts.

Built for teams

An extra set of eyes can make all the difference when editing. Descript makes it easy for multiple people to collaborate on the same project from their computers (Windows or Mac). Even without the app downloaded, it’s possible to view and make annotations on a project from Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Descript’s free version have a video recorder camera interface?

Yes. And along with the free screen recorder and webcam recording software, we’ll give you your first three hours of transcription. Upgrade to the Creator package for $12/month and get 10 hours of transcription with watermark-free exports, or the $24/month Pro package for 30 hours. Contact us, and we’ll negotiate pricing for the Enterprise package, with free training, onboarding, and a dedicated account representative.

Will Descript record audio while I record screen and web camera?

Yes again. You're automatically making an audio recording as soon as you hit the record button. You can use the automatic transcript Descript creates to edit or create subtitles.

How can I add a screencast or webcam recording into another video?

Whether you've used Descript's capture software to record camera footage or have a high-quality video file from elsewhere, you can add it to any Descript project by dragging and dropping it from your hard drive or cloud into the workstation.

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Create a podcast, a video, and all your social assets using Descript. It’s as easy as editing a doc.