Review for Best 5 Chromebook Screen Recorder

Last updated on March 6, 2020 by Donald

Chromebook is a type of laptop that runs on Chrome OS. The said operating system is based on the Google Chrome browser that can do multiple tasks online. Also, Chromebook can store files on Google Drive automatically. You have a default 100GB free storage on Google Drive with this device. However, some Windows or Mac programs don’t work with this device, especially recording videos. It is because Chromebook does not support Javascript, which is the main requirement when installing video recorders on computers. Besides, you can only use the Google Chrome browser with this device. Since Chromebook is cheaper than Windows and Mac computers, many users stick on using this device than other laptops running on different OS. Luckily, we are happy to help you to show all the best screen recorders that you can use on Chromebook. Read on to see all of them.

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AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro

Trial Limit: 3 minutes per video
Distinctive Features: It has a Task Scheduler that allows you to set time for automatic screen recording.

AceThinker Screen Grabber Pro is an excellent screen recorder that can record videos from 720p, up to 1080p. You can use this tool for Windows, Mac, and Chromebook computers. It can record your screen to full-screen, regional, webcam, or around the mouse. You can also record videos along with its audio simultaneously. Also, this tool lets you edit and put annotations on videos like shapes, arrows, lines, and texts in real-time. Aside from that, you can share the recorded file directly to video sites like YouTube, Facebook, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more. To know more about this tool, follow the easy steps below.

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Step1 Download and install the Screen Grabber Pro

First, download the tool by clicking one of the “Download” buttons above. Then launch it and follow the steps to install it on your Chromebook. Once done, launch the tool to see its interface.

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Step2 Start recording Chromebook screen

Next, go to Screen Grabber Pro and click the “Record” button at the upper leftmost part of the tool. You can choose to full-screen, region, webcam, or around the mouse. If you want to record using a webcam, plug-in your external camera, and then choose “Web camera” to start recording.

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Step3 Set Task Schedule

In case you need to record your Chromebook automatically, use its Task Scheduler feature. To start, click on the “Task Scheduler” button at the top part of the tool. Next, set your preferred start and stop time, duration, and recording mode. Then click the “OK” button at the lower rightmost part of the Task Scheduler window to apply the changes.

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Step4 End the recording process

Once done recording, click on the “Stop” button at the leftmost part of the floating toolbar. The recorded video is listed within the tool’s main interface. You can watch it by right-clicking on the video and choose “Play” to preview it. Also, you can double-click on the video to play it instantly with your device’s default media player.

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PROs:

  • It can record the audio’s video with both system sound and external microphone
  • It allows you to take screenshots while recording

CONs:

  • There is a watermark with its free-trial version
Icecream Screen Recorder

Trial Limit: 5 minutes per video
Distinctive Features: It can record the computer screen and save it in GIF file.

Icecream Screen Recorder is another screen recording tool that can record any part of your screen on Chromebook. While recording, you can also take a screenshot. You can use this tool to record games, video tutorials, webinars, live streams, and video calls. Moreover, you can add text, arrows, and shapes while recording to emphasize the critical part of the video. In case you want to record your recorded video when you upload it online, this tool allows you to add your logo as a watermark. Another cool stuff with this tool, is it displays the hotkeys you used in video recording.

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PROs:

  • It can record videos in MP4, MKV, and WebM file

CONs:

  • Limits editing options for free users
Camtasia

Trial Limit: Unlimited screen recording within its 30 days trial
Distinctive Features: You can import .camproj, .camrec, and AVI file to edit it with this tool.

Camtasia allows users to do everything they wanted when it comes to recording and editing videos. It can capture video calls, how-to videos, and PowerPoint presentations. This tool is helpful, especially when you need to make a video review on your Chromebook. Thanks to its pre-made animations, you can easily customize the recorded video to make it look professional. Besides, you can zoom in and zoom out your screen recordings. You can also add transitions between scenes and slides to improve the flow of the video. Moreover, Camtasia allows you to put royalty-free music to add background sound to your recorded video.

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PROs:

  • No time restrictions for screen recording

CONs:

  • This tool does not support live recording video
Screencastify

Trial Limit: 5 minutes
Distinctive Features: Despite being a Chrome extension, Screencastify supports microphone recording.

There are also Chrome extensions that you can use to record video on Chromebook, and one of them is the Screencastify. This tool offers you the easiest way to record videos with a single click. It also allows you to put annotations to enhance the video. Besides, you can record your Chromebook screen in 720p resolution. What’s more? Screencastify can trim, merge, crop, and put text to the recorded video. In addition, you can embed your webcam into the recording and use an external microphone to record your voice for narration.

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PROs:

  • It allows you to choose what is shown or not on the recording

CONs:

  • The free trial version doesn’t have access to its customer support
Nimbus

Trial Limit: 5 minutes video limit
Distinctive Features: It allows you to blur a specific area of the video to hide sensitive information.

Nimbus is another Chrome screen recorder extension for capturing a full web page or any part of it. You can also take a screenshot while recording if you want to make a thumbnail. It also lets you edit and insert shapes, arrows, text, and lines in real-time. In fact, Nimbus has a Premium version wherein you can put watermarks on the recorded video. You can also convert the video to WebM, MP4, GIF, and more. Plus, you can trim, crop, merge and delete the unwanted parts of the video clip. Importantly, Nimbus is so easy-to-understand that you can start recording your display screen with a few simple steps.

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PROs:

  • It can customize screenshots with more beautiful quality

CONs:

  • There are times that this tool crashes during video recording
Rating: 4.3 / 5 (based on 102 ratings) Thanks for your rating!

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